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Knights to host Sharks in Maitland trial

The nib Newcastle Knights will return to Maitland next year when they host the Cronulla Sharks in a trial match at Maitland No. 1 Sportsground on Saturday, March 2.

"Last year the Knights played a trial in Maitland and attracted a sell-out crowd," Knights CEO Philip Gardner said.

"When the opportunity to venture out there in 2019 was presented, we jumped at it.

"The people of Maitland love their rugby league and with a host of new recruits joining the Club this season, this trial match will be a great opportunity for our fans to see those players in action before the season proper."

The Knights host the Sharks thanks to a partnership with Maitland City Council.

Maitland Mayor Loretta Baker said; 'We had a wonderful time in February this year when we hosted the Knights to launch the new Maitland No.1 Sportsground. It was an easy decision to invite the team back and work with the Knights again to bring first class rugby league to Maitland.

"February's game had a fantastic community feel about the occasion. We're very excited to host the game and I'm hoping local fans come out in numbers to support our very own Hunter based team and the Sharks."

Members pre-sale go on sale at 10.00am Friday, November 30.

General sale tickets for the match will go on sale at 10am on Monday 3 December and can be purchased online at or over the counter at the Maitland Visitor Information Centre.

Tickets are $20 for grandstand seating, while general admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12.

Kids tickets cannot be purchased separately and will need to be bought with adult tickets.