nib Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has confirmed his side to face Parramatta at Bankwest Stadium.
In a shake-up to the starting side, Danny Levi will begin the game at hooker.
This means Connor Watson shifts to the bench.
Levi comes into the NRL side following the omission of James Gavet (hamstring) from the extended bench on Friday.
Beau Fermor and Jamie Buhrer drop off the extended bench.
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, 22. Danny Levi, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Mitch Barnett, 13. Tim Glasby. Interchange: 14. Jacob Saifiti, 16. Sione Mata'utia, 17. Aidan Guerra, 9. Connor Watson