The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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The 12th placed Eels come into their clash with the 8th placed Knights off the back of three consecutive wins, against Cronulla, the Bulldogs and Melbourne.
The Knights have lost their last two matches, against the Sydney Roosters and Manly.
The Eels defeated the Knights 20-18 in their first encounter this year, in round 13 at EnergyAustralia Stadium.
In the Toyota Cup, Dan Cross is set for a return to the fullback position following injury to Nathan Gardner in Sunday