nib Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has confirmed his side to face Canberra.
With Connor Watson injured, Kurt Mann slots into the fullback role and Jamie Buhrer joins the bench in the utility position.
Mitch Barnett starts in the front row with James Gavet on the bench.
Josh King has been promoted to the bench with Herman Ese'ese dropping out of the 17.
The Round 3 clash kicks-off at 6pm.
14. Kurt Mann, 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, 16. Mitch Barnett, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Sione Mata'utia, 13. Tim Glasby. Interchange: 10. James Gavet, 15. Aidan Guerra, 18. Josh King, 20. Jamie Buhrer