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Squad Update: Backline reshuffle confirmed for must-win Warriors clash

nib Newcastle Knights Head Coach, Adam O'Brien, has confirmed his changes to the team 24 hours out from our Beanie for Brain Cancer Round clash with the Warriors.

Kalyn Ponga and Mat Croker come out of the side this week, leaving Josh King and Brayden Musgrove as the additional players at O'Brien's disposal.

Tex Hoy shifts into fullback in Ponga's place.

The team will be confirmed one hour prior to kick off tomorrow.

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21. Tex Hoy

2. Dom Young 

3. Kurt Mann 

4. Enari Tuala

5. Hymel Hunt 

6. Jake Clifford

7. Mitchell Pearce 

8. Jacob Saifiti

9. Jayden Brailey (c) 

10. Daniel Saifiti (c) 

11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon

12. Brodie Jones 

13. Mitch Barnett


14. Connor Watson 

15. David Klemmer 

16. Sauaso Sue 

17. Jack Johns

Extended Bench:

18. Josh King

20. Brayden Musgrove