nib Newcastle Knights Head Coach, Adam O'Brien, has named his 21-man squad to take on the Sydney Roosters this Friday night at Sunshine Coast Stadium.
In welcome news, co-captain Daniel Saifiti has been named to start in the front-row while Sauaso Sue returns to the bench.
Mitchell Pearce has been ruled out, which sees Phoenix Crossland slot into the No.7 role for the second week running.
Connor Watson has been named to start at lock, while Lachlan Fitzgibbon moves back to the extended bench.
David Klemmer and Kalyn Ponga have both been named after failing to finish last week's game.
There are no further changes to the team which went down to the Melbourne Storm last start.
1. Kalyn Ponga - Allara Learning
2. Dom Young - A Plus Contracting
3. Kurt Mann - M&J Chickens
4. Enari Tuala - East Coast Building and Pest
5. Hymel Hunt - Accolade Wines
6. Jake Clifford - Fast Fuel Meals
7. Phoenix Crossland - Kelly Suzuki Cardiff
8. Jacob Saifiti - 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. David Klemmer - NBN News
16. Josh King - Triple M 102.9
17. Brodie Jones - Reflections Holiday Parks
18. Jack Johns
19. Simi Sasagi
20. Tex Hoy
21. Lachlan Fitzgibbon