The Newcastle Knights has finalised their 17-man team for Saturday's round three match against the Canberra Raiders at Hunter Stadium.

Akuila Uate and Daniel Saifiti are both out due to injury, with Cory Denniss (player #270) and Mickey Paea (player #271) coming into the side.

It is Denniss' NRL debut while it is Paea's debut for the Club, after returning to the NRL this season from England.

Newcastle

3. Dane Gagai, 2. Nathan Ross, 15. Sione Mata’utia, 4. Pat Mata’utia, 19. Cory Denniss, 6. Jarrod Mullen, 7. Trent Hodkinson (c), 8. Sam Mataora, 14. Danny Levi, 10. Korbin Sims, 11. Jacob Saifiti, 12. Robbie Rochow, 13. Jeremy Smith (c). Interchange: 9. Tyler Randell, 16. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 18. Pauli Pauli, 20. Mickey Paea.

Canberra

1. Jack Wighton, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Jarrod Croker (c), 4. Brenko Lee, 5. Jordan Rapana, 12. Elliott Whitehead, 7. Sam Williams, 8. Shannon Boyd, 9. Josh Hodgson, 10. Frank-Paul Nuuausala, 11. Josh Papalii, 13. Shaun Fensom. Interchange: 14. Kurt Baptiste, 15. Iosia Soliola, 16. Paul Vaughan, 17. Jeff Lima, 18. Joseph Tapine.

The match kicks off at 5pm. Follow @NRLKnights on Twitter for live game updates.