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Newcastle KnightsWith inspirational captain Danny Buderus leaving the Newcastle Knights at the end of season 2008, the days when Buderus and Andrew Johns would lead the Knights to victory are now over. A team effort from 2009 onwards is now required to steer Newcastle back to its glory days when it won two premierships inside five NRL seasons in 1997 and 2001. The Knights will be boosted by the appointment of coaching legend Wayne Bennett in 2012, appointed by new club owner and mining magnate Nathan Tinkler.

In 2014, the Knights finished the season in 12th position after a disappointing season.

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Newcastle Knights Articles

Stone embraces second chance with Knights

by , 21 Feb 2015

Second chances with the same team don’t come around too often in the ruthless world of coaching in professional sport. That’s why Rick Stone is counting his blessings this NRL season as he takes the helm of the Newcastle Knights for the first time since stepping back to make room for Wayne Bennett’s arrival in […]

Gidley keen to stamp himself as Knights’ number 1

by , 21 Feb 2015

Newcastle skipper Kurt Gidley says he is keen to make the Knights’ No.1 jersey his own again this NRL season. After Darius Boyd’s return to Brisbane, Newcastle’s fullback spot was up for grabs under new coach Rick Stone. Knights veteran Gidley has been named in the custodian role in a star-studded Knights backline for the […]

The Knights’ outside backs pickle

The Knights’ outside backs pickle

by , 17 Feb 2015

Not many pundits are rating the Newcastle Knights having a major impact on the 2015 NRL premiership. Currently they rate 11th of 16 in premiership odds. The outside backs is one area the Knights have top-level quality and abundant depth. With the stunning debuts of two of the Mata’utia brothers late last year and young […]

Auckland Nines preview part 4: Rangitoto (blue) group

Auckland Nines preview part 4: Rangitoto (blue) group

by , 31 Jan 2015

The teams in the Rangitoto group for this year’s Auckland Nines are the Parramatta Eels, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, Newcastle Knights and St George Illawarra Dragons. The squads are as follows: Parramatta Eels Will Hopoate, Semi Radradra, John Folau, Brad Takairangi, Reece Robinson, Corey Norman, Chris Sandow (c), Junior Paulo, Kaysa Pritchard, Peni Terepo, Manu […]

NRL season preview: Newcastle Knights

NRL season preview: Newcastle Knights

by , 27 Jan 2015

The Newcastle Knights are just one of many sides that will be glad to see the back of 2014. They finished the NRL in 12th position and struggled badly through the early parts of the season, however they finished 2014 with a bang, winning eight of their final 11 games. Hopefully the can take that […]

Newcastle ready for life after Bennett

by , 18 Jan 2015

Newcastle winger James McManus says the return of coach Rick Stone could be a boost for the NRL club, admitting that players struggled to handle the prestige that came with former mentor Wayne Bennett. “I think sometimes with Wayne and the guys that were here, a lot of guys sort of went into their shells […]

Alex McKinnon stands after spinal injury

Alex McKinnon stands after spinal injury

by , 14 Jan 2015

Alex McKinnon continues to inspire the Newcastle Knights with coach Rick Stone revealing he stood up on his own for the first time since suffering a devastating spinal injury in an NRL game last March. The former Knights forward has returned to Newcastle following rehabilitation in Sydney after suffering the injury in a tackle which […]

PRENTICE: Knights folk still rising high for their man Alex

PRENTICE: Knights folk still rising high for their man Alex

by , 26 Nov 2014

There were a number of rugby league topics worthy of comment in the past week. These included Shane Flanagan’s blunt refusal to discuss the ASADA aftermath, a newspaper poll showing that fans don’t rate the NRL heads of state, and news that there is likely to be a serious bid for a second New Zealand […]

Knights officially release Darius Boyd

Knights officially release Darius Boyd

by , 1 Nov 2014

Darius Boyd is free to link up with mentor Wayne Bennett and rejoin Brisbane after being granted a release by Newcastle. The Test and Queensland back is expected to sign an NRL contract with the Broncos in the coming days after the 27-year-old and the Knights mutually agreed to part ways. Ever since Wayne Bennett […]

Newcastle have the roster to make the eight in 2015

Newcastle have the roster to make the eight in 2015

by , 29 Oct 2014

We all know how lethal the knights can be when on song. We saw glimpses of their 2013 form, in which they made the finals, this season but they still struggled to get out of that bottom four. So, how will they make the top eight next year? How can they regain their confidence and […]


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