KNIGHTS V WARRIORS
1) GIDLEY (c)
Bench: Houston, Fa’alogo, Randell, Stockwell, Mata’utia
Knights coach Rick Stone has named an 18-man squad, for the clash with the Warriors at Hunter Stadium on Saturday.
There were few surprises, with skipper Kurt Gidley picked at fullback, while Uate and McManus were named on the wing.
Korbin Sims will start in the front row, with Randell, Houston, Fa’alogo, Stockwell and Sione Mata’utia making up an extended bench.
Joey Leilua was selected in the centres with Dane Gagai.
Early in pre season Mata’utia had been tipped to start, after Leilua returned to training several kilograms overweight.
The coach says he’s bounced back well and is the kind of player that can match it with the Warriors.
“He’s been good, BJ, he’s worked hard at getting his weight down, he’s looking sharper. He’s played a couple of 80 minutes games.”
Stone will finalise his 17 man squad later in the week.