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GIDLEY ENDS SPECULATION ABOUT HIS FUTURE

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He made his NRL debut in 2001 – and went on to captain his state, and play for his country. But today Knights skipper Kurt Gidley ended speculation about his future, announcing he’ll head to England at the end of the season. Read More »

GIDLEY TO PLAY IN ENGLISH SUPER LEAGUE

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Newcastle Knights skipper Kurt Gidley has announced he’s signed a one-year contract with the Warrington Wolves in the English Super League. The Newcastle local has played 236 NRL games, in a career spanning 15 years. Gidley also boasts an impressive representative track record, including 12 appearances in the NSW State of Origin and 12 for Australia. “I have been lucky, to grow up in Newcastle, to have my family’s support and to play for this great Club,” he said. The 32-year-old says the decision to leave was a difficult one. “I have felt sad about leaving, I have felt excited about a new challenge but I am mostly relieved that I have reached the stage of making this decision.” “It was a tough one. Newcastle people have been great; they are very supportive, both in good times and in bad,” ... Read More »

GIDLEY AND LEILUA REPORTEDLY SET TO LEAVE NEWCASTLE

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There’s speculation Newcastle skipper Kurt Gidley will finish his career in the English Super League with the Warrington Wolves next season. It comes amid reports centre Joey Leilua will ask the Knights for a release, to play with the Canberra Raiders in 2016. Read More »

KNIGHTS GET A WEEK OFF AFTER COWBOYS LOSS

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The Knights’ New South Wales Cup side beat the Bulldogs 20 points to 12 this afternoon, with Mata’utai brothers Pat and Chanel scoring three tries between them. Meanwhile Newcastle’s NRL side has been given the week off from training because of the representative round. Coach Rick Stone hopes the break will help his players rediscover their focus, following a fourth straight loss. Read More »

KORBIN SIMS PREPARES TO LINE UP WITH HIS BROTHER TARIQ

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Knights forward Korbin Sims has been working on his technique with club legend Danny Buderus following his two game suspension for two separate lifting tackles against the Titans. Tomorrow night he’ll play for Newcastle alongside brother Tariq for the first time and their family across the world will be watching. Having enjoyed success playing alongside his brother, skipper Kurt Gidley is looking forward to seeing the Sims play together. Read More »

KURT GIDLEY HITS BACK AT KNIGHTS CRITICISM

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Knights skipper Kurt Gidley says criticism of Newcastle’s tactics against North Queensland won’t affect how they play. “Johnathan Thurston has played at the highest level, been targeted in Origin, any team goes out there putting pressure on the other team’s most important players. We’ll continue to do that.” The self-confessed extreme sports fan today joined his teammates for a look at the Nitro Circus performers, who’ll take centre stage at Hunter Stadium on Saturday. The same day, the Knights will look to overcome a Titans side boosted by Origin stars, Greg Bird and Dave Taylor, who had been stood down following drug charges. “It’s been a tough month for them. They’ll be looking to have big games themselves.” Read More »

GIDLEY RACING TO BE FIT FOR THE TRIP TO TOWNSVILLE

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The Knights are sweating on the fitness of their captain as they prepare to head north for this weekend’s clash with the Cowboys. Kurt Gidley was named in the squad, but he’ll have to prove his fitness by Friday if he’s going to play. If the skipper’s ruled out, Sione Mata’utia will take his place at fullback. COWBOYS v KNIGHTS Round 2 1) GIDLEY (c) 2) McMANUS 3) GAGAI 4) LEILUA 5) UATE 6) MULLEN 7) ROBERTS 8) SNOWDEN 9) CLYDSDALE 10) SIMS 11) SCOTT 12) ROCHOW 13) SMITH BENCH: Houston, Randell, Fa’alogo, Stockwell, S.Mata’utia Read More »

KNIGHTS STAR TACKLES HOME INTRUDER

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Newcastle Knights captain Kurt Gidley is used to tackling opponents on the field, but off it, is a different story. The fullback was forced to defend his own home from intruders, while his three-week-old baby was sleeping inside. Read More »

KNIGHTS SKIPPER CHASES ALLEGED INTRUDERS FROM HOME

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Newcastle Knights skipper Kurt Gidley says he and his family have been left shaken, after an alleged break-in at their Merewether home. The father-of-two had just arrived home on Saturday night after dinner, when three teens allegedly entered his home. Gidley chased the trio and managed to tackle one of the boys before police arrived. That boy later returned to Gidley’s home with his father and apologised. A 16-year-old has been charged and will face court on January 12. More charges are expected to be laid. Read More »

KURT GIDLEY KICKS NEWCASTLE TO VICTORY OVER THE STORM

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Newcastle’s win did plenty for morale considering the season the Knights have endured. “Especially after a tough, tough year, at home, playing a good team, it was a pretty emotional moment at the end.” Meanwhile Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy has risked a $10,000 fine after claiming referee Ashley Klein has a bias against the Storm. “Ashley Klein obviously doesn’t like the way we play our footy.” “Every time we have Ashley we always seem to be on the wrong side of the penalty count and like I say a fair way on the wrong side.” Read More »

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