nib Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has named his 21-man squad for Friday’s Round 13 match against the Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park.

Mitch Barnett and Luke Yates are back in the starting side, Nathan Ross returns on the wing, while Josh Starling is also named to return from a wrist injury.

Dane Gagai is named at fullback but he will be assessed following Wednesday night’s State of Origin match at Suncorp Stadium. 

Jack Stockwell (shoulder) and Anthony Tupou (hip) are sidelined with injury.

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Friday June 2 – Round 13
Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights
NRL: 6pm
Venue: AAMI Park

Saturday June 3 – NYC
Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights
Time: 11am
Venue: Sunshine Coast Stadium

Saturday June 3 – ISP
Newcastle Knights v Warriors
Time: 4.45pm
Venue: Cessnock Sports Ground