Late mail: Brown confirms final 17

nib Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has confirmed his final 17 to face Cronulla.

Herman Ese'ese has dropped off the bench with Jamie Buhrer 18th man.

The Round 1 clash kicks-off at 6pm.

TEAM

1. Connor Watson, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Jesse Ramien, 4. Hymel Hunt, 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6. Kalyn Ponga, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. David Klemmer, 9. Danny Levi, 10. James Gavet, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Sione Mata'utia, 13. Tim Glasby. Interchange: 14. Kurt Mann, 15. Aidan Guerra, 16. Mitch Barnett, 17. Daniel Saifiti