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Cowboys v Knights Round 2 NRL team list

nib Newcastle Knights NRL Head Coach Adam O'Brien has named his 22-man squad for their second round clash against the North Queensland Cowboys.

Two debutants highlight the inclusions in the side with Jed Cartwright and Tom Jenkins set to become Knight #347 and Knight #348.

Jenkins replaces Enari Tuala on the wing while Jed Cartwright joins the side for Dylan Lucas, with last round's debutant Kai Pearce-Paul named to start in the back-row.

The squad travels to North Queensland on Thursday ahead of kick-off against the Cowboys at 5:30pm on Saturday night at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

See the squad below:


1. Kalyn Ponga (C) - Greg Tapp Printing

2. Tom Jenkins - Allara Learning

3. Dane Gagai - DGI Trading

4. Bradman Best - Chill-Rite

5. Greg Marzhew - PalmerBet

6. Tyson Gamble - Guardian Safety Solutions

7. Jackson Hastings - Bella Group Services

8. Jacob Saifiti - Hunter City Motor Group

9. Phoenix Crossland - East Coast Building & Pest Services

10. Leo Thompson - Hunter Imaging

11. Tyson Frizell - Wests

12. Kai Pearce-Paul  - NBN News

13. Adam Elliott - Sydney Direct Fresh Produce


14. Jack Cogger - Taylors Outdoor Power Equipment

15. Daniel Saifiti - M&J Chickens

16. Jack Hetherington - Dandelion House

17. Jed Cartwright - Hardy's

Extended Bench:

18. Brodie Jones

19. Will Pryce

20. Mat Croker

21. Fletcher Sharpe

22. Tom Cant