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Knights v Roosters Round 18 NRL team list

The nib Newcastle Knights have named Tex Hoy at fullback for Saturday's clash with the Sydney Roosters.

Coach Adam O'Brien - brought to you by Allara Learning - has decided to rest Kalyn Ponga for the match at the SCG, which has opened the door for Hoy.

In a boost for the Knights, winger Edrick Lee returns from injury (broken arm) and takes the place of Hymel Hunt, who like Ponga, has been given a week off.

Mitch Barnett will also sit out this weekend with Herman Ese'ese moving into the starting lock position.

Daniel Saifiti returns from a knee injury via the bench, while Sione Mata'utia (ankle) has been named on the extended bench.

Phoenix Crossland retains his No.14 jersey but must complete the return to play protocols after suffering a head-knock last weekend.


1. Tex Hoy brought to you by - East Coast Building and Pest

2. Edrick Lee brought to you by - Reflections Holiday Parks

3. Enari Tuala brought to you by - O'Bryan Electrical & Solar

4. Gehamat Shibasaki brought to you by - McDonald Jones Homes

5. Starford To'a brought to you by - Kelly Suzuki Cardiff

6. Mason Lino brought to you by - Greg Tapp Printing

7. Mitchell Pearce brought to you by - Wellman Strata

8. David Klemmer brought to you by - M&J Chickens

9. Kurt Mann brought to you by - Varley Group

10. Jacob Saifiti brought to you by - Port Hunter Conveyors

11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon brought to you by - Hunter Imaging Group

12. Aidan Guerra brought to you by - MusclePharm

13. Herman Ese'ese brought to you by - Allara Learning


14. Phoenix Crossland brought to you by - NBN News

15. Daniel Saifiti brought to you by - Mine Super

16. Josh King brought to you by - Triple M 102.9

17. Brodie Jones brought to you by - Brydens Lawyers

18. Sione Mata'utia

19. Pasami Saulo

20. Tautau Moga

21. Chris Randall 


Date: Saturday, September 12

Location: Sydney Cricket Ground

NRL kick-off: 7.35pm