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Knights coach Brian Smith has made a host of changes to his squad for the Round 3 encounter versus Canberra.
The Knights have named skipper Andrew Johns to make his return after being concussed in the opening minutes against the Bulldogs in Round 1. Johns will, however, have to pass a final fitness test later in the week before he is given the all clear to play. Riley Brown has also been added to the squad, and will play his first match for the Knights in 07.
Out of the squad that beat the Dragons 16-12 in Round 2 are Todd Polglase and Kirk Reynoldson. Daniel Abraham has moved from 5/8 to Lock Forward to accommodate Johns' expected return, and Hooker Terrence Seu Seu has been moved back to the bench to make way for Brown.
Knights v Raiders Round 3 Team First Grade
Tuesday, March 27, 2007 - Newcastle Knights
KNIGHTS v RAIDERS
Monday 2nd April, 2007
Coach: Brian Smith
1. Kurt Gidley 2. James McManus 3. George Carmont 4. Brad Tighe 5. Adam MacDougall 6. Jarrod Mullen 7. Andrew Johns (C) 8. Josh Perry 9. Riley Brown 10. Adam Woolnough 11. Steve Simpson 12. Clint Newton 13. Daniel Abraham
14. Terence Seu Seu 15. Cory Paterson 16. Matthew White 17. Daniel Tolar