nib Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has announced his 21-man squad for Saturday’s match against the Cronulla Sharks at Southern Cross Group Stadium.

Brendan Elliot resumes at fullback, with Joe Wardle returning to the extended bench, in an otherwise unchanged 17-man team.

With Elliot's return, Peter Mata'utia shifts back to centre and Sione Mata'utia to the second row.

The coach has made one change to the extended bench, adding Jaelen Feeney in place of Josh King.

At 20-years of age, Sione Mata’utia is set to play his 50th NRL match on Saturday.

All three grades are in action at Shark Park, with an exhibition women’s match also scheduled between the two sides for this weekend.

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Saturday April 1 – Round 5
Cronulla Sharks v Newcastle Knights
NYC: 10.45am
ISP: 12.40pm
NRL: 3pm
Women’s Exhibition: 5.15pm
Venue: Southern Cross Group Stadium