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Knights v Raiders Round 9 NRL Team List

nib Newcastle Knights Head Coach Adam O'Brien has named his 21-man squad to take on the Canberra Raiders on Saturday at McDonalds Park in Wagga Wagga.

Hymel Hunt returns from a hamstring injury on the wing, while Phoenix Crossland will make his first ever appearance in the No.7 jersey.

Pasami Saulo's good performance off the bench last week has earned him an opportunity, with Josh King and Starford To'a dropping back to the reserves.

Lachlan Fitzgibbon and Tex Hoy have again been named on the extended bench, leaving the door ajar for their returns to the NRL from injury.

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TEAM LIST:

1. Kalyn Ponga - Allara Learning

2. Brayden Musgrove - A Plus Contracting

3. Enari Tuala - M&J Chickens

4. Bradman Best - East Coast Building and Pest

5. Hymel Hunt - East Coast Building and Pest

6. Kurt Mann - Fast Fuel Meals

7. Phoenix Crossland - Kelly Suzuki Cardiff

8. David Klemmer - Mine Super

9. Jayden Brailey (c) - Musclepharm

10. Daniel Saifiti (c) - Greg Tapp Printing

11. Tyson Frizell - Wellman Strata

12. Mitch Barnett - Hunter Imaging

13. Connor Watson - Brydens Lawyers

Interchange:

14. Sauaso Sue - Taylors Outdoor Power Equipment

15. Jacob Saifiti - NBN News

16. Brodie Jones - Triple M 102.9

17. Pasami Saulo - Reflections Holiday Parks

Extended Bench:

18. Lachlan Fitzgibbon 

19. Starford To'a

20. Josh King

21. Tex Hoy