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Squad Update: Ponga ruled out, Saifiti to start

nib Newcastle Knights NRL Head Coach, Adam O'Brien, has reduced his squad for tomorrow afternoon's clash with the Penrith Panthers at Carrington Park, Bathurst.

Kalyn Ponga was given every chance to play, however, the Captain has not recovered in time from a knee injury.

In positive news, Daniel Saifiti will feature against the Panthers with Simi Sasagi and Sauaso Sue named on the extended bench.


19. Tex Hoy

2. Dominic Young 

3. Dane Gagai 

4. Bradman Best 

5. Enari Tuala 

6. Jake Clifford 

7. Adam Clune 

8. Jacob Saifiti 

9. Chris Randall 

10. Daniel Saifiti 

11. Tyson Frizell (C)

12. Mitch Barnett 

13. Kurt Mann 


14. Phoenix Crossland 

15. Jirah Momoisea 

16. Leo Thompson 

17. Mathew Croker

Extended Bench:

18. Simi Sasagi

21. Sauaso Sue