NYC Newcastle Knights coach Todd Lowrie has named his 23-man squad for Sunday’s clash with the Cronulla Sharks back home at McDonald Jones Stadium for Old Boys Day.
There's a number of changes for the final home game of the season with Sam McIntyre moving back into the starting 13.
Brayden Musgrove also comes back onto the extended bench after a stint earlier this season with handy forward Pasami Saulo continuing his run in Reserve Grade.
1. Matt Cooper, 2. Mitch Andrews, 3. Cory Denniss, 4. Heath Gibbs, 5. Kainoa Gudgeon, 6. Jack Johns, 7. Hayden Loughrey, 8. Eddy Tuilotolava, 9. Nash Birch, 10. Matt Croker, 11. Kurtis Dark, 12. Sam McIntyre, 13. Zac Hosking (c). Interchange: 14. Luke Huth, 15. Henry Penn, 16. Viko Puliuvea, 17. Cameron King, 18. Brayden Musgrove, 19. Dylan Clark, 20. Jayden Butterfield, 21. Kyle Smith, 22. Brodie Jones, 23. Ofa Manuofetoa.
Sunday September 3 – Round 26 NYC
Newcastle Knights v Cronulla Sharks
NYC Kick off: 11.45am
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
Meanwhile, ISP coach Simon Woolford has named an 18-man squad for their elimination final against the North Sydney Bears at Kogarah on Sunday.
Competition top try-scorer Tom Hughes comes back into the side after two weeks off with injury while Sam Bernstrom and Pasami Saulo get the start in the front row.
Brodie Jones is again expected to start in Reserve Grade, named in the number 11 jersey.
1. Nick Meaney, 2. Tom Hughes, 3. Brendan Elliot, 4. Jacob Gagan, 5. Chanel Mata'utia, 6. Jaelen Feeney, 7. Will Pearsall, 8. Sam Bernstrom, 9. Tom Starling, 10. Pasami Saulo, 11. Brodie Jones, 12. Braden Robson, 13. Bradie Smith. Interchange: 14. Faitotoa Faitotoa, 15. Jamayne Taunoa-Brown, 16. Pat Mata'utia, 17. Tom Cronan, 18. Joey Morris.
Sunday September 3 – Elimination Final
Newcastle Knights v North Sydney Bears
ISP Kick off: 12pm
Venue: UOW Jubilee Oval