Knights v Roosters Round 18 NRL team

nib Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has named his team for the Round 18 clash against the Roosters on Saturday.

Tautau Moga will start in the centres for the SCG clash after returning to the NRL last weekend via the bench.

This means Hymel Hunt remains on the wing.

Kalyn Ponga is back in the No.1 after a few weeks out with an ankle injury, while Mitch Barnett returns from suspension to line-up in the backrow. 

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Kurt Mann returns to the halves with Connor Watson moving to the bench in the utility role. 

Jamie Buhrer rounds out the bench with Jacob Saifiti 18th man. 

NRL TEAM

1. Kalyn Ponga - Redicrete

2. Hymel Hunt - Wellman Strata

3. Tautau Moga - 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. Daniel Saifiti - Kelly Trotter Motor Group

9. Danny Levi - O'Bryan Electrical & Solar

10. David Klemmer - Jennings Print 

11. Mitch Barnett - Port Hunter Conveyors

12. Sione Mata'utia - NBN

13. Tim Glasby - Mine Super  

Interchange:

14. Connor Watson - Triple M

15. James Gavet - Kelly Trotter Motor Group

16. Herman Ese'ese - O'Bryan Electrical & Solar

17. Jamie Buhrer - Port Hunter Conveyors

18. Jacob Saifiti

19. Josh King

20. Mason Lino

21. Aidan Guerra

DETAILS

Saturday, July 20 at Sydney Cricket Ground

NRL kick-off: 3pm