Newcastle Knights coach Brian Smith has named an extended side to face Brisbane this Sunday at Suncorp Stadium, preparing for the possibility of Origin players Kurt Gidley, Jarrod Mullen, Danny Buderus and Steve Simpson being injured in Wednesday night's opener.
The side is:
1. Kurt Gidley 2. James McManus 3. Adam MacDougall 4. Brad Tighe 5. Stephen Gordon 6. Marvin Karawana 7. Jarrod Mullen 8. Josh Perry 9. Danny Buderus 10. Clint Newton 11. Steve Simpson 12. Mark Taufua 13. Kirk Reynoldson