Coach Nathan Brown has named a 19-man squad for Sunday’s match against the Melbourne Storm at Hunter Stadium.
The big inclusion is Jarrod Mullen, who is named to return from a hamstring injury he suffered in Round 8.
Dane Gagai is named at fullback, but will need to pass a medical following Wednesday night’s State of Origin match at ANZ Stadium.
Robbie Rochow starts at prop after an impressive performance against the Canberra Raiders while Danny Levi is back at starting hooker with a rib injury ruling Tyler Randell out.
Sione Mata’utia remains in the second row, after making the switch from centre against the Raiders.
Mickey Paea, Pat Mata’utia and Pauli Pauli are added to an extended bench.
CLICK HERE to view the Round 19 line-ups.
As part of Sunday’s family day at Hunter Stadium, kids go free to the football with any paying adult* and kids on the field returns after full time. The Fan Zone will also have plenty for the family to enjoy.
As part of the family day at the football, children will receive a free bag of lollies with every purchase of churros at Sunday’s game. The churros outlets can be found at Bay 59 in the western grandstand and Bay 11 in the eastern grandstand.
All three grades are in action once again, with the Under 20s kicking off at 9.40am before Reserve Grade at 11.40am and NRL at 2pm.
Sunday July 17 – Round 19
Newcastle Knights v Melbourne Storm
Gates open: 9.30am
Reserve Grade: 11.40am
Venue: Hunter Stadium
Match Day Information: CLICK HERE