Knights v Sea Eagles Round 20 NRL team

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.

NRL TEAM

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  

Interchange:

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

DETAILS

Saturday, August 3 at Lottoland

NRL kick-off: 3pm