The Newcastle Knights take on the Cronulla Sharks in the NRL’s round 15 at Hunter Stadium.
Where: Hunter Stadium, Newcastle
When: 5.00am Sunday 21 June (1.00pm live)
Watch live: Premier Sports
The struggling Knights are desperate for a win.
That haven’t had much good news since the early rounds and they will have to face the Sharks without strike centre Joey Leulia.
His departure from the club means Dane Gagai moves into the centres, captain Kurt Gidley moves to fullback and Tyrone Roberts returns at halfback.
Korbin Sims is in the front row in place of David Fa’alogo, who has a hamstring injury, with Pat Vaivai coming onto the bench.
Chris Houston moves to lock for Jack Stockwell who is out for the season with a bicep injury.
Robbie Rochow has been named to make his first start since Round 3 on the bench while Joe Tapine joins him in place of Sam Mataora.
For the Sharks, Ricky Leutele returns in the centres with Blake Ayshford dropping out.
Michael Gordon and Valentine Holmes also swap between wing and fullback.