"Photo: Paul Barkley / Melba Studios"

The Newcastle Knights and Wests Tigers have finalised their teams for Sunday's match at Hunter Stadium.

Chad Redman makes his NRL debut, becoming player number 257 to play in the red and blue.

Redman replaces Adam Clydsdale, who was ruled out with a shoulder injury, while Joseph Tapine dropped off the five-man bench and played in NSW Cup earlier today.

KNIGHTS

1. Dane Gagai, 2. James McManus, 3. Sione Mata’utia, 4. Joseph Leilua, 5. Akuila Uate, 6. Kurt Gidley (c), 7. Tyrone Roberts, 8. Kade Snowden, 9. Tyler Randell, 10. David Fa’alogo, 11. Beau Scott, 12. Tariq Sims, 13. Jeremy Smith. Bench: 15. Chris Houston, 16. Korbin Sims, 17. Jack Stockwell, 19. Chad Redman.

TIGERS

1. James Tedesco, 2. Kevin Naiqama, 23. David Nofoaluma, 4. Chris Lawrence, 5. Pat Richards, 6. Mitchell Moses, 7. Luke Brooks, 8. Aaron Woods, 9. Robbie Farah (c), 10. Keith Galloway, 11. Curtis Sironen, 14. Dene Halatau, 13. Martin Taupau. Bench: 12. Kyle Lovett, 15. Ava Seumanugagai, 16. Matthew Lodge, 17. Sauaso Sue.

The match kicks off at 4pm.