SKD set to tackle Roost­ers

Townsville Bulletin - - SPORT -

SHAUN Kenny- Dowall is set to face the Syd­ney Roost­ers next week just a month af­ter be­ing dumped by the tri- colours over his co­caine scan­dal.

The for­mer New Zealand Test rep­re­sen­ta­tive is ex­pected to make his New­cas­tle de­but against his old side on Fri­day week at Al­lianz Sta­dium.

Kenny- Dowall was thrown a life­line two weeks ago by Knights coach Nathan Brown.

He is still re­cov­er­ing from a ham­string in­jury and had been con­sid­ered for the Knights’ game on Satur­day night against Bris­bane.

How­ever, af­ter elect­ing to hold him back as a pre­cau­tion, he is set to make his club de­but against his old side in what prom­ises to be an emo­tion­ally charged game.

“I’d be sur­prised if he isn’t able to play against the Roost­ers next week,” Brown said.

Af­ter an 11- year, 224- game ca­reer at Bondi Junc­tion, Kenny- Dowall was re­leased from his Roost­ers con­tract af­ter his ar­rest in May for drug pos­ses­sion. He sub­se­quently pleaded guilty to pos­sess­ing 0.29g of co­caine in­side a Syd­ney night­club and was handed a 12- month good be­hav­iour bond with no con­vic­tion recorded.

Shaun Kenny- Dowall.

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