nib Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has named his team for the Round 6 clash against the Gold Coast at Cbus Super Stadium.
Herman Ese'ese will make his second appearance for 2019 after being named on the bench for Sunday's match.
Aidan Guerra has been sidelined with an ankle injury and will miss the next four months of football.
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Mitch Barnett will start in the backrow with Sione Mata'utia named 18th man.
Kurt Mann will miss another week with injury which sees Connor Watson on the bench in jersey No.14.
1. Kalyn Ponga - Redicrete
2. Edrick Lee - Wellman Strata
3. Hymel Hunt - BSC
4. Jesse Ramien - Newcastle Financial Planning Group
5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall - Triple M
6. Mason Lino - O'Bryan Electrical & Solar
7. Mitchell Pearce - Brydens Lawyers
8. David Klemmer - Jennings Print
9. Danny Levi - M&J Chickens
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10. James Gavet - O'Bryan Electrical & Solar
11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon - Port Hunter Conveyors
12. Mitch Barnett - NBN
13. Tim Glasby - Mine Super
14. Connor Watson - Triple M
15. Herman Ese'ese - Kelly Trotter Motor Group
16. Daniel Saifiti - NBN
17. Josh King - Port Hunter Conveyors
18. Sione Mata'utia
19. Jamie Buhrer
20. Brodie Jones
21. Tautau Moga
Sunday, April 21, at Cbus Super Stadium
NRL kick-off: 2pm