Rory Kostjasyn welcomes Tevita Alifa into the starting side for Newcastle's Canterbury Cup NSW clash this weekend.
With Herman Ese'ese back in the NRL side, Alifa starts in the middle alongside Pasami Saulo.
Jacob Saifiti is on the bench for what will be his second game back from an ankle injury.
The Knights face North Sydney Bears at North Sydney Oval on Friday, 3pm.
CANTERBURY CUP TEAM
1. Jacob Gagai, 2. Kiah Cooper, 3. Brayden Musgrove, 4. Tautau Moga, 5. Heath Gibbs, 6. Phoenix Crossland, 7. Chris Randall 8. Pasami Saulo, 9. Zac Woolford, 10. Tevita Alifa, 11. Beau Fermor, 12. Brodie Jones, 13. Jamie Buhrer. Interchange: 14. Zac Hosking, 15. Sam Stone, 16. Jarred Anderson, 17. Jacob Saifiti, 18. Ben Thomas
Meanwhile, Scott Dureau's Jersey Flegg side sees Simi Sasagi on the bench for his second game of 20s.
Sasagi scored four tries last weekend, coming on in the second half in the five-eighth role.
The young Knights face the North Sydney Bears on Friday from 1.15pm at North Sydney Oval.
JERSEY FLEGG TEAM
1. Grant Anderson, 2. Toby Marks, 3. Bradman Best, 4. Tex Hoy, 5. Justin Worley, 6. Dylan Lucas, 7. Bayden Searle, 8. Jack Cameron, 9. Luke Huth, 10. Daniel Ticehurst, 11. Ben Talty, 12. Ofa Manuofetoa, 13. Brandon Russell. Interchange: 14. Simi Sasagi, 15. Timanu Alexander, 16. Kingston Puru, 17. Joe Bromage.