Nathan Brown has cut two players from his squad ahead of the nib Newcastle Knights’ Round 14 clash against Melbourne.
Josh King has succumbed to a corked leg and has been ruled out of the match.
“He’s just not quite right,” coach Nathan Brown said.
“He got a really nasty cork and got a re-bleed. He’ll be right after a week off. It’s unfortunate because he’s been playing really well.
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“He’s probably been waiting for this Origin time for another shot in there. He’s really unlucky to not be part of these last couple of wins.”
Aidan Guerra has also dropped out of the side.
1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Edrick Lee, 3. Hymel Hunt, 4. Jesse Ramien, 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6. Kurt Mann, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. James Gavet, 9. Connor Watson, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Mitch Barnett, 13. Tim Glasby. Interchange: 14. Jamie Buhrer, 15. Herman Ese'ese, 17. Sione Mata'utia, 19. Pasami Saulo, 18. Mason Lino, 20. Jacob Saifiti
Saturday, June 15 at AAMI Park
NRL kick-off: 3pm