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Squad Update: Changes confirmed ahead of Manly clash

nib Newcastle Knights NRL Head Coach Adam O’Brien has reduced his squad to 19 for Saturday night’s clash with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at 4 Pines Park, Brookvale.

In two late changes, Lachlan Fitzgibbon comes into the second-row. Kurt Mann comes out of the team with Mitch Barnett moving to lock.

Leo Thompson also joins the bench replacing Pasami Saulo.

Chris Randall and Mat Croker remain on the extended bench.

Our three Origin representatives Kalyn Ponga, Dane Gagai and Jacob Saifiti have been named and are all set to back up against the Sea Eagles.

See the team below:


1. Kalyn Ponga (C) - 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. Jayden Brailey - Century 21 Novocastrian

10. Daniel Saifiti - Brydens Lawyers

11. Tyson Frizell - Greg Tapp Printing

20. Lachlan Fitzgibbon - East Coast Building & Pest

12. Mitchell Barnett - A Plus Contracting


14. Simi Sasagi - PalmerBet

15. Jacob Saifiti - The Wests Group

18. Leo Thompson - Accolade Wines

17. Brodie Jones - Triple M

Extended Bench:

19. Chris Randall

23. Mat Croker