Knights recruit Jamie Buhrer at pre-season training.

Buhrer to lead Knights at Nines

Knights coach Nathan Brown has named his 19-man squad for the 2017 Auckland Nines competition.

New recruit Jamie Buhrer is set to captain the side following an impressive pre-season.

"It’s a big honour, really," Buhrer said.

"I haven’t been here for too long, but I certainly feel at home and to be recognised this early on as a captain for the Nines is a privilege."

Tournament debutants will include Cory Denniss, Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Mitch Barnett, Luke Yates, Sam Stone and Nick Meaney.

Knights 2017 Auckland Nines squad

Jamie Buhrer (c), Peter Mata’utia, Ken Sio, Brendan Elliot, Nathan Ross, Cory Denniss, Brock Lamb, Jaelen Feeney, Daniel Saifiti, Danny Levi, Jacob Saifiti, Mitch Barnett, Luke Yates, Tyler Randell, Jack Stockwell, Sam Stone, Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Nick Meaney, Sione Mata’utia (Emergency Player)