It's great news for two nib Newcastle Knights, with Nathan Ross and Pauli Pauli selected to play in the final City v Country in 2017.

Nathan Ross has been vocal about his dream to play in the fixture, and with six tries in eight matches so far this season has been named to play in the centres for City.

It is also a just reward for Pauli Pauli, who has worked hard in his recovery from a car accident in the pre-season.

While he is yet to play NRL in 2017, he has impressed in Reserve Grade since his return in Round 5 and will play from the bench for City.

The match takes place in Mudgee on Sunday afternoon.

City team

1. Matt Moylan (Penrith Panthers)
2. Clinton Gutherson (Parramatta Eels)
3. Nathan Ross (Newcastle Knights)
4. Tyrone Peachey (Penrith Panthers)
5. Josh Addo-Carr (Melbourne Storm)
6. Bryce Cartwright (Penrith Panthers)
7. Chad Townsend (Cronulla Sharks)
8. James Tamou (Penrith Panthers)
9. Cameron McInnes (St George Illawarra Dragons)
10. Paul Gallen (Cronulla Sharks)
11. Curtis Sironen (Manly Sea Eagles)
12. David Gower (Parramatta Eels)
13. Hame Sele (St George Illawarra Dragons)
14. Joseph Paulo (Cronulla Sharks)
15. Nathan Cleary (Penrith Panthers)
16. Pauli Pauli (Newcastle Knights)
17. Jake Marketo (St George Illawarra Dragons)