Tag: Newcastle Knights

Brown expects better performance from Cogger-Watson combination against Souths

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown wants more out of fresh halves combination Jack Cogger and Connor Watson when his Knights tackle South Sydney on Friday in the Hunter. The Knights, without the injured Mitchell Pearce, shocked Manly last weekend at Brookvale and Brown expects even more in the young duo’s second outing in six and seven. […]

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No Pearce? Knights need to find a new Leo Dynevor: Butterfield

Newcastle Knights legend Tony Butterfield wants the club to find its new Leo Dynevor after captain and halfback Mitchell Pearce went down with injury last weekend. Dynevor famously replaced the injured Andrew Johns during the 1997 season with the unknown playmaker helping Newcastle to the pointy end of the table before Johns returned to lead […]

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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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