Squad reduction: Round 21 team update

Nathan Brown has cut two players from his squad ahead of the nib Newcastle Knights’ Round 21 clash against Parramatta.

Samoa international James Gavet has been left out of the side due to a hamstring complaint. 

"He's got a tight hamstring," Brown said.

"He pulled up tight on Tuesday, he attempted to train on Wednesday but it's just not quite right to take the risk with." 

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Young forward Jirah Momoisea has also been left out of the side. 

Danny Levi moves into the 17 with Jamie Buhrer and Beau Fermor still on the extended bench. 

Kurt Mann is a confirmed starter despite failing to finish the game last week due to a knee issue.

"He's fine. It was a minor problem. He trained again today but he's fine," Brown said. 

Coach Brown will finalise his final 17 one hour prior to kick-off.

TEAM

1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Kurt Mann, 3. Hymel Hunt, 4. Tautau Moga, 5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, 6. Mason Lino, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. David Klemmer, 9. Connor Watson, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Mitch Barnett, 13. Tim Glasby. Interchange: 14. Jacob Saifiti, 15. James Gavet, 16. Sione Mata'utia, 21. Danny Levi, 17. Aidan Guerra, 18. Jamie Buhrer, 19. Beau Fermor

DETAILS

Saturday, August 10 at Bankwest Stadium 

NRL kick-off: 5.30pm