Squad reduction: Round 8 team update

Nathan Brown has cut two players from his squad ahead of the nib Newcastle Knights’ Round 8 clash against the Warriors.

In a shock change, Jesse Ramien has been ruled out of the Round 8 bout, replaced in the centres by Sione Mata'utia. Pasami Saulo is dropped from the bench.

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Coach Brown will confirm his final 17 one hour prior to kick-off on Sunday.

TEAM

1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Hymel Hunt, 14. Sione Mata'utia 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6. Connor Watson, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. David Klemmer, 9. Danny Levi, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Mitch Barnett, 13. Tim Glasby. Interchange: 15. Herman Ese’ese, 16. James Gavet, 17. Josh King, 19. Kurt Mann, 18. Mason Lino, 20. Jamie Buhrer.

DETAILS

Sunday, May 5, at Mt Smart Stadium 

NRL kick-off: 2pm