The Newcastle Knights touch premiership side is set to play their first home game of the season this Saturday afternoon against the Brisbane Broncos.

The clash at McDonald Jones Stadium will act as a curtain-raiser for the NRL meeting between the Knights and the Warriors later that evening. There will also be a Canterbury Cup match between the touch premiership and NRL games.

The Knights women are currently sitting fifth place after two games played. After losing their debut match in Mudgee earlier in the year, the team bounced back with a victory over the Cowboys to get themselves off the mark in 2019.

The Knights women’s squad features a number of Australian players, including the Australian Women’s captain Jess McCall, and the player regarded as the fastest female touch player in the world, Madi Crowe.

Knights CEO Philip Gardner has encouraged Knights fans and the Newcastle community to get behind their touch teams.

“This is a fantastic event with some of the best touch players in the country,” Gardner said. “I urge all Novocastrians to show their support and cheer on our Knights touch teams this season.”

Both the men’s and women’s Knights touch teams play a total of six matches throughout the season. After this Saturday’s match, there will be one more NRL Touch Premiership match at McDonald Jones Stadium, at 4pm on Friday, July 26.