The Dolphins will make two changes to their forward pack for tonight’s NRL match in Newcastle.
Local Newcastle boy Kurt Donaghoe will make his first NRL start at hooker after playing the two first matches of the season off the bench.
He will start at dummy half against his old clubthe Knights, with Kodi Nikorima to play an impact role from the interchange.
Coach Wayne Bennett announced yesterday that Jarrod Wallace will miss the game.
Connolly Lemuelu has been promoted to the starting side, with Mason Teague brought into the 17 in his second NRL game.
Poasa Faamausili will be the new 18th man.
The match will kick off at 6pm (NSW time).
Match: Knights v Dolphins
Round 3 -
Fullback for Knights is number 1 Lachlan MillerFullback for Dolphins is number 1 Hamiso Tabuai-Fidow
Winger for Knights is number 2 Hymel HuntWinger for Dolphins is number 2 Jamayne Isaako
Centre for Knights is number 3 Dane GagaiCentre for Dolphins is number 3 Euan Aitken
Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman BestCentre for Dolphins is number 4 Brenko Lee
Winger for Knights is number 5 Dominic YoungWinger for Dolphins is number 5 Tesi Niu
Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Tyson GambleFive-Eighth for Dolphins is number 6 Isaiya Katoa
Halfback for Knights is number 7 Jackson HastingsHalfback for Dolphins is number 7 Sean O'Sullivan
Prop for Knights is number 8 Daniel SaifitiProp for Dolphins is number 8 Jesse Bromwich
Hooker for Knights is number 9 Phoenix CrosslandHooker for Dolphins is number 17 Kurt Donoghoe
Prop for Knights is number 10 Jack HetheringtonProp for Dolphins is number 14 Connelly Lemuelu
2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Brodie Jones2nd Row for Dolphins is number 11 Felise Kaufusi
2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Lachlan Fitzgibbon2nd Row for Dolphins is number 12 Kenneath Bromwich
Lock for Knights is number 13 Leo ThompsonLock for Dolphins is number 13 Tom Gilbert
Interchange for Knights is number 14 Ryan RivettInterchange for Dolphins is number 9 Kodi Nikorima
Interchange for Knights is number 15 Mat CrokerInterchange for Dolphins is number 15 Mark Nicholls
Interchange for Knights is number 17 Dylan LucasInterchange for Dolphins is number 16 Ray Stone
Interchange for Knights is number 22 Thomas CantInterchange for Dolphins is number 18 Mason Teague
Replacement for Knights is number 20 Oryn KeeleyReplacement for Dolphins is number 24 Poasa Faamausili
- Referee: Chris Butler
- Touch Judge: Nick Beashel
- Touch Judge: Matt Noyen
- Senior Review Official: Ben Cummins