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 However the departure of both Tinkler and Bennett saw Rick Stone named head coach, but he has since been replaced by Nathan Brown.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

Jarrod Mullen was injured, why can’t he use medicine to get better?

Jarrod Mullen was injured, why can’t he use medicine to get better?

by , 20 Jan 2017

Jarrod Mullen’s reported positive test made me reflect on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) code and whether it should prevent athletes from using drugs that are performance-enhancing but also therapeutic.

Are the Knights gone for 2017 without Mullen?

Are the Knights gone for 2017 without Mullen?

by , 19 Jan 2017

Jarrod Mullen’s surprising positive test to steroids has rocked the Newcastle Knights and will likely put their rebuild under coach Nathan Brown at stake. Or will it?

Another kick for down-and-out Knights, with Mullen suspended for drugs

Another kick for down-and-out Knights, with Mullen suspended for drugs

by , 17 Jan 2017

Newcastle Knights five-eighth Jarrod Mullen has tested positive to an anabolic steroid and been provisionally suspended by the NRL, just weeks before the Auckland Nines pre-season tournament.

Knights star Jarrod Mullen tests positive to steroids

Knights star Jarrod Mullen tests positive to steroids

by , 17 Jan 2017

Newcastle playmaker Jarrod Mullen has been provisionally suspended by the NRL for breaching anti-doping rules after testing positive to an anabolic steroid.

Alex McKinnon reportedly set to sue NRL

Alex McKinnon reportedly set to sue NRL

by , 19 Dec 2016

Paralysed rugby league player Alex McKinnon reportedly plans to sue the NRL and another player over the 2014 on-field tackle that left him in a wheelchair.

Walters holds off Ponga for QLD Origin camp

Walters holds off Ponga for QLD Origin camp

by , 9 Dec 2016

Queensland coach Kevin Walters has resisted the urge to stake an early claim for Kalyn Ponga’s allegiances, overlooking the NRL prodigy for the 2017 Emerging Maroons squad.

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.


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