Newcastle Knights

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 between 1997 and 2001. The Knights have experienced a series of coaching shake-ups over the past few seasons. Wayne Bennett was hired for the 2012 season after mining magnate Nathan Tinkler became of the club’s owner. However the departure of both Tinkler and Bennett saw Rick Stone named head coach, but he has since been replaced by Nathan Brown.

The Knights hit a new low in season 2016, finishing with the wooden spoon for a second consecutive year and winning just one game in the process.

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Newcastle Knights Articles

NRL Friday Flashbacks: Mitchell Sargent

NRL Friday Flashbacks: Mitchell Sargent

by , 2 Dec 2016

The ‘honest toiler’ is a term synonymous with rugby league. They’re the players who were perhaps not blessed with the skills of future Immortal Johnathan Thurston but none-the-less tried their guts out and made the grade.

Newcastle Knights confirm Kalyn Ponga signing

Newcastle Knights confirm Kalyn Ponga signing

by , 28 Nov 2016

It’s now official – the Newcastle Knights have secured the signing of young star Kalyn Ponga for the 2018 season onwards.

Paul Green confirms young gun’s Cowboys exit

Paul Green confirms young gun’s Cowboys exit

by , 17 Nov 2016

The Newcastle Knights have secured the signing of one of the hottest young prospects in NRL history, nabbing the signature of North Queensland Cowboys winger Kalyn Ponga for the 2018 season.

Knights set to splash the cash on Kalyn Ponga

Knights set to splash the cash on Kalyn Ponga

by , 17 Nov 2016

Newcastle has reportedly offered North Queensland teenager Kalyn Ponga a $3.6 million contract after two NRL games.

NRL Friday flashbacks: Todd Polglase

NRL Friday flashbacks: Todd Polglase

by , 11 Nov 2016

The ‘honest toiler’ is a term synonymous with rugby league. They’re the players who were perhaps not blessed with the skills of future immortal Johnathan Thurston but none-the-less tried their guts out and made the grade.

NRL Friday flashbacks: Greg Smith

NRL Friday flashbacks: Greg Smith

by , 7 Oct 2016

Greg Smith’s journey to the NRL is perhaps the most interesting of anyone to play the game.

NRL Friday Flashbacks: Milton Thaiday

NRL Friday Flashbacks: Milton Thaiday

by , 30 Sep 2016

The ‘honest toiler’ is a term synonymous with rugby league. They’re the players who were perhaps not blessed with the skills of future immortal Johnathan Thurston but none-the-less tried their guts out and made the grade.

Storm top, Knights bottom: My 2017 ladder prediction

Storm top, Knights bottom: My 2017 ladder prediction

by , 28 Sep 2016

The off-season is fast approaching and it’s nearly time for us die hard league fans to crawl back into our caves and hibernate for the next four or so months.

Well at least there’s next season: Discussing 2016’s flops

Well at least there’s next season: Discussing 2016’s flops

by , 6 Sep 2016

As we prepare for Week 1 of the NRL finals, all the talk is about who in the top eight is going to go deep into the season and claim the ultimate prize in the game.

Knights fall late to the Dragons for their 18th consecutive loss

Knights fall late to the Dragons for their 18th consecutive loss

by , 3 Sep 2016

Newcastle’s NRL losing streak has been extended to 18, courtesy of a controversial 28-26 defeat to St George Illawarra.


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