The Newcastle Knights entered the competition in 1988, and are best known for a dominant stretch in the late 90s and early 2000s that saw them claim two premierships. The Knights have struggled since that era however, making just four finals appearances in the past 13 seasons.
2016 was easily the worst season Newcastle have ever endured. The Knights were beyond appalling, winning one game across the entire season, leading to a second consecutive last place finish and the departure of former club legend Danny Buderus as coach.
Senior coach: Nathan Brown
Captain: Trent Hodkinson
2016 finish: 16th
Premierships: 1997, 2001
2017 Team List
Mitch Barnett, Jamie Buhrer, Brendan Elliot, Jaelen Feeney, Dane Gagai, Trent Hodkinson, Josh King, Rory Kostjasyn, Brock Lamb, Daniel Levi, Chanel Mata’utia, Peter Mata’utia, Sione Mata’utia, Pauli Pauli, Dylan Phythian, Tyler Randell, Nathan Ross, Daniel Saifiti, Jacob Saifiti, Ken Sio, Bradie Smith, Josh Starling, Jack Stockwell, Sam Stone, Anthony Tupou, Luke Yates
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