Knights v Tigers Round 23 NRL team

nib Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has named his team for the Round 23 clash against Wests Tigers.

Connor Watson (Knee) will miss the game which sees Danny Levi come into the starting side.

Hymel Hunt will play on the wing with Sione Mata'utia in the centres.

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Teenage centre Bradman Best has been named on the extended bench for the first time.

Best celebrated his 18th birthday 11 days ago.

Tim Glasby (head-knock) is also in the extended team for the match-up at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday.

NRL TEAM

1. Kalyn Ponga - Redicrete

2. Hymel Hunt - Wellman Strata

3. Sione Mata'utia - BSC

4. Tautau Moga - Newcastle Financial Planning Group

5. Shaun Kenny-Dowall - Triple M

6. Mason Lino - M&J Chickens

7. Mitchell Pearce - Brydens Lawyers

8. David Klemmer - Jennings Print

9. Danny Levi - O'Bryan Electrical & Solar 

10. Daniel Saifiti - Kelly Trotter Motor Group

11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon - Port Hunter Conveyors

12. Mitch Barnett - NBN

13. Josh King - Mine Super  

Interchange:

14. Kurt Mann - Triple M

15. Herman Ese'ese - Kelly Trotter Motor Group

16. Jacob Saifiti - O'Bryan Electrical & Solar

17. Aidan Guerra - Port Hunter Conveyors

18. Jamie Buhrer

19. Chris Randall

20. Bradman Best

21. Tim Glasby

DETAILS

Saturday, August 24 at Campbelltown Stadium

NRL kick-off: 5.30pm