Squad update: Knights star ruled out for Cowboys clash

nib Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has trimmed his Round 20 NRL team ahead of Friday's match against North Queensland at 1300SMILES Stadium.

Connor Watson has been ruled out with a groin issue.

While he has battled an ankle complaint, it's a groin injury which has seen the No.6 fail to make the game.

He has been replaced by Jack Cogger in the halves. 

Cory Denniss has also dropped off the bench.

Brown will confirm his final 17 one hour before kick-off.


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TEAM

1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Ken Sio
3. Sione Mata'utia
4. Nathan Ross
5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
20. Jack Cogger
7. Mitchell Pearce ©
8. Jacob Lillyman
9. Danny Levi
10. Daniel Saifiti
11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
12. Mitch Barnett
13. Aidan Guerra

14. Jamie Buhrer ©
15. Chris Heighington
16. Josh King
17. Herman Ese'ese

18. Nick Meaney
21. JJ Felise

Friday, July 27 – Round 20
North Queensland Cowboys v Newcastle Knights
Kick-off: 6pm
Venue: 1300SMILES Stadium