In a boost to the Sharks chances for their match against the Newcastle Knights prop Andrew Fifita returns after a long stint on the sidelines due to injury.

Fifita’s return sees Siosaia Vave drop off the interchange bench.

In the only other alteration to the Sharks side, Anthony Tupou moves into the starting 13, with Sam Tagataese onto the bench. 

For the Knights the starting side is as selected, with Korbim Sims and David Fa'alogo joining Chris Houston and Tyrone Roberts on the interchange bench