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Knights v Eels Round 17 NRL team list

nib Newcastle Knights Head Coach Adam O'Brien has named his 22-man squad for their Round 17 clash against the Parramatta Eels at McDonald Jones Stadium this Saturday night.

With just ten games remaining in the run towards September, the clash is shaping as critical for both sides with finals spots on the line.

With his side fresh off their second bye, O'Brien has named Will Pryce to make his NRL debut, with the 21-year-old Englishmen set to become Knight #351.

The rest of the side is a mostly unchanged line up to the one which was narrowly defeated by Penrith nine days ago.

Kai Pearce-Paul returns to the side on the bench after being a late withdrawal last time out.

His return sees Jack Hetherington shuffle back to the extended bench.

Phoenix Crossland will also start in the No.9 jersey, with Jayden Brailey named on the bench.

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See the squad below:


1. Fletcher Sharpe - Greg Tapp Printing

2. Enari Tuala - Allara Learning

3. Dane Gagai - DGI Trading

4. Bradman Best - Chill-Rite

5. Greg Marzhew - PalmerBet

6. Will Pryce - 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 (c) - Wests

12. Dylan Lucas  - NBN News

13. Adam Elliott - Sydney Direct Fresh Produce


14. Jayden Brailey (c) - Taylors Outdoor Power Equipment

15. Daniel Saifiti - M&J Chickens

16. Kai Pearce-Paul - Dandelion House

17. Brodie Jones - Hardy's

Extended Bench:

18. Mat Croker

19. Jack Hetherington

20. Jack Cogger

21. Krystian Mapapalangi

22. David Armstrong