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Late Mail: D-Saf ruled out

nib Newcastle Knights NRL Head Coach Adam O'Brien has confirmed his squad of our battle against the Canberra Raiders at McDonald Jones Stadium this afternoon.

In a late change, Daniel Saifiti has been ruled out having contracted COVID-19.

Jacob Saifiti moves to the front-row, Mat Croker comes into lock while Sauaso Sue joins the bench.

19-year-old Oryn Keeley has been named 18th man and could make his NRL debut if required.

See the team below:


1. Tex Hoy - Hunter Imaging

2. Edrick Lee - Hunter City Motor Group

3. Dane Gagai - Allara Learning

4. Krystian Mapapalangi - NBN News

5. Dom 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 (C) - Century 21 Novocastrian

13. Jacob Saifiti -  Brydens Lawyers

11. Tyson Frizell - Greg Tapp Printing

12. Brodie Jones - East Coast Building & Pest Services

17. Mat Croker - A Plus Contracting


14. Phoenix Crossland - PalmerBet

15. Pasami Saulo - The Wests Group

16. Simi Sasagi - Accolade Wines

18. Sauaso Sue - Triple M

Extended Bench:

21. Oryn Keeley