Newcastle Knights forward David Fa'alogo has been ruled out of Monday night's game against the North Queensland Cowboys at Hunter Stadium due to a training injury.
Coach Wayne Bennett had named an 18-man squad on Tuesday which covers for Fa'alogo's injury.
In better news, centre Joseph Leilua got clearance to play following a throat injury in Round 13.
Meanwhile captain Kurt Gidley, who was named at hooker, will shift into the halves, with Tyrone Roberts moving to the bench.
All the final team news will be available at 6pm on newcastleknights.com.au.