Knights recruits named for Melbourne trial
nib 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.
The trial will be a stepping stone for talented youngsters Brodie Jones, Nick Meaney and Tom Hughes who are yet to make their NRL debuts, while ISP winger Thomas Cronan has been rewarded for a stellar 2017 season with a place in the squad.
The Knights trial squad will travel to Melbourne on Tuesday, to play the Storm on Wednesday afternoon.