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It's game day! Everything you need to know

There's no better day than game day. 

After a week's break due to the bye, the nib Newcastle Knights are well rested and ready to finish the year off in style.

It stars at 7.55pm at McDonald Jones Stadium when the boys host Parramatta.

Here's everything you need to know:


Friday July 13 – Round 18

Gates Open: 5.30pm

Jersey Flegg kick-off: 5.45pm

NRL kick-off: 7.55pm

Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium - 294 Turton Road, Broadmeadow

Bill Peden: 'It's a welcome to the family for Nick'


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1. Nick Meaney
2. Ken Sio
3. Sione Mata'utia
4. Cory Denniss
5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
6. Connor Watson
7. Mitchell Pearce ©
8. Josh King
9. Danny Levi
10. Daniel Saifiti
11. Aidan Guerra
12. Mitch Barnett
13. Herman Ese'ese

14. Nathan Ross
15. Chris Heighington
16. Jamie Buhrer ©
17. Jacob Lillyman

18. Luke Yates
19. Sam Stone
20. Jack Cogger
21. JJ Felise

The final team is updated one hour before kick-off.


Our game day show, The Round Table, has everything you need to get fired up before the game.

Featuring injured Knight Daniel Saifiti and Knights great Clint Newton, the gang preview the game and provided the latest news and insights from inside Club land.

The show can be found on our Facebook page here!


Meet Nick Meaney: Knights debutant No.298

Nick Meaney makes his NRL debut on Friday night.

The 20-year-old fullback replaces Kalyn Ponga in the side.

Watch the video above to learn more about the Ballina product.


1. Clint Gutherson (c)
2. Bevan French
3. Michael Jennings
4. Jarryd Hayne
5. George Jennings
6. Corey Norman
7. Mitch Moses
8. Daniel Alvaro
9. Cameron King
10. Siosaia Vave
11. Marata Niukore
12. Brad Takairangi
13. Nathan Brown

14. Tepai Moeroa
15. Tim Mannah (c)
16. David Gower
17. Peni Terepo

18. Kane Evans
19. Kirisome Auva'a
20. Jaeman Salmon
21. Kaysa Pritchard


Project Pearce

Have you seen Project Pearce?

Mitchell Pearce returns from injury and the Knights have tracked his journey back to the field in this exclusive documentary.


Catch all the action for the Jersey Flegg on your phone with our exclusive Twitter Commentary.

The call starts at 5.40pm on our Twitter account.


Casualty ward: Ponga progress, Griffin surgery

Injured players and expected return dates:

Tautau Moga (ACL, Season)

Slade Griffin (Knee, Season)

Jacob Saifiti (Shoulder, Round 24)

Kalyn Ponga (Hamstring, Round 19-20)


Check out our 'fan zone' featuring plenty of activities including face painting.
Kelly Suzuki Cardiff is giving away a Suzuki Swift at halftime. One lucky Knights fan will be randomly selected prior to NRL kick off, to Kick for a Car. Participant will need to follow the rules and cleanly kick the ball from the 40m line and through the goal posts to win a brand-new car.


Key match up:
Mitchell Pearce v Mitchell Moses. Nathan Brown knew his team was in trouble when his star halfback limped off with a pectoral injury in round seven against the Tigers. Victories have been hard to come by since, but expect the hosts to be pumped up with the return of their prized off-season recruit. Moses has endured a tough year, but the playmaker always competes until the final whistle.

Round 18 Team List: Big changes to Browns' Knights

Head-to-head: Played 50; Knights 28 wins, Eels 21, 1 draw

Previous result: Knights won 30-4 at ANZ Stadium in round 13

Points per game: Knights 17.6; Eels 14.8

Points conceded per game: Knights 26.8; Eels 23.4

Televised: Live on Nine, Fox League


The Membership marquee is located in the western grandstand.

Join your kids up as a free junior Member to receive discounts on tickets, merchandise and food and beverages.

Remember to use your Member discount when purchasing extra tickets from Ticketmaster, food and beverages at the stadium and merchandise from the Knights Club Shop.

The Knights Club Shop opens from 9am until NRL kick-off.


Join the Knights with the final 3 home game pass. You can join today from only $60 HERE!


Parking on game days is available only for vehicles with a pre-paid parking ticket. Pre-paid parking tickets cost $10 plus transaction fee from Ticketmaster on 136 100, online or by visiting Ticketmaster box office at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Disabled parking areas have been designated in close proximity to each of the McDonald Jones Stadium accessible entries. To purchase mobility parking please phone Ticketmaster on 136 100 or visit the Ticketmaster box office at McDonald Jones Stadium.

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