Late Mail: Sharks v Knights

Coach Nathan Brown has finalised his team to take on the Cronulla Sharks in Round 5.

There is a late change with Nathan Ross rule out due to calf tightness, making way for Jacob Gagan to make his Club debut. 

As announced on Friday, local junior and lifelong Knights fan Anthony Tupou will make his Club debut from the bench.

Sione Mata'utia is set to play his 50th NRL game in the second row, while Brendan Elliot returns at fullback.

Newcastle

1. Brendan Elliot 2. Ken Sio, 3. Dane Gagai, 4. Peter Mata'utia, 20. Jacob Gagan, 6. Brock Lamb, 7. Trent Hodkinson, 15. Jack Stockwell, 12. Jamie Buhrer, 10. Josh Starling, 11. Sione Mata'utia, 19. Joe Wardle, 13. Mitch Barnett. Interchange: 8. Daniel Saifiti,  9. Danny Levi, 16. Sam Stone, 21. Anthony Tupou.

Cronulla

1. Valentine Holmes, 2. Sosaia Feki, 3. Jack Bird, 4. Ricky Leutele, 5. Gerard Beale, 6. James Maloney, 7. Chad Townsend, 8. Andrew Fifita, 9. Jayden Brailey, 10. Matt Prior, 11. Luke Lewis, 12. Wade Graham, 13. Paul Gallen. Interchange: 14. Jayson Bukuya, 15. Chris Heighington, 16. Jeremy Latimore, 17. James Segeyaro.

The match kicks off at 3pm.