Tag: Newcastle Knights

Knights praise Wests Tigers as Pearce prepares for showdown with Brooks

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown says star halfback Mitchell Pearce isn’t looking as far ahead as State of Origin. Instead, the Knights and Pearce have a more pressing matter this weekend when they face the in-form 5-1 Wests Tigers in Tamworth. “Pearcey hasn’t really spoken about Origin to be honest and I would have thought he […]

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Brown refuses to back down to Bennett over epic sledge

Nathan Brown refused to back down to Wayne Bennett after their war of words escalated after Newcastle’s 15-10 win over Brisbane on Saturday night. Earlier last week, Bennett blamed Brown for an exodus of experienced players at the Knights despite many good judges blaming Bennett after his stint at the club. Brown returned serve after […]

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All-time sledge: Nathan Brown drops a pipe bomb on Wayne Bennett

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown has hit back at Wayne Bennett with one of the game’s greatest ever serves after the Knights overpowered Bennett’s Broncos in Saturday night football. Brown slammed Bennett after the former Newcastle mentor told reporters it was Brown’s fault a number of big name players left the club after Bennett returned to […]

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Meninga backs Ponga for bigger things

Australian coach and proud Queenslander Mal Meninga believes State of Origin isn’t too far away for Newcastle recruit Kalyn Ponga after a stunning club debut last weekend against Manly. Ponga was outstanding and received three Arthur Beetson Medal votes. “I thought he was exceptional in his first game,” Meninga said on Fox Sports’ Queenslanders only. “We […]

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James Graham could be forced to retire from NRL if negotiations fall through

Inspirational Canterbury skipper James Graham accepts there is a chance he may be moved on by the Bulldogs for the 2018 season as the club tries to unravel their web of roster woes. Graham has been linked to the St George Illawarra Dragons but the big Englishman says he hasn’t met with the Saints or […]

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