Newcastle Knights

Last updated: 2 December, 2016

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 However the departure of both Tinkler and Bennett saw Rick Stone named head coach, but he has since been replaced by Nathan Brown.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

James McManus and the importance of player safety

James McManus and the importance of player safety

by , 28 Feb 2017

It’s fair to say that the Newcastle Knights have had an interrupted off-season away from the footy field.

Nobody welcomes relocation, except the NRL

Nobody welcomes relocation, except the NRL

by , 16 Feb 2017

The NRL continues with the idea of relocation, completely unaffected by the concept’s strong track record of failed attempts and scant public support.

Your club’s transfer performance rating: Part 3

Your club’s transfer performance rating: Part 3

by , 14 Feb 2017

After a long off-season break, its finally time to get back into the swing of things. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 for your club’s transfer performance rating.

NRL season preview: Newcastle Knights

NRL season preview: Newcastle Knights

by , 10 Feb 2017

Here we are again. Another NRL season and another awful Newcastle season looms. After achieving the honour of winning back-to-back wooden spoons in 2016, the Knights had to change, and change they did.

Rise and shine: Who are 2017’s big improvers?

Rise and shine: Who are 2017’s big improvers?

by , 6 Feb 2017

Which teams are poised to step it up this season, and improve on their performance from 2016? With only a month to go until the start of the NRL season, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at four sides primed to make big strides in 2017.

Newcastle Knights in 2017: Off-season, what to look for, and prediction

Newcastle Knights in 2017: Off-season, what to look for, and prediction

by , 27 Jan 2017

To describe the Newcastle Knights’ 2016 campaign as disastrous may be putting it politely. The team from the Hunter managed only a solitary win all season against the up and down Wests Tigers, among a series of drubbings, nil scorelines and record thrashings.

A light in the Knight tunnel

A light in the Knight tunnel

by , 25 Jan 2017

Don’t believe the headlines, it’s been a good net week for the Newcastle Knights.

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.


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