With Bradman Best unavailable due to 18s Origin duties, coach Rory Kostjasyn will play Brayden Musgrove in the centres for Newcastle's Canterbury Cup NSW clash with the Bulldogs on Saturday.
Pasami Saulo, Josh King and Jamie Buhrer will all be rested for the match which sees Jacob Saifiti, Jirah Momoisea and Sam Stone move into the starting forward pack.
Mathew Croker set to play his second Canterbury Cup game for the season, named on the bench.
The Knights face the Bulldogs on Saturday, June 1 from 5.20pm at ANZ Stadium.
CANTERBURY CUP TEAM
1. Tex Hoy, 2. Kiah Cooper, 3. Brayden Musgrove, 4. Tautau Moga, 5. Mitch Andrews, 6. Phoenix Crossland, 7. Mason Lino 8. Jacob Saifiti, 9. Chris Randall, 10. Jirah Momoisea 11. Beau Fermor, 12. Sam Stone, 13. Zac Hosking. Interchange: 14. Zac Woolford, 15. Tevita Alifa, 16. Brodie Jones, 17. Mathew Croker
Meanwhile, Scott Dureau's Jersey Flegg Knights sees Grant Anderson start in the no. 1 jersey against the Victoria Thunderbolts.
With Mat Croker called up to Canterbury Cup, Nesta Watene has been named in lock, while Justin Worley switches to the centres in place of injured Timanu Alexander.
The Knights face the Thunderbolts on Sunday, June 2 from 2pm at Casey Fields.
JERSEY FLEGG TEAM
1. Grant Anderson, 2. Elijah Rasiga, 3. Toby Marks, 4. Justin Worley, 5. Gary Anderson, 6. Dylan Lucas, 7. Bayden Searle, 8. Jack Cameron, 9. Luke Huth, 10. Daniel Ticehurst, 11. Lewis Hamilton, 12. Ben Talty, 13. Nesta Watene. Interchange: 14. Matt Moon, 15. Christian Ma'anaima, 16. Tom Baker, 17. Isaac Lee, 18. Campbell Sheppard.