Coach Matt Lantry has named an 18-man side for the NSW Cup Newcastle Knights' Round 17 match against the Manly Sea Eagles on Sunday at 3pm at Newcastle's No. Sportsground.
The NSW Cup side sees the return of five eighth Carlos Tuimavave, Clint Newton, Pat Vaivai, Sam Mataora, Pat Vaivai and Danny Levi who played with the NRL Knights in Friday night's clash against the Brisbane Broncos.
Meanwhile, Knights' new recruit Damian Sironen is set to play his first match for the Club and is named on a four man interchange.
1. Nathan Ross, 2. Honeti Tuha, 3. Pat Mata’utia, 4. Chanel Mata’utia, 5. Kerrod Holland, 6. Carlos Tuimavave, 7. Jaelen Feeney, 8. Sam Mataora, 9. Danny Levi, 10. Paterika Vaivai, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Clint Newton, 13. Marvin Filipo. Interchange: 14. James Elias, 15. Damian Sironen, 16. Tama Koopu, 17. Luke Yates.
NSW Cup, Round 17
Newcastle Knights v Manly Sea Eagles
Venue: Newcastle No. 2 Sports ground
Kick off: 3pm
The NRL and NYC Knights have a bye in Round 17 and return in Round 18 to play the Canberra Raiders in Canberra.