Knights announce lineups for Round 23

The Newcastle Knights will travel to New Zealand to take on the Warriors for this Sunday's round 23 clash.

Knights Coach Rick Stone spoke about the retirement of Steve Simpson and the Knights game against the Warriors.

"Obviously after the last couple of games we have performed well, there is a bit of buzz in the place and obviously the Warriors have been playing particularly well themselves, so it should be a good contest," Coach Stone said.

After sustaining some rib cartilege damage during the Knights exciting win over the Canterbury Bulldogs on Sunday afternoon, Jarrod Mullen has been given until Thursday to show coaching staff if he will travel.

"Mullo is a big one for us, he has some rib cartilege damage and is still a bit uncomfortable at this stage.

"We will check him again on Thursday and see how he can get through a session."

With a greatly improved home record of four wins from the last four games at EnergyAustralia Stadium, the Knights are looking to take their confidence across Tasman Sea.

"We are looking forward to the challenge and I think the boys have definitely gained some confidence out of the last two games.

"If we are going to make the eight then we need to knock a couple of teams out, and they are probably around that mark."

NRL: New Zealand Warriors v Newcastle Knights
2.00pm (local time) Sunday 15 August 2010
Mt Smart Stadium
1. Shannon McDonnell
2. Akuila Uate
3. Junior Sa'u
4. Adam MacDougall
5. Cooper Vuna
6. Jarrod Mullen
7. Kurt Gidley (C)
8. Ben Cross
9. Isaac De Gois
10. Antonio Kaufusi
11. Zeb Taia
12. Cameron Ciraldo
13. Matt Hilder
14. Wes Naiqama
15. Dan Tolar
16. Richie Fa'aoso
17. Mark Taufua
18. Joel Edwards
Coach: Rick Stone

NYC: New Zealand Warriors v Newcastle Knights
11.45am (local time) Sunday 15 August 2010
Mt Smart Stadium
1. Will Smith
2. Jarrod Tua
3. Harmony Hunt
4. Mitch Williams
5. Nick Dwan
6. Api Pewhairangi
7. Tyrone Roberts
8. Jake Finn
9. Chad Redman
10. Cruise Wilson
11. Zane Tetevano
12. Rodney Mason
13. Ethan Cook (C)
14. Carl Means
15. Dane Cordner
16. Kirran Shearer
17. Chris Marlborough
18. Matt Herman

NSW Cup: Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs v Central Coast Centurions
3.00pm Saturday 14 August 2010
The Crest Stadium
1. Aaron Fairweather
2. Kevin Naiqama
3. Byron Fruean
4. Simon Williams
5. Matthew Johnson
6. Ben Wyborn
7. George Ndaira
8. Warren Schillings
9. Chris Adams
10. Sione Tovo
11. Corey Vlaciky
12. Marvin Filipo
13. Lucas Miller
14. Teason Fa'avae-Eli
15. Alex McMillan
16. Brendon Simpson
17. Mitch McMahon
18. Isaac Dargan