The Newcastle Knights has made a number of forced changes for Saturday’s Round 24 match against the Brisbane Broncos at Suncorp Stadium.
Coach Wayne Bennett ruled out Jeremy Smith and Kade Snowden on Friday, with Jarrod Mullen omitted on game day with a corked calf.
Michael Dobson replaces Mullen in the halves, with David Fa’alogo and Adam Cuthbertson moving into the starting 13.
Travis Waddell also moves into starting hooker, with Adam Clydsdale starting from the bench alongside Korbin Sims, Chris Houston and Joseph Tapine.
1. Kurt Gidley (c), 2. Chanel Mata’utia, 3. Dane Gagai, 4. Joseph Leilua, 5. Sione Mata’utia, 21. Michael Dobson, 7. Tyrone Roberts, 18. David Fa’alogo, 14. Travis Waddell, 10. Willie Mason, 11. Beau Scott, 12. Robbie Rochow, 17. Adam Cuthbertson. Interchange: 9. Adam Clydsdale, 15. Korbin Sims, 19. Chris Houston, 20. Joseph Tapine.
The match kicks off at 5.30pm.