Local chance to see new Knights recruits in pre-season trial
Several of the Newcastle Knights’ new recruits are expected to take to the field in a pre-season match against the Cronulla Sharks in March.
Queensland representative Tim Glasby and Samoan international James Gavet are part of a swag of new signings, while late Monday afternoon Bulldogs front rower David Klemmer was announced as having joined the squad.
“Last year the Knights played a trial in Maitland and attracted a sellout crowd,” Knights CEO Philip Gardner said.
“When the opportunity to venture out there in 2019 was presented, we jumped at it.
“The people of Maitland love their rugby league and with a host of new recruits joining the Club this season, this trial match will be a great opportunity for our fans to see those players in action before the season proper.”
The Sharks were victorious in both matches of the 2018 season, downing the Knights 48-10 in Round 12 and 38-12 in Round 24.
The match will be played on Saturday, March 2 at Maitland’s No. 1 Sportsground.
Tickets go on sale at 10am on Monday, December 3 and can be purchased at the Maitland Visitor Information Centre or at maitlandevents.com.au.
Tickets are $20 for grandstand seating, $10 for adult general admission and $5 for children under 12. Kids tickets cannot be purchased separately and will need to be bought with adult tickets.