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.
There is quite a bit of buzz around the town.
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.
Sione's touching, yet hilarious gesture
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
Injury Report: Latest on Klemmer, Guerra ahead of schedule
12. Mitch Barnett - NBN
13. Tim Glasby - Mine Super
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
Saturday, June 15 at AAMI Park
NRL kick-off: 3pm