Knights bringing settled side

Newcastle head coach Nathan Brown has named a settled side for the eighth-round NRL clash against the Vodafone Warriors at Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday (4.05pm).

The Knights moved up to 11th on the ladder with their impressive 28-14 dismantling of Parramatta last weekend. They’re on four points, one place ahead of the Vodafone Warriors on points for and against differential.

Kalyn Ponga, who scored a try and kicked six goals from six attempts, is again at fullback in a line-up which includes ex-Vodafone Warriors James Gavet and Mason Lino on an extended bench. Also in the side are Kiwi internationals Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Danny Levi and Herman Ese’ese as well as Auckland-born centre Hymel Hunt.

VODAFONE WARRIORS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS

4.05pm, Sunday, May 5, 2019

Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS
1 KALYN PONGA
2 EDRICK LEE
3 HYMEL HUNT
4 JESSE RAMIEN
5 SHAUN KENNY-DOWALL
6 CONNOR WATSON
7 MITCHELL PEARCE
8 DAVID KLEMMER
9 DANNY LEVI
10 DANIEL SAIFITI
11 LACHLAN FITZGIBBON
12 MITCHELL BARNETT
13 TIM GLASBY
Interchange:
14 SIONE MATA'UTIA
15 HERMAN ESE'ESE
16 JAMES GAVET
17 JOSH KING
18 MASON LINO
19 KURT MANN
20 JAMIE BUHRER
21 PASAMI SAULO
HEAD COACH NATHAN BROWN