Storm's Cronk out of Knights clash

Melbourne Storm halfback Cooper Cronk is out of Saturday's Round 24 NRL Telstra Premiership clash with the Knights in Newcastle.

The Storm have reduced their 21-man squad 24-hours before kick-off, with Cronk and Robbie Rochow not named in the 19-man group to face the in-form Knights.

According to melbournestorm.com.au, Cronk will continue to manage his body following a heavy workload throughout the State of Origin period.

Jahrome Hughes has now been named at halfback, with Tohu Harris, Brodie Croft and Nate Myles all chances of joining the interchange bench. 

No early changes for the Knights, with Jack Cogger and Brendan Elliot dropping off the reserves bench. Both clubs have until one hour before kick-off to finalise their 17-man teams.

Knights
1 Dane Gagai
2 Ken Sio
3 Joe Wardle
4 Peter Mata'utia
5 Shaun Kenny-Dowall
6 Brock Lamb
7 Trent Hodkinson
8 Daniel Saifiti
9 Jamie Buhrer (C)
10 Josh King
11 Sione Mata'utia (C)
12 Lachlan Fitzgibbon
13 Mitchell Barnett
Interchange:
14 Dani Levi
15 Luke Yates
16 Sam Stone
17 Jacob Saifiti
Reserves:
19 Mickey Paea
21 Chanel Mata'utia

Storm
1. Billy Slater
2. Suliasi Vunivalu
3. Will Chambers
4. Curtis Scott
5. Josh Addo-Carr
6. Cameron Munster
15. Jahrome Hughes
8. Jesse Bromwich
9. Cameron Smith (C)
10. Jordan McLean
11. Felise Kaufusi
12. Joe Stimson
13. Dale Finucane
Interchange:
14. Nelson Asofa-Solomona
16. Kenny Bromwich
17. Slade Griffin
21. Nate Myles
Reserves:
18. Tohu Harris
19. Brodie Croft

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