The nib Newcastle Knights are back at home for another massive fixture, taking on the Brisbane Broncos.
Newcastle earned a 10-point win over the Bulldogs last start at Magic Round to return to the winner's circle.
The side will need to be wary of an in-form Broncos team which also tasted victory last round with a 38-0 drubbing of the Sea Eagles.
The team welcomes back a few inclusions into the team while Anthony Milford has been named to make his Club debut.
This is your Ultimate Guide to the Newcastle Knights Round 11 clash with the Brisbane Broncos.
nib NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS v BRISBANE BRONCOS
Date: Thursday, May 19, 2022
Venue: McDonald Jones Stadium
S2, LVL 9: Queensland Camp. Magic Round.
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Match: Knights v Broncos
Round 11 -
Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn PongaFullback for Broncos is number 1 Te Maire Martin
Winger for Knights is number 2 Edrick LeeWinger for Broncos is number 2 Corey Oates
Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman BestCentre for Broncos is number 3 Kotoni Staggs
Centre for Knights is number 20 Dane GagaiCentre for Broncos is number 4 Herbie Farnworth
Winger for Knights is number 5 Dominic YoungWinger for Broncos is number 5 Selwyn Cobbo
Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Anthony MilfordFive-Eighth for Broncos is number 6 Tyson Gamble
Halfback for Knights is number 7 Adam CluneHalfback for Broncos is number 21 Ezra Mam
Prop for Knights is number 8 David KlemmerProp for Broncos is number 8 Corey Jensen
Hooker for Knights is number 9 Chris RandallHooker for Broncos is number 9 Billy Walters
Prop for Knights is number 10 Daniel SaifitiProp for Broncos is number 10 Payne Haas
2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell2nd Row for Broncos is number 11 Kurt Capewell
2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Lachlan Fitzgibbon2nd Row for Broncos is number 12 Jordan Riki
Lock for Knights is number 13 Mitchell BarnettLock for Broncos is number 13 Patrick Carrigan
Interchange for Knights is number 14 Phoenix CrosslandInterchange for Broncos is number 14 Cory Paix
Interchange for Knights is number 15 Jacob SaifitiInterchange for Broncos is number 15 Kobe Hetherington
Interchange for Knights is number 16 Leo ThompsonInterchange for Broncos is number 16 Thomas Flegler
Interchange for Knights is number 17 Mat CrokerInterchange for Broncos is number 17 Keenan Palasia
Replacement for Knights is number 19 Simi SasagiReplacement for Broncos is number 22 Jordan Pereira
- Referee: Adam Gee
- Touch Judge: Kasey Badger
- Touch Judge: Darian Furner
- Senior Review Official: Grant Atkins
UPDATE: Dane Gagai comes into the side for Enari Tuala while Simi Sasagi and Jake Clifford remain on the extended bench.
For the Broncos, halfback and Captain, Adam Reyonlds, failed a fitness test on a groin strain in the lead up to the game and has been ruled out.
Teenager Ezra Mam comes into fill the No.7 jumper.
EARLIER: Anthony Milford will make his Club debut at five-eighth, becoming Newcastle Knight player No.332.
Tyson Frizell returns into the side after being named in the second-row.
Mitchell Barnett moves to lock while Leo Thompson drops backs to the bench.
Dane Gagai, Jake Clifford and Brodie Jones have also been named in the extended squad.
For the Broncos, the team is unchanged from their last win over Manly.
The Knights ended a barren seven-game run with a 10-point win over the Bulldogs last start.
The result moved the Knights to 14th on the ladder and only two wins from the top eight spots.
The Broncos scored a huge 38-0 victory over Manly in the game after the Knights at Magic Round.
Brisbane sit in seventh spot after the result with six wins and four losses.
In their last five encounters, the Knights have won four of the most recent clashes against the Broncos.
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David Klemmer v Payne Haas: It will be a huge battle in the middle of the park between two giants of front-row forwards.
Klemmer ran for a huge 202 metres in the win over the Bulldogs to earn three Dally M points.
The experienced forward has averaged just shy of 150 running metres per game along with 14 offloads for the season.
The Knights will need to contain Haas who has just over 670 post-contact metres so far in 2022.
Anthony Milford will debut against his former Club in the Broncos where he played 151 games.
Enari Tuala has scored a try in his last two games against the Broncos.
The Knights completed their sets at 80 percent in the win over the Bulldogs.
Newcastle have won the last two games against Brisbane on home turf back in 2018 and 2019.