Pasami Saulo will become the 300th player to pull on a jersey for the nib Newcastle Knights when he makes his NRL debut this Friday.

Coach Nathan Brown has named the 20-year-old forward on the bench for the Round 22 Harvey Norman Women in League clash with the Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium.

Saulo joins JJ Felise, who has been retained after making his Club debut last week.

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Former Warrior Jacob Lillyman will miss the match with a groin injury, while Josh King has been moved to the extended bench which has opened the door for Saulo to debut.

Herman Ese'ese returns to the starting side and Aidan Guerra plays lock.

Mitchell Pearce has been named in the halves despite carrying a corked thigh, while Jack Cogger retains his place in the halves with Connor Watson still battling a groin injury.

Pearce is poised to play his 250th NRL game this week.

Nathan Ross is also battling a groin complaint and unavailable for selection.


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TEAM

1. Kalyn Ponga
2. Ken Sio
3. Sione Mata'utia
4. Cory Dennis
5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall
6. Jack Cogger
7. Mitchell Pearce ©
8. Herman Ese'ese
9. Danny Levi
10. Daniel Saifiti
11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon
12. Mitchell Barnett
13. Aidan Guerra

14. Jamie Buhrer ©
15. Chris Heighington
16. Pasami Saulo
17. JJ Felise

18. Nick Meaney
19. Josh King
20. Brock Lamb
21. Luke Yates

Friday, August 10 – Round 22
Warriors v Newcastle Knights
Kick-off: 6pm
Venue: Mt Smart Stadium