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Squad Update: Change made ahead of Roosters clash

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

In one change on the bench, Kurt Mann comes out of the team with Phoenix Crossland included on the interchange.

The rest of the team is unchanged with Leo Thompson and Tex Hoy remaining on the extended bench.

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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


19. Phoenix Crossland - PalmerBet

15. Jacob Saifiti - The Wests Group

16. Pasami Saulo - Accolade Wines

17. Brodie Jones - Triple M

Extended Bench:

18. Leo Thompson

20. Tex Hoy