Nathan Brown has cut two players from his squad ahead of the nib Newcastle Knights’ Round 22 clash against North Queensland.
Backrower Jamie Buhrer will line up for Canterbury Cup this weekend.
The 174 NRL game veteran drops out of the team, along with utility Chris Randall.
Coach Brown will finalise his final 17 one hour prior to kick-off.
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. Josh King. Interchange: 14. Jacob Saifiti, 15. Herman Ese'ese, 16. Sione Mata'utia, 17. Aidan Guerra, 20. Jirah Momoisea, 21. Danny Levi
Saturday, August 17 at McDonald Jones Stadium from 3pm