The young 23 year old utility back from Rockhampton is poised to make his NRL debut for the Newcastle Knights at fullback tomorrow night at Hunter Stadium. After staring in the Knights NSW Cup win last week Minto will have the chance to impress Coach Bennett against the Canberra Raiders on sunday.
The former Queensland Cup superstar was in contention with boom youngster Jake Mamo though it is believed that a small injury to Mamo was the push that Bennett needed to give the Queenslander his chance. This move will push Captain Kurt Gidley back to hooker and named at No.9 Travis Waddell will move to the bench forcing either Fa'alogo or Cuthberton off the team sheet.
With a number of injuries to the Newcastle squad Wayne Bennett will be looking for a breath of fresh air and the new look Knights will be looking to impress thier super coach.