Knights name Round 12 Reserve Grade and Jersey Flegg sides

ISP Newcastle Knights coach Rory Kostjasyn has named his 19-man squad for Saturday's Round 12 encounter at Beanie for Brain Cancer Stadium against the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Nick Meaney is set to make his comeback from injury this week and has been named in the number one jersey, while Brent Naden will shift to the wing.

Another change in the halves this week with Jack Cogger being called up to NRL following an injury to Brock Lamb on the weekend. Hayden Loughrey from Jersey Flegg will get his chance to play alongside Jack Johns in a very new pairing.

Beau Fermor has also been promoted from the Under 20s to start in the forward pack.

Team

1.Nick Meaney, 2. Tom Hughes, 3. Matt Allwood, 4. Cory Denniss, 5. Brent Naden, 6. Jack Johns, 7. Hayden Loughrey, 8. Tyrone Amey, 9. Chris Randall, 10. Bobby Treacy, 11. Beau Fermor, 12. Brodie Jones, 13. Luke Yates. Interchange. 14. Tom Starling, 15. Pasami Saulo, 16. Pat Mata'utia, 17. Zac Hosking, 18. Tori Freeman-Quay, 19. Faitotoa Faitotoa.

Sunday May 27 – Round 12 ISP

Newcastle Knights v St George Illawarra Dragons
ISP kick-off: 11.45am
Venue: Beanie for Brain Cancer Stadium

Meanwhile, Jersey Flegg coach Todd Lowrie has named his 17-man squad for Saturday's Round 12 clash at Cessnock Sports Ground against the St George Illawarra Dragons.

Matt Copper comes back to the fullback position after a rest last week, which sees Tex Hoy move to the halves to pair with Nash Birch following the absence of Hayden Loughrey who gets his chance to impress in ISP this week.

Tevita Alifa will come off the bench for a start in the number 13 jersey with Beau Fermor also set to start in the ISP squad.

A new name in the mix is junior Knight Ben Talty who has been named on the bench.

Team

1.Matt Cooper, 2. Gary Anderson, 3. Brayden Musgrove, 4. Ofa Manuofetoa, 5. Justin Worley, 6. Tex Hoy, 7. Nash Birch, 8. Matt Croker, 9. Matthew Moon, 10. Jirah Momoisea, 11. Kurtis Dark, 12. Brandon Russell, 13. Tevita Alifa. Interchange. 14. Ben Talty, 15. Joe Bromage, 16. Kye Hopwood, 17. Jack Cameron.

Saturday, May 26 – Round 12 Jersey Flegg

Newcastle Knights v St George Illawarra Dragons
Jersey Flegg kick-off: 3pm
Venue: Cessnock Sports Ground