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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 »

GIDLEY BACK TO REPLACE MULLEN IN KNIGHTS LINE UP

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Knights five eighth Jarrod Mullen could miss up to two games after suffering an abdominal strain. Kurt Gidley will return from injury to replace him in the halves for the clash with the Rabbitohs, while the Mata’utia brothers have retained their places in the backline. KNIGHTS V RABBITOHS Round 21 S.MATA’UTIA\MAMO\GAGAI\LEILUA\C.MATA’UTIA GIDLEY (c)\ROBERTS SNOWDEN\CLYDSDALE\MASON SCOTT\ROCHOW\SMITH Bench: Waddell, Sims, Cuthbertson, Fa’alogo Read More »

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER AS KNIGHTS FINALLY RISE FOR ALEX

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The Roosters premiership defence just got a whole lot harder with Sonny Bill Williams out for up to a month with a fractured thumb, while Mitchell Aubusson will be missing for 1 to 2 weeks with a high ankle sprain. The Roosters lost 16-12 in thrilling circumstances against Newcastle. The Knights redeemed themselves following last weeks disappointing performance in the ‘Rise For Alex’ round. Read More »

WAYNE BENNETT PRAISES YOUNG KNIGHTS TRIO

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The Knights’ win was even more remarkable considering the high profile players they were missing, including James McManus, Akuila Uate and Darius Boyd. Jake Mamo was a late addition to the side, while Sione and Chanel Mata’utia became the first brothers to debut together in the NRL since 1942. After facing some early tests, the trio came up with some vital plays. “They were outstanding, Sione and his brother Chanel, Jake, they were playing a quality football team here tonight.” Jarrod Mullen will have scans to determine the extent of an abdominal strain. He missed the second half, but Dane Gagai proved an able replacement at five eighth. Read More »

KNIGHTS ENCOURAGED TO REPLACE WAYNE BENNETT NOW

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Knights officials say Wayne Bennett will leave with the club’s best wishes. CEO Matt Gidley believes the supercoach will see out the season, but there are growing calls for Newcastle to hand the reins to a replacement, as soon as possible. Read More »

WAYNE BENNETT RETURNS TO THE BRONCOS

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Wayne Bennett will return as head coach of the Brisbane Broncos next year, after signing a three-year contract reportedly worth $4-million. The supercoach led the club to six premierships between 1992 and 2006. It comes less than two weeks after Bennett announced he’ll step down from his post with the Newcastle Knights at the end of the current NRL season. Read More »

ALEX McKINNON LEADS KNIGHTS OUT AGAINST THE TITANS

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The rugby league community has united like never before, for the Rise for Alex round. So far more than $1.1-million has been raised for the inspirational 22-year-old, who as we saw earlier, today led the Knights out against the Titans. Read More »

KNIGHTS BEAT SHARKS TO MAKE IT THREE IN A ROW

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The Knights found out on Thursday they were losing coach Wayne Bennett, but today they put that behind them in a big way, to beat the Sharks. Adding to the Sharks’ pain, captain Paul Gallen will have scans for a bicep injury. Read More »

KNIGHTS RETURN TO TRAINING TO PREPARE FOR A SHARK ATTACK

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Despite the Knights winning two games in a row before the bye, skipper Kurt Gidley admits he was happy to have a week off to recharge the batteries. Newcastle returned to training today to prepare for Sunday’s clash with the Sharks. Read More »

TARIQ SIMS TO JOIN HIS BROTHER IN NEWCASTLE

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Having spent several months worrying about club ownership, the Newcastle Knights have ramped up plans for next season, announcing their second signing in as many days. North Queensland forward Tariq Sims has agreed to join Newcastle on a two-year contract, with the Cowboys granting him a release from the final year of his existing deal. The 24 year old has represented Country and Fiji and will join younger brother Korbin in the Knights pack. Read More »

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