nib Newcastle Knights Head Coach Adam O'Brien has named his 21-man squad to take on the Penrith Panthers this Thursday night at BlueBet Stadium.
Hymel Hunt has succumbed to a hamstring complaint and will not take part in the clash.
Starford To'a returns to the team in his place.
Lachlan Fitzgibbon is also absent from the squad travelling to the foot of the mountains as he works to come back from a shoulder injury.
The remainder of the squad is unchanged from the one which beat the Sharks 26-22 last Friday.
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1. Kalyn Ponga - Allara Learning
2. Starford To'a - A Plus Contracting
3. Enari Tuala - M&J Chickens
4. Bradman Best - East Coast Building and Pest
5. Brayden Musgrove - East Coast Building and Pest
6. Kurt Mann - Fast Fuel Meals
7. Blake Green - Kelly Suzuki Cardiff
8. David Klemmer - Mine Super
9. Jayden Brailey (c) - Musclepharm
10. Daniel Saifiti (c) - Greg Tapp Printing
11. Tyson Frizell - Wellman Strata
12. Mitch Barnett - Hunter Imaging
13. Connor Watson - Brydens Lawyers
14. Sauaso Sue - Taylors Outdoor Power Equipment
15. Jacob Saifiti - NBN News
16. Josh King - Triple M 102.9
17. Brodie Jones - Reflections Holiday Parks
18. Simi Sasagi
19. Pasami Saulo
20. Gehamat Shibasaki
21. Phoenix Crossland