Danny Buderus will play his first match since the opening round of the finals last year, when he returns from suspension for the Knights against the Storm this Saturday at Energy Australia Stadium.
In a number of changes to the team that was thoroughly dismantled by the Raiders, Buderus returns straight into the starting side, with Terrence Seu Seu relegated back to the bench, and Milton Thaiday likely to be named in Premier League.
Luke Davico wasn't named after sustaining a rib cartilage injury during the match. Coming onto the extended 5-man bench are Daniel Tolar, who missed the match against Canberra with a bruised hip, and Kirk Reynoldson, returning after being given the week off from all grades.
First Grade Team Knights v Storm Round 4
Tuesday, April 03, 2007 - Newcastle Knights
KNIGHTS v STORM
Saturday 7 April, 2007
Coach: Brian Smith
1. Kurt Gidley 2. James McManus 3. George Carmont 4. Brad Tighe 5. Adam MacDougall 6. Jarrod Mullen 7. Andrew Johns (C) 8. Josh Perry 9. Danny Buderus 10. Adam Woolnough 11. Steve Simpson 12. Clint Newton 13. Daniel Abraham
14. Terence Seu Seu 15. Cory Paterson 16. Matthew White 17. Daniel Tolar 18. Kirk Reynoldson