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Knights v Roosters Round 19 NRL team list

nib Newcastle Knights NRL Head Coach Adam O’Brien has named his 22-man squad for Round 19 clash with the Sydney Roosters at McDonald Jones Stadium on Friday night.

Winger Hymel Hunt will make his first NRL appearance this season, lock Kurt Mann returns from a leg injury and Pasami Saulo is back on the bench after passing the required HIA protocols. 

This week’s 50/50 charity partner is Nova for Women and Children a specialist homelessness and domestic violence service, based right here in the Newcastle and Lake Macquarie areas.

Gates open and fan zone commences at McDonald Jones Stadium at 5.15pm with kick off in Jersey Flegg fixture between the Knights and Dragons at 5.15pm, followed by NRL action between the Knights and Roosters from 7.55pm.

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. Hymel Hunt - 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

12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon - East Coast Building & Pest

13. Mitchell Barnett - A Plus Contracting


14. Kurt Mann - PalmerBet

15. Jacob Saifiti - The Wests Group

16. Pasami Saulo - Accolade Wines

17. Brodie Jones - Triple M

Extended Bench:

18. Leo Thompson

19. Phoenix Crossland

20. Tex Hoy

21. Dom Young

22. Jake Clifford