The Newcastle Knights has made a number of forced changes prior to Sunday’s Round 15 match against the Cronulla Sharks at Hunter Stadium.

The home side has lost Adam Clydsdale (shoulder) and Tyrone Roberts (ankle) due to injury.

Tyler Randell moves into starting hooker, with 19-year-old Danny Levi set to make his NRL debut off the bench.

As Levi becomes player number 260 for the Newcastle Knights, Jake Mamo also makes a return to NRL.

Captain Kurt Gidley moves into the halves for Mamo to play at fullback, while Pat Vavivai shifting to lock and Chris Houston to the bench.

NEWCASTLE

19. Jake Mamo, 2. James McManus, 3. Sione Mata'utia, 4. Dane Gagai, 5. Akuila Uate, 6. Carlos Tuimavave, 1. Kurt Gidley (c), 8. Kade Snowden, 14. Tyler Randell, 10. Korbin Sims, 11. Beau Scott, 12. Tariq Sims, 17. Pat Vaivai. Bench: 13. Chris Houston, 15. Robbie Rochow, 16. Joseph Tapine, 18. Danny Levi.

SHARKS

1. Michael Gordon, 2. Sosaia Feki, 3. Gerard Beale, 4. Ricky Leutele, 5. Valentine Holmes, 6. Jack Bird, 7. Jeff Robson, 8. Andrew Fifita, 9. Michael Ennis, 10. Matt Prior, 11. Luke Lewis, 12. Wade Graham, 14. Jayson Bukuya. Bench: 15. Chris Heighington, 16. David Fifita, 17. Sam Tagataese, 20. Ben Barba.

The match kicks off at 2pm.