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Squad update: Pearce confirmed as bench trimmed

Mitchell Pearce is set to play his 250th NRL game when the nib Newcastle Knights take on the Warriors at Mt Smart Stadium.

The captain suffered a nasty corked leg last week but has overcome the injury to take his place in the halves alongside Jack Cogger.


He completed the final training run with the team on Thursday.

Josh King and Brock Lamb drop off Nathan Brown's extended bench.

Coach Brown will confirm his final 17 one hour before kick-off.

Pearce's 250th: The messages from around the NRL


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
21. Luke Yates

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