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Knights v Dragons Round 19 NRL team list

The nib Newcastle Knights have named Tex Hoy in the No.6 to face St George Illawarra this weekend. 

Hosting the Dragons on Sunday, Hoy remains in the starting side, moving from fullback to five-eighth, to accommodate the return of Kalyn Ponga.

Ponga, Hymel Hunt, Phoenix Crossland and Mitch Barnett rejoin the team after a week off.

D-Saf: Disappointment, bouncing back and Old Boys Day

Coach Adam O'Brien - brought to you by Allara Learning - has picked Hunt in the centres with Gehamat Shibasaki coming out of the squad. 

Kurt Mann will miss the match as a result of a one-week suspension and is replaced by Chris Randall in the No.9 jersey.

Barnett slots back into lock, while Crossland comes back onto the bench. 

Given it's Old Boys day, we've partnered the NRL team list alongside the best ever Knights XIII, as voted by you earlier this year.


1. Kalyn Ponga brought to you by - East Coast Building and Pest

Old Boy - Robbie O'Davis

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

Old Boy - Adam MacDougall 

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

Old Boy - Matt Gidley 

4. Hymel Hunt brought to you by - McDonald Jones Homes

Old Boy - Mark Hughes 

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

Old Boy - Aku Uate

6. Tex Hoy brought to you by - Greg Tapp Printing

Old Boy - Matt Johns

Lee: Return, areas to improve and wing competition

7. Mitchell Pearce brought to you by - Wellman Strata

Old Boy - Andrew Johns 

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

Old Boy - Paul Harragon

9. Chris Randall brought to you by - Varley Group

Old Boy - Danny Buderus 

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

Old Boy - Tony Butterfield

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

Old Boy - Ben Kennedy

Pearce chats to the 100% Footy panel

12. Aidan Guerra brought to you by - MusclePharm

Old Boy - Steve Simpson

13. Mitch Barnett brought to you by - Allara Learning

Old Boy - Bill Peden


14. Phoenix Crossland brought to you by - NBN News

Old Boy - Kurt Gidley 

15. Jacob Saifiti brought to you by - Mine Super

Old Boy - Marc Glanville

16. Herman Ese'ese brought to you by - Triple M 102.9

Old Boy - Adam Muir

17. Sione Mata'utia brought to you by - Brydens Lawyers

Old Boy - Mark Sargent

18. Josh King

19. Pasami Saulo

20. Mason Lino

21. Tautau Moga 


Date: Sunday, September 20

Location: McDonald Jones Stadium

NRL kick-off: 4:05pm