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Injury rules Lillyman out of final NRL match

An ongoing groin injury has robbed Jacob Lillyman of one last game.

The veteran has been cruelly ruled out of Saturday's Round 25 NRL game against St George Illawarra.

"At training the other day I broke down again," Lillyman said.

"It's just too painful."

The nib Newcastle Knights forward was due to take the field in his final first grade game before hanging up the boots but his troublesome groin has prevented him from playing on last time.

Nathan Brown will announce Lillyman's replacement when he confirms his NRL squad reduction at 3pm Friday.

Classic Clashes: Old Boys Day


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

14. Tom Starling
15. Chris Heighington
17. Josh King

18. JJ Felise
19. Pasami Saulo
20. Brock Lamb
21. Luke Yates

Saturday, September 1 – Round 25
Knights v Dragons
Kick-off: 3pm
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium