nib Newcastle Knights interim coach Kristian Woolf has confirmed his side to face Penrith on Sunday at Panthers Stadium.
Starford To'a makes his NRL debut on the wing in place of Shaun Kenny-Dowall (knee) and Josh King replaces Tim Glasby at lock (wife due to give birth).
Jacob Saifiti claims a spot on the bench.
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Jamie Buhrer and Jirah Momoisea drop off the extended bench.
1. Kalyn Ponga, 2. Bradman Best, 3. Sione Mata'utia, 4. Hymel Hunt, 21. Starford To'a, 6. Mason Lino, 7. Mitchell Pearce, 8. David Klemmer, 9. Connor Watson, 10. Daniel Saifiti, 11. Lachlan Fitzgibbon, 12. Mitch Barnett, 16. Josh King. Interchange: 14. Kurt Mann, 15. Herman Ese'ese, 17. Aidan Guerra, 18. Jacob Saifiti