Rory Kostjasyn has named Mason Lino to return from injury Canterbury Cup NSW Newcastle Knights.
The half injured his knee in the final trial match of the pre-season but will make his comeback against the Panthers.
Jamie Buhrer has also been named for the game.
He will play lock after sitting out both grades as 18th man for the NRL side last week.
The Knights host Penrith at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday.
CANTERBURY CUP TEAM
1. Tex Hoy, 2. Kiah Cooper, 3. Mitch Andrews, 4. Tau Moga, 5. Jacob Gagai, 6. Phoenix Crossland, 7. Mason Lino, 8. Jirah Momoisea, 9. Zac Woolford, 10. Tevita Alifa, 11. Beau Fermor, 12. Brodie Jones, 13. Jamie Buhrer. Interchange: 14. Chris Randall, 15. Sam Stone, 16. Zac Hosking, 17. Ben Thomas.
Knights v Panthers at McDonald Jones Stadium, March 23 from 3.15pm
JERSEY FLEGG TEAM
Scott Dureau's 20s team kick off their season by hosting Penrith on Saturday.
The Knights feature several talented youngsters including crafty No.9 Luke Huth, who enjoyed his first NRL pre-season this year.
1. Grant Anderson, 2. Elijah Rasiga, 3. Toby Marks, 4. Timanu Alexander, 5. Justin Worley, 6. Dylan Lucas, 7. Bayden Searle, 8. Campbell Sheppard, 9. Luke Huth, 10. Mathew Croker, 11. Ofa Manuofetoa, 12. Isaac Lee, 13. Brandon Russell. Interchange: 14. Matt Moon, 15. Ben Talty, 16. Joe Bromage, 17. Kingston Puru.
Knights v Panthers at Dudley Oval, March 23 from 12pm