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WILL KURT GIDLEY FACE THE RAIDERS IN TAMWORTH?

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He wasn’t named in the original squad, but there’s every chance Kurt Gidley will see game time when the Knights take on the Raiders in Tamworth tomorrow night. This morning, Gidley trained strongly with his team mates, amid speculation he’ll play at five eighth in place of the injured Jarrod Mullen. With Mullen facing a long layoff, the Knights are hoping to have Gidley back as soon as possible. Read More »

MULLEN FACES NERVOUS WAIT AFTER TEARING HAMSTRING IN NZ

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Knights skipper Jarrod Mullen has suffered a suspected grade two hamstring tear in the Auckland Nines loss to the Broncos, but he’s hoping to be back for round one. Read More »

CRASH COURSE FOR KNIGHTS AHEAD OF AUCKLAND NINES

Jarrod Mullen says the Knights are looking to win the Auckland Nines, despite the fact they’ve spent little time preparing for the modified game. Wayne Bennett and his squad fly to New Zealand tomorrow, before taking on the Sharks on Saturday. “I’d like to see a game before we play but we’re opening the whole thing. We’ve done a bit at training, not much, found out the rules today, it’ll be a bit of fun.” Meanwhile, Kurt Gidley is back in full training, and hoping to play a part in the Knights’ second pre-season trial against Canberra in Tamworth on February 22. Read More »

TITANS CUT LOOSE IN LEAD-UP TO NINES

The Titans’ haven’t wasted anytime sampling the best of New Zealand, as they wait for the Auckland Nines to kick off this weekend. The team for the action-packed tournament was named this afternoon, with Co-Captain Greg Bird and Lock Ashley Harrison to play their first matches of 20-14. But new recruits who impressed in the win over the Warriors on Sunday will also be given a chance to impress before the NRL season kicks off next month. Read More »

FRINGE KNIGHTS GIVE WAYNE BENNETT PLENTY TO THINK ABOUT

The Knights will turn their attention to the Auckland Nines, following the big win over the Goannas. The game gave several fringe first graders the chance to impress Wayne Bennett. Read More »

SCANTILY-CLAD FOOTBALLERS CAUSE A STIR

The controversial Legends Football League hit Skilled Park on the Gold Coast last night, with the Queensland Brigade beating the Victoria Maidens. The risque brand of American football has gained a following in its first Australian season. Read More »

KNIGHTS BEGIN THE SEARCH FOR RUSSELL PACKER REPLACEMENT

The Newcastle Knights have sacked off-season signing, Russell Packer. Last week, the forward was given two years in jail for assault. Yesterday, Knights CEO Matt Gidley had his first chance to meet with him since the sentence, informing him his contract would be terminated. The Knights have confirmed they’re now hunting for a new forward. “We’ll go back into the market, see who’s available as a replacement. It’s difficult because it’s January and most teams have their squads settled, but we’ll start to work now on a replacement.” Read More »

NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS TERMINATE RUSSELL PACKER’S CONTRACT

A week after he was sentenced to two years in jail for assault, the Newcastle Knights have officially sacked off-season signing, Russell Packer. “Russell’s termination was never in question, as soon as he was sentenced last Monday there was no doubt his contract had to be terminated, ideally we could’ve done it Tuesday and let our fans know where we stood earlier, but the fact he wasn’t released on bail, couldn’t get access to him until yesterday was the only reason for the delay.” However, the NRL club says it will continue to help Packer’s family. “Apart from advising him that his contract would be terminated I wanted to assure him that while his young family is in Newcastle, we’ll continue to help them out, they haven’t got any family here, a traumatic experience for them.” Packer has appealed the ... Read More »

CHRISTMAS BREAK WELL AND TRULY OVER FOR THE KNIGHTS

Wayne Bennett was happy to have some fun at Brad Fittler’s expense today, as the majority of the Knights’ first grade squad returned to pre-season training. Players now have a month to prepare for the Festival of Indigenous Rugby League and the Auckland Nines. Read More »

KNIGHTS HIT THE SAND FOR PRE CHRISTMAS PAIN

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The Newcastle Knights have started their Christmas break following a draining final session over the weekend, where even Wayne Bennett put in the hard yards. Jarrod Mullen tried to lead by example, while Zane Tetevano needed a little help from his friends. The Knights resume pre-season training on January 3. Read More »

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