Squad reduction: Round 2 team update

Nathan Brown has cut two players from his extended bench ahead of the nib Newcastle Knights’ second round clash with Penrith.

Veteran Jamie Buhrer and young gun Brodie Jones drop out of the side. 

The duo will lace up for the Canterbury Cup NSW clash prior to the NRL game. 

Brown will drop another two players from the bench one hour prior to kick-off.

TEAM

1. Connor Watson, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Hymel Hunt, 4. Jesse Ramien, 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. Herman Ese'es, 18. Josh King, 20. Mason Lino

DETAILS

Saturday, 23 March 2019 at McDonald Jones Stadium

Gates open at 3pm

Canterbury Cup Newcastle Knights kick-off at 3.15pm 

NRL Newcastle Knights v Penrith Panthers at 5.30pm

Broadcast live on Fox League (Ch 502)