The Knights head into their Round 5 match against the Melbourne Storm with two changes from last weekend.

Akuila Uate returns from a Round 2 injury in place of Cory Denniss, while Jack Stockwell replaces Lachlan Fitzgibbon on the bench.

Korbin Sims and Robbie Rochow switch positions as well, with Sims going into the second row and Rochow taking a place up front.

NEWCASTLE

1. Dane Gagai, 2. Nathan Ross, 3. Sione Mata'utia, 4. Pat Mata'utia, 18. Akuila Uate, 6. Jarrod Mullen, 7. Trent Hodkinson, 8. Sam Mataora, 14. Danny Levi, 12. Robbie Rochow, 10 Korbin Sims, 11. Jacob Saifiti, 13. Jeremy Smith. Interchange: 9. Tyler Randell, 15. Mickey Paea, 17. Pauli Pauli, 20. Jack Stockwell.

MELBOURNE

1. Cameron Munster, 2. Young Tonumaipea, 3. William Chambers, 12. Tohu Harris, 22. Richie Kennar, 6. Blake Green, 7. Cooper Cronk, 8. Jesse Bromwich, 9. Cameron Smith (c), 10. Jordan McClean, 11. Kevin Proctor, 16. Felise Kaufusi, 13. Dale Finucane. Interchange: 4. Ben Hampton, 14. Kenny Bromwich, 15. Tim Glasby, 18. Nelson Asofa-Solomona.

The away game against the Storm at AAMI Park kicks off at 3pm.