The Newcastle Knights has made a number of line-up changes for Saturday’s Heritage Round match against the Gold Coast Titans at Hunter Stadium.
Sione Mata’utia, who is forced out of the match due to a concussion he suffered against the Canberra Raiders, is replaced by Jake Mamo.
Chris Houston and Clint Newton come into the side in place of Joseph Tapine, Paterika Vaivai and Sam Mataora, who were originally named on an extended bench.
Houston makes a return from injury after breaking his finger in Round 15.
1. Kurt Gidley (c), 2. James McManus, 20. Jake Mamo, 4. Dane Gagai, 5. Akuila Uate, 6. Jarrod Mullen, 7. Tyrone Roberts, 8. Kade Snowden, 9. Tyler Randell, 10. Korbin Sims, 11. Beau Scott, 12. Tariq Sims, 13. Jeremy Smith. Bench: 14. Danny Levi, 15. Dave Fa’alogo, 17. Chris Houston, 19. Clint Newton.
6. Josh Hoffman, 2. Anthony Don, 3. James Roberts, 4. Nene Macdonald, 1. David Mead, 20. Kane Elgey, 7. Daniel Mortimer, 8. Luke Douglas, 9. Beau Falloon, 10. Nate Myles (c), 11. Ryan James, 12. Dave Taylor, 13. Greg Bird. Bench: 14. Agnatius Paasi, 15. Eddy Pettybourne, 16. Nathaniel Peteru, 17. Chad Redman.
The Round 19 match kicks off at 5.30pm.
The NRL will be raising funds for the NRL Foundation and RiseForAlex Fund this weekend as part of its ongoing support of players who have suffered a catastrophic spinal injury playing rugby league.
$1 from every attendee at matches across Men of League Heritage Round will be split evenly between the Foundation and RiseForAlex Fund. The NRL are also running an online auction, again, all funds raised from bids will be split evenly between the NRL Foundation and RiseForAlex Fund.
Fans have the chance to bid for unique memorabilia and VIP match experiences. The auction is open now and will close at 10:30pm AEST on Thursday 23 July.