Late mail: Knights confirm 17 to face Warriors

nib Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has confirmed his side to face the Warriors at McDonald Jones Stadium.

Forced to make mass changes as a result of David Klemmer and Mitchell Pearce's mid-week NSW call-up, the Knights have shuffled the decks.

Kurt Mann, who plays game 100 tonight, moves into the halves alongside Mason Lino. 

Sione Mata'utia moves into the centres with Jamie Buhrer into the starting side on the edge.

Herman Ese'ese and Josh King have also been promoted into the starting line-up.

Phoenix Crossland will make his NRL debut from the bench.

TEAM

1. Connor Watson, 2. Hymel Hunt, 12. Sione Mata'utia, 4. Jesse Ramien, 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6. Mason Lino, 3. Kurt Mann, 8. James Gavet, 9. Danny Levi, 16. Josh King, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 14. Jamie Buhrer, 15. Herman Ese'ese. Interchange: 10. Jacob Saifiti, 17. Pasami Saulo, 18. Aidan Guerra, 23. Phoenix Crossland