Newcastle Knights

Newcastle KnightsThe 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.

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Newcastle’s stint at the bottom of the ladder continued in 2017. The Knights increased their abysmal win tally of one from a season ago, but they still finished with just the five victories – two fewer than the next worst team. 2017’s last-place finish was the club’s third in a row.

Senior coach: Nathan Brown
Captain(s): Trent Hodkinson, Jeremy Smith, Tariq Sims
2017 finish: 16th
Premierships: 1997, 2001

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2018 Team List
Tyrone Amey, Mitchell Barnett, Jamie Buhrer, Jack Cogger, Cory Denniss, Herman Ese’ese, Lachlan Fitzgibbon, Slade Griffin, Aidan Guerra, Christian Hazard, Chris Heighington, Trent Hodkinson, Zac Hosking, Tom Hughes, Jack Johns, Brodie Jones, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Josh King, Brock Lamb, Danny Levi, Jacob Lillyman, Pat Mata’utia, Sione Mata’utia, Tautau Moga, Nick Meaney, Brayden Musgrove, Brent Naden, Mitchell Pearce, Dylan Phythian, Kalyn Ponga, Nathan Ross, Daniel Saifiti, Jacob Saifiti, Pasami Saulo, Ken Sio, Tom Starling, Sam Stone, Connor Watson, Luke Yates

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Daniel Saifiti Newcastle Knights NRL Rugby League 2017

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Last updated: 21 December, 2017

Newcastle Knights Articles

Feeling the heat: Four NRL coaches in the line of fire

Feeling the heat: Four NRL coaches in the line of fire

by , 12 Feb 2018

The waiting is the hardest part. Like many of you, I find this time of year particularly challenging.

Starting with the spoon… NRL 2018 ladder tipped in reverse order (part 1)

Starting with the spoon… NRL 2018 ladder tipped in reverse order (part 1)

by , 9 Feb 2018

“The number one rule of Wall Street,” says Matthew McConaughey to Leo DiCaprio in the hit film The Wolf of Wall Street is that “nobody, and I don’t care if you’re Warren Buffet or if you’re Jimmy Buffet. Nobody knows if a stock is going to go up, down, sideways or in freaking circles.

Mitchell Pearce makes promising Newcastle debut in trial win over Storm

Mitchell Pearce makes promising Newcastle debut in trial win over Storm

by , 7 Feb 2018

Mitchell Pearce has made a strong first impression at Newcastle by laying on two tries in a 26-22 NRL trial win over an understrength Melbourne.

Pre-season preview: Can the Knights lift themselves off the bottom?

Pre-season preview: Can the Knights lift themselves off the bottom?

by , 24 Jan 2018

With less than 50 days until the 2018 NRL season kicks off, it is time to look at how each team looks for the year ahead. First up is Newcastle, a team that is coming into 2018 off three straight wooden spoons, although things appear to be looking up for the Knights.

The rise of the Newcastle Knights

The rise of the Newcastle Knights

by , 10 Jan 2018

I have been a Newcastle Knights supporter for 20 of the 23 years of my life.

Are the Newcastle Knights ready to improve?

Are the Newcastle Knights ready to improve?

by , 9 Jan 2018

In 1908, Newcastle was a part of the foundation of rugby league, but left soon after to start their own competition.

Cowboys hot, Knights not: My 2018 NRL predictions

Cowboys hot, Knights not: My 2018 NRL predictions

by , 5 Jan 2018

I’ll keep the intro short and sweet, nothing about crystal balls, etc. Here is how I see the 2018 NRL ladder at the end of the season.

Where will your side finish in 2018? (Part Two)

Where will your side finish in 2018? (Part Two)

by , 3 Jan 2018

With the 2018 season approaching and one of the closest finishes in recent memory anticipated, yesterday I began my preview of the upcoming year, offering my thoughts on the likely bottom four sides in 2018.

The ugly contradiction in Newcastle’s fairy tale

The ugly contradiction in Newcastle’s fairy tale

by , 13 Dec 2017

Who doesn’t love a fairy tale? The heroes, the villains and everything in between make for a great read. Well, rugby league’s next fairy tale had long been anointed: the Newcastle Knights.

Mitchell Pearce to sign $4 million deal with the Newcastle Knights

Mitchell Pearce to sign $4 million deal with the Newcastle Knights

by , 30 Nov 2017

Weeks of speculation as to Mitchell Pearce’s future have come to a stunning conclusion today, with news the former Sydney Roosters halfback will sign a lucrative deal with three-time reigning wooden spooners Newcastle.


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