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KNIGHTS EARN A WEEK OFF AFTER TWO WINS IN A ROW

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Having scored back-to-back wins for the first time this season, the Knights now have a week off training because of a bye. Willie Mason says yesterday’s performance proves Newcastle hasn’t given up on the finals. Mason’s pursuit of Jarryd Hayne was part of a big defensive effort. Read More »

KNIGHTS BEAU SCOTT SHARES THE EUPHORIA OF THE BLUES ORIGIN WIN

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Beau Scott will draw on the euphoria of the Blues series win when he takes on the Cowboys at Hunter Stadium. Scott and Queensland’s Darius Boyd have both been cleared to face North Queensland on Monday night. Read More »

GIDLEY RETURNS TO FAMILIAR ROLE FOR ROOSTERS CLASH

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Wayne Bennett has been forced to make more changes to the Knights line up ahead of tomorrow’s clash with the Roosters in Sydney. Missing several first graders through injury, origin and suspension, the coach has switched Kurt Gidley to fullback. Read More »

SNOWDEN OUT FOR TWO AS KNIGHTS PREPARE FOR THE ROOSTERS

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Despite media reports, the NRL is refusing to confirm it’s about to take ownership of the Knights. This afternoon, Wayne Bennett named a 17-man Newcastle squad for Saturday’s clash with the Roosters in Sydney. Jake Mamo will cover for Queensland’s Darius Boyd at fullback. Josh Mantellato moves to the wing, with James McManus shifting to centre to cover for the injured Joey Leilua. Joseph Tapine and Clint Newton move onto the bench. Meanwhile Kade Snowden will miss two games after taking early guilty pleas on two careless high tackle charges, from the clash with the Tigers. KNIGHTS V ROOSTERS Round 14 MAMO, MANTELLATO, GAGAI, McMANUS, UATE MULLEN, ROBERTS FA’ALOGO, GIDLEY(c), MASON, HOUSTON, ROCHOW, SMITH Bench: Clydsdale, Sims, Tapine, Newton Read More »

NO DEAL ON KNIGHTS OWNERSHIP

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The NRL has refused to confirm reports it’s about to take ownership of the Newcastle Knights. But an announcement on just who owns the club could be made as early as tomorrow afternoon. Read More »

ROUGH STRETCH ABOUT TO GET TOUGHER FOR THE KNIGHTS

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The Knights could be extremely low on troops for Saturday’s clash with the Roosters. Kade Snowden is facing suspension, while there’s speculation Darius Boyd and Dane Gagai will be picked for Queensland and James McManus could play for the Blues. Read More »

TIGERS HAND THE KNIGHTS THEIR SIXTH STRAIGHT LOSS

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Despite leading twice, the Knights have slumped to their sixth loss in a row, going down to the Tigers 23-20. Darius Boyd’s performance suggested he could secure the Queensland fullback role, but in a blow for Newcastle, Kade Snowden was placed on report twice. Read More »

MORE PAIN FOR KNIGHTS AS CUTHBERTSON IS RULED OUT

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There’s more bad news for the Knights. Adam Cuthbertson will miss up to six weeks because of a knee injury he sustained during the loss to the Warriors. Read More »

NO LUCK ACROSS THE TASMAN AS KNIGHTS LOSE FIVE STRAIGHT

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The Warriors resurgence continues under new coach Andrew McFadden, beating Newcastle by 20 this afternoon to make it four from their past five games. For the Knights, the loss was their fifth in a row and keeps them on the bottom of the ladder. NRL Round 12 WARRIORS 38 – KNIGHTS 18 Read More »

SMITH AND LEILUA RETURN FOR KNIGHTS AS FILIPO LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

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Knights coach Wayne Bennett has named his squad for Sunday’s clash with the Warriors. Jeremy Smith and Joey Leilua return from injury, while Darius Boyd and Beau Scott will be monitored after Origin. The recently re-signed Marvin Filipo is three weeks away from featuring for Newcastle, after suffering a forearm injury while playing in France.Filipo was sacked by the Knights a year ago, following an off-field altercation. “I was going through a dark period, went through some stuff, come down to me having to leave the club. I wasn’t happy but I’m past that now and I’m looking forward to the season.” Meanwhile Adam Cuthbertson has signed a four year deal with the Leeds Rhinos. KNIGHTS V WARRIORS Round 12 BOYD\McMANUS\LEILUA\GAGAI\UATE\MULLEN\ROBERTS SNOWDEN\GIDLEY(c)\MASON\SCOTT\ROCHOW\SMITH Bench: Sims, Cuthbertson, Clydsdale, Fa’alogo, Houston Read More »

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