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The Newcastle Knights has made a number of forced changes for Sunday's Indigenous Round match against the Sydney Roosters at Hunter Stadium.

The home side are without Kade Snowden (concussion), David Fa'alogo (neck) and Carlos Tuimavave (toe) while Jake Mamo played earlier in NSW Cup.

Akuila Uate returns from a knee injury, Tariq Sims moves into the front row, Tyler Randell shifts into the halves, Chris Houston is in the starting line-up while Sam Mataora, Joseph Tapine and Danny Levi are added to the bench.


1. Kurt Gidley (c), 21. Akuila Uate, 3. Sione Mata’utia, 4. Dane Gagai, 5. Nathan Ross, 14. Tyler Randell, 7. Tyrone Roberts, 12. Tariq Sims, 9. Adam Clydsdale, 10. Korbin Sims, 11. Beau Scott, 16. Chris Houston, 13. Jeremy Smith. Bench: 17. Clint Newton, 18. Sam Mataora, 19. Joseph Tapine, 20. Danny Levi.


1. Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, 2. Daniel Tupou, 3. Michael Jennings, 4. Blake Ferguson, 21. Brendan Elliot, 6. James Maloney, 14. Jackson Hastings, 8. Jared Waerea-Hargreaves, 9. Jake Friend (c), 10. Dylan Napa, 11. Boyd Cordner, 13. Aidan Guerra, 17. Sio Siua Taukeiaho. Interchange: 12. Mitchell Aubusson,15. Isaac Liu, 16. Kane Evans, 18. Suaia Matagi.

The Round 22 match kicks off at 4pm.