nib Newcastle Knights NRLW Head Coach Ronald Griffiths has named his 22-woman squad for our Round 3 clash against the Parramatta Eels at CommBank Stadium this Sunday.
In a huge boost for the side, Captain Hannah Southwell has been named to make her return.
The NSW and Australian representative ruptured her ACL in Round 1 of last season and will mark her first appearance of the new campaign by leading out the side at CommBank Stadium.
English international Georgia Roche has also been selected to make her highly-anticipated NRLW debut.
A quick and strong ball-runner, Roche will line-up alongside Jesse Southwell in the halves.
In further team news, Kiwi international Laishon Albert-Jones returns to the bench having missed last round due to a mandatory concussion stand-down.
See the squad below:
1. Tamika Upton (VC) - Hunter City Motor Group
2. Sheridan Gallagher - M&J Chickens
3. Shanice Parker - PalmerBet
4. Abigail Roache - Sydney Direct Fresh Produce
5. Jasmin Strange - PKF
6. Georgia Roche - Taylor's Outdoor Power Equipment
7. Jesse Southwell - Triple M
8. Rima Butler - Hunter Imaging
9. Olivia Higgins - East Coast Building and Pest
10. Simone Karpani - Mobile Mouthguards
11. Caitlan Johnston - A Plus Contracting & Poly Welding
12. Yasmin Clydsdale - The Wests Group
13. Hannah Southwell (C) - NBN News
14. Nita Maynard - Greg Tapp Printing
15. Kayla Romaniuk - Guardian Safety Solutions
16. Laishon Albert-Jones - Bella Group Services
17. Tayla Predebon - Allara Learning
18. Felila Kia
19. Tiana Davison
20. Jayde Herdegen
21. Tamerah Leati
22. Viena Tinao
Match: Eels v Knights
Round 3 -
Venue: CommBank Stadium, Sydney