Nathan Brown has cut two players from his squad ahead of the nib Newcastle Knights’ Round 18 clash against the Roosters.
Veteran forward Aidan Guerra has been omitted from the extended bench and will play Canterbury Cup on Saturday.
Young forward Josh King also drops out of the squad.
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Jacob Saifiti and Mason Lino remain on the extended bench.
Coach Brown will finalise his final 17 one hour prior to kick-off.
1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Hymel Hunt, 3. Tautau Moga, 4. Jesse Ramien, 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6. Kurt Mann, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. Daniel Saifiti, 9. Danny Levi, 10. David Klemmer, 11. Mitch Barnett, 12. Sione Mata'utia, 13. Tim Glasby. Interchange: 14. Connor Watson, 15. James Gavet, 16. Herman Ese'ese, 17. Jamie Buhrer, 18. Jacob Saifiti, 20. Mason Lino
Saturday, July 20 at SCG
NRL kick-off: 3pm