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Squad Update: Team reduced to 19

nib Newcastle Knights NRL Head Coach, Adam O’Brien, has reduced his squad to 19 for Friday’s battle against the Gold Coast Titans at McDonald Jones Stadium. 

Daniel Saifiti will make his return from injury coming onto the bench for Pasami Saulo.

Jake Clifford and Lachlan Fitzgibbon remain on the extended bench.

The match is part of the NRL's annual Beanie for Brain Cancer Round with clubs, players and fans uniting to raise money for brain cancer research alongside the Mark Hughes Foundation.

Support the cause and get your beanies for the game at your Local Lowes or IGA or head to

See the team below:


1. Tex Hoy - Hunter Imaging

2. Edrick Lee - Hunter City Motor Group

3. Dane Gagai - Allara Learning

4. Enari Tuala - NBN News

5. Dominic Young - Taylors Outdoor Power Equipment

6. Anthony Milford - Sydney Direct Fresh Produce

7. Adam Clune - Guardian Safety Solutions

8. David Klemmer - M&J Chickens

9. Chris Randall - Century 21 Novocastrian

10. Jacob Saifiti - Brydens Lawyers

11. Tyson Frizell - Greg Tapp Printing

12. Mitchell Barnett - East Coast Building & Pest

13. Kurt Mann - A Plus Contracting


14. Simi Sasagi - PalmerBet

15. Leo Thompson - The Wests Group

16. Mathew Croker - Accolade Wines

22. Daniel Saifiti - Triple M

Extended Bench:

18. Jake Clifford

19. Lachlan Fitzgibbon