Pearce named for Bulldogs clash

Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown has named his team for the Round 17 clash against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs on Friday night.

Brown has included his Origin forwards David Klemmer, Tim Glasby and Daniel Saifiti on an extended reserves list.

He has named Mitchell Pearce at halfback to start alongside Mason Lino.

Back-rower Lachlan Fitzgibbon is out with an elbow injury and Jamie Buhrer starts in his place. 

Sione Mata'utia moves into the second-row and Kurt Mann shifts to centre after playing in the halves last weekend.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 1 Connor Watson
    Fullback for Bulldogs is number 1 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak
  • Winger for Knights is number 2 Hymel Hunt
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 2 Nick Meaney
  • Centre for Knights is number 3 Kurt Mann
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 3 Marcelo Montoya
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Jesse Ramien
    Centre for Bulldogs is number 4 Will Hopoate
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
    Winger for Bulldogs is number 5 Reimis Smith
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Mason Lino
    Five-Eighth for Bulldogs is number 6 Brandon Wakeham
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce
    Halfback for Bulldogs is number 7 Jack Cogger

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 20 Daniel Saifiti
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 8 Aiden Tolman
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Danny Levi
    Hooker for Bulldogs is number 9 Michael Lichaa
  • Prop for Knights is number 21 Tim Glasby
    Prop for Bulldogs is number 10 Dylan Napa
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Jamie Buhrer
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 11 Josh Jackson
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Sione Mata'utia
    2nd Row for Bulldogs is number 12 Corey Harawira-Naera
  • Lock for Knights is number 13 Herman Ese'ese
    Lock for Bulldogs is number 13 Chris Smith

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 8 James Gavet
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 14 Adam Elliott
  • Interchange for Knights is number 10 Josh King
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 15 Renouf Toomaga
  • Interchange for Knights is number 18 Tautau Moga
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 17 Sauaso Sue
  • Interchange for Knights is number 19 David Klemmer
    Interchange for Bulldogs is number 19 Jeremy Marshall-King