Knights v Storm Round 14 NRL team

nib Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has named his team for the Round 14 clash against Melbourne on Saturday. 

Kalyn Ponga was rested last week due to a heavy load while representing Queensland in the State of Origin series opener but returns to the side this weekend.

Facing off at AAMI Park, Josh King has been named to make his first NRL appearance in several weeks via the bench.

Brown has retained James Gavet as Daniel Saifiti's front row partner in the absence of David Klemmer. 

Jamie Buhrer will play the utility role once again with Mason Lino named in jersey No.18.

In a surprise, Aidan Guerra has been included on the extended bench.

It is his first appearance on the team list since injuring his ankle in Round 5. 

NRL TEAM

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. Kurt Mann - M&J Chickens

7. Mitchell Pearce - Brydens Lawyers

8. James Gavet - Jennings Print

9. Connor Watson - O'Bryan Electrical & Solar 

10. Daniel Saifiti - Kelly Trotter Motor Group

11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon - Port Hunter Conveyors

12. Mitch Barnett - NBN

13. Tim Glasby - Mine Super  

Interchange:

14. Jamie Buhrer - Triple M

15. Herman Ese'ese - Kelly Trotter Motor Group

16. Josh King - O'Bryan Electrical & Solar

17. Sione Mata'utia - Port Hunter Conveyors

18. Mason Lino

19. Pasami Saulo

20. Jacob Saifiti

21. Aidan Guerra

DETAILS

Saturday, June 15 at AAMI Park

NRL kick-off: 3pm