Newcastle Knights NYC coach Troy Pezet has named a 17-man team to play the Wests Tigers at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.
1. Bryce Donovan, 2. Fuaimamao Uta 3. Josh Birch, 4. Braden Robson, 5. Ken Tofilau, 6. Brock Lamb, 7. Jack Cogger, 8. Josh King, 9. Danny Levi, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Bradie Smith, 12. Ben Stone, 13. Luke Yates. Interchange: 14. Jake McNamara, 15. Faitotoa Faitotoa, 16. Roman Fepuleai, 17. Ben Steven.
Meanwhile, NSW Cup coach Matt Lantry has named a 17-man team to play Wests Tigers, also at Hunter Stadium.
With halfback Jaelen Feeney ruled out of Sunday’s game, NYC Knight Dylan Pythian builds for his reserve grade debut.
Chanel Mata’utia remains in the centres with Tyme Dow-Nikou again featuring on a four man bench.
1. Jake Mamo, 2. Honeti Tuha, 22. Nathan Ross, 4. Pat Mata’utia, 5. Chanel Mata’utia, 6. Carlos Tuimavave, 7. Dylan Phythian, 8. Sam Mataora, 9. Chad Redman, 10. Paterkia Vaivai, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Clint Newton (c), 13. Ben Tupou. Interchange: 16. Marvin Filipo, 17. James Taylor, 21. Jake Finn, 23. Tyme Dow-Nikau.
Saturday May 17 – Round 9
Newcastle Knights v Wests Tigers
Gates open: 11.30am
NSW Cup: 11.45am
Venue: Hunter Stadium