nib Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has named his team for the Round 20 clash against Manly.
Promising there would be changes following last week's loss to the Wests Tigers, the coach has delivered with several players left out of the top squad.
Hymel Hunt will line-up in the centres in place of Jesse Ramien for the match-up at Lottoland on Saturday with Kurt Mann moving onto the wing.
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Lachlan Fitzgibbon jumps straight into the starting side after overcoming an elbow injury ahead of schedule.
Connor Watson starts at hooker in place of Danny Levi, while Jacob Saifiti's Canterbury Cup form has been rewarded with a place on the bench.
Aidan Guerra also joins the bench with Jamie Buhrer 18th man.
1. Kalyn Ponga - Redicrete
2. Shaun Kenny-Dowall - Wellman Strata
3. Hymel Hunt - BSC
4. Tautau Moga - Newcastle Financial Planning Group
5. Kurt Mann - Triple M
6. Mason Lino - M&J Chickens
7. Mitchell Pearce - Brydens Lawyers
8. David Klemmer - Jennings Print
9. Connor Watson - O'Bryan Electrical & Solar
10. Daniel Saifiti - Kelly Trotter Motor Group
11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon - Port Hunter Conveyors
12. Mitch Barnett - NBN
13. Tim Glasby - Mine Super
14. Jacob Saifiti - Triple M
15. James Gavet - Kelly Trotter Motor Group
16. Sione Mata'utia - O'Bryan Electrical & Solar
17. Aidan Guerra - Port Hunter Conveyors
18. Jamie Buhrer
19. Beau Fermor
20. Jirah Momoisea
21. Chris Randall
Saturday, August 3 at Lottoland
NRL kick-off: 3pm