Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has announced a 26-man squad for Wednesday’s closed trial match against the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park.

New recruits Aidan Guerra, Chris Heighington, Connor Watson, Herman Ese’ese, Jacob Lillyman, Kalyn Ponga, Slade Griffin and Mitchell Pearce have all been included in the extended squad.

Newcastle Knights Squad

Aidan Guerra
Brock Lamb
Brodie Jones
Chris Heighington
Connor Watson
Cory Denniss
Danny Levi
Herman Ese’ese
Jack Cogger
Jacob Lillyman
Jacob Saifiti
Jamie Buhrer
Josh King
Kalyn Ponga
Ken Sio
Lachlan Fitzgibbon
Luke Yates
Mitchell Pearce
Nathan Ross
Nick Meaney
Sam Stone
Shaun Kenny-Dowall
Sione Mata’utia
Slade Griffin
Thomas Cronan
Tom Hughes


  1. Very much hoping this will be an interesting encounter – whatever the outcome.

    Knights fans & pre-existing team members deserve it.

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