LATE MAIL: Knights v Panthers

The Newcastle Knights will line-up 1-13, with two changes made to the bench for Sunday's round nine match against the Penrith Panthers at Hunter Stadium.

Joseph Tapine and Patrick Vaivai make their NRL debut, replacing Korbin Sims (suspension) and Matt Hilder (concussion) on the bench.

NEWCASTLE

Boyd, McManus, Gagai, Leilua, Uate, Mullen, Roberts, Fa'alogo, Gidley (c), Snowden, Scott, Rochow, Cuthbertson. Interchange: Clydsdale, Houston, Tapine, Vaivai.

PENRITH

Moylan, Simmons, Whare, Idris, Mansour, Soward, Wallace (c), Plum, Segeyaro, Kite, Peachey, Manu, Docker. Bench: McKendry, Robinson, Latimore, Yeo.

The match kicks off at 2pm, follow @NRLKnights on Twitter for game updates.