An injury to Sione Mata'utia  has forced Nathan Brown to change up his side ahead of Saturday's clash with the Gold Coast at McDonald Jones Stadium.

The nib Newcastle Knights welcome Nathan Ross back into the starting side after the versatile player started on the bench in last week's win over Parramatta

Ross slots onto the wing with Shaun Kenny-Dowall moving into the centres.


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Lachlan Fitzgibbon returns to the field after missing the previous two games due to suspension.

The backrower has been named on the bench.

Kalyn Ponga will miss another week with a hamstring injury which means Nick Meaney retains the fullback position.

TEAM

1. Nick Meaney
2. Ken Sio
3. Cory Denniss
4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
5. Nathan Ross
6. Connor Watson
7. Mitchell Pearce ©
8. Josh King
9. Danny Levi
10. Daniel Saifiti
11. Aidan Guerra
12. Mitch Barnett
13. Herman Ese'ese

14. Jamie Buhrer ©
15. Chris Heighington
16. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
17. Jacob Lillyman

18. Brent Naden
19. Sam Stone
20. Jack Cogger
21. JJ Felise

Saturday, July 21 – Round 19

Newcastle Knights v Gold Coast Titans
Kick-off: 3pm
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium

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