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.
'He’s a player we've got a lot of confidence in.'
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
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)