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Beanies for Brain Cancer Stadium takes over

Get your beanies on.

Throughout the NRL’s ‘Beanies for Brain Cancer’ Round in Round 19, McDonald Jones Stadium will be rebranded.
Beanies for Brain Cancer Stadium will host the Newcastle Knights clash this weekend as they face Wests Tigers on Friday (26 July) at 6pm.

The annual fundraiser is supporting the Mark Hughes foundation, formed by Mark Hughes and his family, a past Newcastle Knights player, after he was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2013.

The venue will see the construction of a three metre high beanie, whilst all NRL venues this round will be selling beanies at merchandise outlets from Thursday 25 July until Sunday 28 July.

Speaking of the support, Mark Hughes said “I would like to thank McDonald Jones Stadium for their amazing support again in 2019.

“For Bill McDonald and Venues NSW to come together to support our cause and give up the naming rights to McDonald Jones Stadium is a huge gesture and one that we feel truly honoured by. We can’t wait to see a packed house at the Knights game with the loyal fans wearing their beanies.

Newcastle Knights CEO Phillip Gardner also spoke about the game, saying, “it was a terrific initiative to have the giant beanie sit atop the stadium last year and we are thrilled to have it back on game day for our match against the Wests Tigers.”

Tickets to see the Newcastle Knights in action this Friday night are available now at

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