ISP Newcastle Knights coach Rory Kostjasyn has named his 19-man squad for Saturday's clash with Mounties at Aubrey Keech Reserve.

With Jack Johns sidelined due to a knee injury, 20s playmaker Hayden Loughrey keeps his place in the side to pair up with the versatile Christian Hazard in the halves.

Cory Denniss has been called-up to the NRL side, which means Toa Mata'afa gets his first start in Kostjasyn's side for the season, while Pasami Saulo returns from injury this week on the bench.

Team

1. Nick Meaney, 2. Tom Hughes, 3. Matt Allwood, 4. Brent Naden, 5. Toa Mata'afa, 6. Christian Hazard, 7. Hayden Loughrey, 8. Tyrone Amey, 9. Chris Randall, 10. Bobby Treacy, 11. Beau Fermor, 12. Brodie Jones, 13. Luke Yates. Interchange: 14. Tom Starling, 15. Pasami Saulo, 16. Pat Mata'utia, 17. Zac Hosking, 18. Tori Freeman-Quay, 19. Faitotoa Faitotoa

Saturday June 2 – Round 13 ISP

Mounties v Newcastle Knights
ISP kick-off: 3pm
Venue: Aubrey Keech Reserve

Meanwhile, Jersey Flegg coach Todd Lowrie has named his near unchanged 17-man squad for Saturday's clash against Mounties.

After making his 20s debut last week, Elijah Rasiga has retained his place on the wing.

Ben Talty has kept his place on the bench after a three-try performance in last week's win over the Dragons, alongside Luke Huth and Henry-Siriah Fuimaono who come back into the side.

Team

1. Matt Cooper, 2. Lachlan Farr, 3. Justin Worley, 4. 5. Elijah Rasiga, 6. Tex Hoy, 7. Nash Birch, 8. Matt Croker, 9. Matthew Moon, 10. Jirah Momoisea, 11. Kurtis Dark, 12. Brandon Russell, 13. Tevita Alifa. Interchange. 14. Ben Talty, 15. Joe Bromage, 16. Luke Huth, 17. Henry-Siriah Fuimaono

Saturday June 2 – Round 13 Jersey Flegg

Mounties v Newcastle Knights
Jersey Flegg kick-off: 1pm
Venue: Aubrey Keech Reserve