nib Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has confirmed his side to face Parramatta at McDonald Jones Stadium on Sunday.
Daniel Saifiti will start his first NRL game of the season with James Gavet shifting to the bench.
Sione Mata'utia has overcome a shoulder injury to take his place in the final 17.
He will make his return from the bench with Jamie Buhrer and Mason Lino dropping out of the side.
1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Hymel Hunt, 4. Jesse Ramien, 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6. Connor Watson, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. David Klemmer, 9. Danny Levi, 16. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Mitch Barnett, 13. Tim Glasby. Interchange: 10. James Gavet, 15. Herman Ese'ese,17. Josh King, 20. Sione Mata'utia