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ISP Newcastle Knights coach Rory Kostjasyn has named his 19-man squad for Saturday's Round 20 encounter against the Wentworthville Magpies at Cessnock Sports Ground.

Nick Meaney has been named in the no. 1 jersey with the expected return of Kalyn Ponga to the fullback role in first grade, while Cory Denniss also set to return to his spot in the centres for ISP.

This week Jack Johns is in the mix, named on the bench, after spending some time on the sidelines with a knee injury.

20s fullback Matt Cooper and Fiji international Junior Roqica have also been named on the extended bench.


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1. Nick Meaney, 2. Tom Hughes, 3. Matt Allwood, 4. Cory Denniss, 5. Brent Naden, 6. Jack Cogger, 7. Brock Lamb, 8. JJ Felise, 9. Chris Randall, 10. Pasami Saulo, 11. Sam Stone, 12. Brodie Jones, 13. Luke Yates. Interchange. 14. Jack Johns, 15. Jirah Momoisea, 16. Pat Mata'utia, 17. Tyrone Amey, 18. Matt Cooper, 19. Junior Roqica.

Saturday, July 28 – Round 20 ISP
ISP kick-off: 3pm
Venue: Cessnock Sports Ground

Meanwhile, head coach of the Knights Jersey Flegg side Todd Lowrie has named a 17-man squad for their clash against the Parramatta Eels as the opening match of the day on Saturday.

Mitch Andrews is back into the centres after a late exclusion last week, as Nash Birch and Hayden Loughrey get to again test out their halves combination.

There's a bit of shuffling around in the forward pack with Mat Croker named at no. 8, Tevita Alifa taking the no. 10 and Brandon Russell into lock.

Phoenix Crossland also comes onto the bench.

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1. Tex Hoy, 2. Justin Worley, 3. Heath Gibbs, 4. Mitch Andrews, 5. Elijah Rasiga, 6. Nash Birch, 7. Hayden Loughrey, 8. Mat Croker, 9. Tom Starling, 10. Tevita Alifa, 11. Kurtis Dark, 12. Beau Fermor, 13. Brandon Russell. Interchange. 14. Phoenix Crossland, 15. Joe Bromage, 16. Jack Cameron, 17. Kingston Puru.

Saturday, July 28 – Round 20 Jersey Flegg
ISP kick-off: 1.30pm
Venue: Cessnock Sports Ground