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Knights v Cowboys Round 16 NRL team list

nib Newcastle Knights Head Coach, Adam O'Brien, has confirmed his 21-man squad for this week's Round 16 clash with North Queensland at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Kalyn Ponga has been named to make his long-awaited return at fullback, pushing Kurt Mann back to the centres.

Brodie Jones moves back to the bench, with Jack Johns making way and shuffling to the reserves.

Daniel Saifiti will back up from another strong Origin performance in the front row, with Jacob Saifiti lining up alongside him.

The rest of the side is unchanged from the one which took down the Warriors in Round 15.

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1. Kalyn Ponga - Allara Learning

2. Dom Young - A Plus Contracting

3. Kurt Mann - M&J Chickens

4. Enari Tuala - East Coast Building and Pest

5. Hymel Hunt - Accolade Wines

6. Jake Clifford - Fast Fuel Meals

7. Mitchell Pearce - Kelly Suzuki Cardiff

8. Jacob Saifiti - Mine Super

9. Jayden Brailey (c) - Musclepharm

10. Daniel Saifiti (c) - Greg Tapp Printing

11. Mitch Barnett - Wellman Strata

12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon - Hunter Imaging

13. Sauaso Sue - Brydens Lawyers


14. Connor Watson - Taylors Outdoor Power Equipment

15. David Klemmer - NBN News

16. Josh King - Triple M 102.9

17. Brodie Jones - Reflections Holiday Parks

Extended Bench:

18. Jack Johns

19. Phoenix Crossland

20. Simi Sasagi

21. Jirah Momoisea

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