Richard King spoke with Newcastle Knights Captain, Trent Hodkinson at training this week.
The team take on the NZ Warriors this Sunday at Mt Smart Stadium with a 2pm kick off.
New recruits Jamie Buhrer and Josh Starling will start in the forward pack, while Ken Sio will be on the wing.
Sam Stone and Luke Yates are two local juniors that have been named on the bench to make there debut
Whilst Dylan Phythian has secured the fullback position & Brock Lamb will partner Hodkinson in the halves.