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"14 March 2015 Townsville, Queensland - North Queensland Cowboys v Newcastle Knights - Photo: Cameron Laird / Melba Studios"

The Newcastle Knights and North Queensland Cowboys have finalised their 17-man teams for Saturday night's clash at 1300Smiles Stadium.

Sione Mata’utia will play in Saturday night’s match, with Tyler Randell dropping off the extended bench.

Fullback Kurt Gidley returns after missing round one due to hamstring tightness, pushing Mata’utia to the bench.


1. Kurt Gidley (c), 2. James McManus, 3. Dane Gagai, 4. Joey Leilua, 5. Akuila Uate, 6. Jarrod Mullen, 7. Tyrone Roberts, 8. Kade Snowden, 9. Adam Clydsdale, 10. Korbin Sims, 11. Beau Scott, 12. Robbie Rochow, 13. Jeremy Smith. Interchange: 15. Chris Houston, 16. David Fa’alogo, 17. Jack Stockwell, 18. Sione Mata’utia.


1. Michael Morgan, 2. Justin O’Neill, 3. Matthew Wright, 4. Kane Linnett, 21. Kyle Feldt, 6. Robert Lui, 7. Johnathan Thurston (c), 8 Matt Scott (c), 9. Rory Kostjasyn, 10. Ben Hannant, 11. Gavin Cooper, 12. Ethan Lowe, 13. Jason Taumalolo. Interchange: 14. Jake Granville, 15. Kelepi Tanginoa, 16. Scott Bolton, 17. James Tamou.

The round two match kicks off at 8pm QLD time (9pm NSW). Follow @NRLKnights on Twitter and join the conversation by using the match day hashtag #NRLCowboysKnights.