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Squad Reduction: Round 16 NRL team update

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

Having confirmed young half Phoenix Crossland will make his NRL debut, the 18-year-old has come onto the bench. 

Backrower Brodie Jones drops out of the side, along with forward Jirah Momoisea.

Coach Brown will finalise his final 17 one hour prior to kick-off.

Brown: Crossland will debut tomorrow


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, 23. Phoenix Crossland, 20. Tex Hoy, 21. Tautau Moga


Saturday, July 7 at McDonald Jones Stadium

NRL kick-off: 7.35pm