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Newcastle Herald
Max McKinney

Departing Knights duo to miss Sunday's clash with Sharks

Outgoing Knights forward Mitch Barnett will miss Sunday's clash with Cronulla. Picture by Jonathan Carroll

Anthony Milford and Mitch Barnett have played their last games for the Newcastle Knights.

The outgoing duo, who are joining the Dolphins and Warriors respectively next season, will miss Newcastle's clash with Cronulla at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday.

Milford suffered a rib injury in the first half of Newcastle's 36-26 loss to the Gold Coast, while Barnett has missed the side's past two games after undergoing thumb surgery earlier this month.

Neither were named in Newcastle's 22-man squad on Tuesday afternoon for Sunday's match.

Bradman Best, who was dumped from the NRL side for missing the team bus a fortnight ago, has also failed to return from a hamstring injury which kept him sidelined last week.

Krystian Mapapalangi, who played his second NRL match at the weekend, has again kept Enari Tuala out of the side.

Tuala remains in an extended squad, which also includes lower-grade player Ben Talty.

Jack Johns and Chris Randall come back into the side and make up an interchange bench also including Pasami Saulo and Jacob Saifiti.

Sauaso Sue, who is also leaving the club, was not named in the squad.

Mat Croker has been named to start at lock.

Knights (vs Sharks)

1 Tex Hoy

2 Edrick Lee

3 Dane Gagai

4 Krystian Mapapalangi

5 Dom Young

6 Phoenix Crossland

7 Adam Clune

8 David Klemmer

9 Jayden Brailey (C)

10 Daniel Saifiti

11 Tyson Frizell

12 Brodie Jones

13 Mat Croker


14 Chris Randall

15 Jacob Saifiti

16 Pasami Saulo

17 Jack Johns

Extended squad

18 Simi Sasagi

19 Ben Talty

20 Enari Tuala

21 Jirah Momoisea

22 Hymel Hunt

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