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Phoenix Crossland set to replace Blake Green for Knights’ clash against Canberra in one of four likely changes | Newcastle Herald



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Knights coach Adam O’Brien is set to hand the halfback playmaking reins to youngster Phoenix Crossland in one of at least four changes to his side thrashed by the Sydney Roosters after confirmation veteran Blake Green will miss Saturday’s crucial clash against Canberra with a cracked rib. Green left the field in serious discomfort in the second half of the 38-4 loss to the Roosters on Saturday night after copping a late hit from Roosters winger Matt Ikuvalu following a clearing kick. He is expected to be sidelined for at least a couple of weeks. With Mitchell Pearce [torn pec] out until at least round 13, Crossland 20, will be named in the number 7 jersey for…

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