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Experience called upon for must-win game against Newcastle

Titans Coach Justin Holbrook has turned to experience for Thursday's must win game against the Newcastle Knights.

Former Queensland Origin winger Phillip Sami returns, replacing Greg Marzhew.

Mitch Rein also returns at hooker, with Erin Clark moving to the interchange bench.

Tyrone Peachey will take on more responsibility, named to play in the halves alongside co-captain Jamal Fogarty.

Moeaki Fotuaika returns to the side after missing last week with a knee complaint and he will join David Fifita in providing punch off the interchange bench.

After a strong game against the Storm, Sam McIntyre retains his starting spot at lock with Tino Fa'asuamaleaui to start the game at prop.

Team Lists

Backs

  • Fullback for Knights is number 1 Kalyn Ponga
    Fullback for Titans is number 1 Jayden Campbell
  • Winger for Knights is number 2 Enari Tuala
    Winger for Titans is number 2 Phillip Sami
  • Centre for Knights is number 3 Kurt Mann
    Centre for Titans is number 3 Brian Kelly
  • Centre for Knights is number 4 Bradman Best
    Centre for Titans is number 4 Patrick Herbert
  • Winger for Knights is number 5 Hymel Hunt
    Winger for Titans is number 5 Corey Thompson
  • Five-Eighth for Knights is number 6 Jake Clifford
    Five-Eighth for Titans is number 6 Tyrone Peachey
  • Halfback for Knights is number 7 Mitchell Pearce
    Halfback for Titans is number 7 Jamal Fogarty

Forwards

  • Prop for Knights is number 8 Sauaso Sue
    Prop for Titans is number 8 Jarrod Wallace
  • Hooker for Knights is number 9 Jayden Brailey
    Hooker for Titans is number 9 Mitch Rein
  • Prop for Knights is number 10 Jacob Saifiti
    Prop for Titans is number 10 Tino Fa'asuamaleaui
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 11 Tyson Frizell
    2nd Row for Titans is number 11 Kevin Proctor
  • 2nd Row for Knights is number 12 Mitchell Barnett
    2nd Row for Titans is number 12 Beau Fermor
  • Lock for Knights is number 13 Connor Watson
    Lock for Titans is number 13 Sam McIntyre

Interchange

  • Interchange for Knights is number 14 Brodie Jones
    Interchange for Titans is number 14 Erin Clark
  • Interchange for Knights is number 15 Chris Randall
    Interchange for Titans is number 15 David Fifita
  • Interchange for Knights is number 16 Josh King
    Interchange for Titans is number 16 Moeaki Fotuaika
  • Interchange for Knights is number 17 Jirah Momoisea
    Interchange for Titans is number 17 Jaimin Jolliffe

Reserves

  • Reserve for Knights is number 19 Pasami Saulo
    Reserve for Titans is number 18 Toby Sexton

Match Officials

  • Referee: Grant Atkins
  • Touch Judge: Chris Butler
  • Touch Judge: Chris Sutton
  • Senior Review Official: Ashley Klein

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