The nib Newcastle Knights will roll out a strong side to face Cronulla this Saturday.
Nathan Brown has named an 18-man team to play their second and final trial match ahead of the season proper.
The Knights host the Sharks in Maitland this weekend with coach Brown maintaining a spine of Connor Watson, Kalyn Ponga, Mitchell Pearce and Danny Levi.
After starting the St George Illawarra trial from the bench, Brown has promoted Tim Glasby to lock.
With Hymel Hunt included on the extended bench, Sione Mata’utia finds himself in the centres yet again.
1. Connor Watson, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Jesse Ramien, 4. Sione Mata’utia, 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6. Kalyn Ponga, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. David Klemmer, 9. Danny Levi, 10. James Gavet, 11. Mitchell Barnett, 12. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 13. Tim Glasby. Interchange: 16. Herman Ese’ese, 15. Aidan Guerra, 17. Daniel Saifiti, 14. Kurt Mann, 18. Hymel Hunt.
Saturday, 2 March 2019 at Maitland No.1 Sportsground
Gates Open: 8.45am
9:00am: Under 16’s Newcastle Knights Development Squad v Central Coast Roosters
10:30am: Under 18’s Newcastle Knights Development Squad v Central Coast Roosters
12:00pm: Tarsha Gale Cup v St George Illawarra Dragons
1:30pm: Jersey Flegg v Cronulla Sharks
3:15pm: ISP v Newtown Jets
NRL Kick Off: 5.30pm
Members and fans who can't get to the game, the NRL match will be live streamed on the Knights website from kick-off. Click here.