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Late Mail: KP confirmed, D-Saf ruled out

nib Newcastle Knights Head Coach, Adam O'Brien, has confirmed his 17 for tonight's massive clash with Melbourne at CBus Super Stadium on the Gold Coast.

Daniel Saifiti comes out of the side this week, with David Klemmer drafted into the starting side and Jack Johns coming onto the bench.

Tex Hoy will sit in reserve as the team's 18th man.

There are no further changes to the squad named on Tuesday.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Storm is number 1 Nicho Hynes
    Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
  • Winger for Storm is number 2 George Jennings
    Winger for Knights is number 2 Dominic Young
  • Centre for Storm is number 3 Reimis Smith
    Centre for Knights is number 3 Kurt Mann
  • Centre for Storm is number 4 Justin Olam
    Centre for Knights is number 4 Enari Tuala
  • Winger for Storm is number 18 Dean Ieremia
    Winger for Knights is number 5 Hymel Hunt
  • Five-Eighth for Storm is number 6 Cameron Munster
    Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Jake Clifford
  • Halfback for Storm is number 7 Jahrome Hughes
    Halfback for Knights is number 22 Phoenix Crossland

Forwards

  • Prop for Storm is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
    Prop for Knights is number 8 Jacob Saifiti
  • Hooker for Storm is number 9 Brandon Smith
    Hooker for Knights is number 9 Jayden Brailey
  • Prop for Storm is number 15 Tui Kamikamica
    Prop for Knights is number 15 David Klemmer
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
    2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell
  • 2nd Row for Storm is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
    2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
  • Lock for Storm is number 13 Dale Finucane
    Lock for Knights is number 13 Mitchell Barnett

Interchange

  • Interchange for Storm is number 14 Aaron Booth
    Interchange for Knights is number 14 Connor Watson
  • Interchange for Storm is number 16 Chris Lewis
    Interchange for Knights is number 16 Josh King
  • Interchange for Storm is number 17 Aaron Pene
    Interchange for Knights is number 17 Brodie Jones
  • Interchange for Storm is number 22 Jordan Grant
    Interchange for Knights is number 18 Jack Johns

Reserves

  • Reserve for Storm is number 19 Isaac Lumelume
    Reserve for Knights is number 20 Tex Hoy

Match Officials

  • Referee: Chris Sutton
  • Touch Judge: Jon Stone
  • Touch Judge: Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski
  • Senior Review Official: Alan Shortall

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