nib Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has named his 21-man squad for Sunday’s match against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Belmore Oval.

Chanel Mata’utia and Brendan Elliot have been named on the wings in a reshuffle of the backline. Ken Sio is sidelined with a shoulder injury and Dane Gagai unavailable due to State of Origin commitments.

Luke Yates is named to return on the bench after missing last week with a shoulder injury, while Jamie Buhrer has been named as co-captain alongside Sione Mata’utia.

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Sunday July 9 – Round 18
Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs v Newcastle Knights
NYC: 12 noon
ISP: 1.45pm
NRL: 4pm
Venue: Belmore Sports Ground