Knights name Klemmer and Pearce replacements

Nathan Brown has added two players to his squad ahead of the nib Newcastle Knights’ Round 16 clash against the Warriors.

With Mitchell Pearce and David Klemmer both called into NSW Origin camp on Wednesday, the NRL has granted the Club permission to add Phoenix Crossland and Jirah Momoisea to the team list.  

Crossland, who has come through the Club's Elite Academy and is a junior NSW representative halfback, was recently promoted into the Knights’ Top 30.

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Momoisea, a front rower, joined the fulltime squad on a development deal prior to the June 30 deadline.

Jamie Buhrer and Shaun Kenny-Dowall will captain the side this weekend. 

Coach Brown will update his team 24 hours before kick-off on Saturday and again 1-hour prior to the game.

TEAM

1. Connor Watson, 2. Hymel Hunt, 3. Kurt Mann, 4. Jesse Ramien, 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6. Mason Lino, 14. Jamie Buhrer, 8. James Gavet, 9. Danny Levi, 10. Jacob Saifiti, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Sione Mata'utia, 15. Herman Ese'ese. Interchange: 16. Josh King, 17. Pasami Saulo, 18. Aidan Guerra, 19. Brodie Jones, 20. Tex Hoy, 21. Tautau Moga, 22. Jirah Momoisea, 23. Phoenix Crossland

DETAILS

Saturday, July 7 at McDonald Jones Stadium

NRL kick-off: 7.35pm