nib Newcastle Knights Head Coach, Adam O'Brien, has named his 21-man squad for Saturday evening's crunch clash with Canberra at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.
Halfback Mitchell Pearce has been named in jersey No.21 and remains a chance of returning from a hamstring injury.
Phoenix Crossland and Jake Clifford have switched roles in the halves.
Bradman Best will also return in the centres after a seven-week lay off with an ankle injury, while David Klemmer will also make his return off the bench.
Dom Young comes out of the side, with Enari Tuala shifting to the wing.
From players to members: Thank you
1. Kalyn Ponga - Allara Learning
2. Enari Tuala - A Plus Contracting
3. Kurt Mann - M&J Chickens
4. Bradman Best - East Coast Building and Pest
5. Hymel Hunt - Accolade Wines
6. Phoenix Crossland - Fast Fuel Meals
7. Jake Clifford - 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. Jirah Momoisea
19. Simi Sasagi
20. Tex Hoy
21. Mitchell Pearce