Tag: Newcastle Knights

Newcastle’s fighting spirit: Why these Knights can beat the Melbourne juggernaut this weekend

BY CURTIS WOODWARD @woodward_curtis We all love a great underdog story – a rank outsider, a long shot battling a mighty and seemingly unbeatable opponent. Rocky Balboa versus Ivan Drago, David against Goliath and now the Newcastle Knights vs. the Melbourne Storm. On paper, this Saturday’s match at McDonald Jones Stadium should already be over. […]

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Warriors ownership negotiations may help Knights land James Graham

The chances of Canterbury captain James Graham heading to the New Zealand Warriors are slim at best as ownership negotiations stall between current boss Eric Watson and potential suitor Paul Davys. The NZ Herald is reporting that Davys made an offer this week to purchase the franchise for $15 million but Watson is after $20 […]

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Hodkinson reveals confusion as Newcastle miss chance for golden point at Belmore

Veteran Newcastle half Trent Hodkinson has revealed a simple misunderstanding led to rookie Brock Lamb missing a long range penalty goal attempt that would have the Knights and Canterbury into golden point at Belmore on Sunday. The Knights led by 10 with five minutes to play only to see Bulldogs playmaker Moses Mbye streak away […]

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Brown admits after thrashing pressure of favouritism got the better of Newcastle

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown has admitted the pressure of being favourites in the ‘Spoon Bowl’ against Wests Tigers was too much for his young team to handle as they capitulated on Sunday eventually going down 33-12. ‘It was the first time in 18 months, I suppose, that we’ve been favourites,” Brown said.  “And we did […]

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Sir James Graham: Matthew Johns wants to make big Pom a Knight

Newcastle Knights legend Matt Johns says his former club should chase Canterbury Bulldogs skipper James Graham. Johns compared Graham to Newcastle icon and first premiership captain Paul Harragon saying the Englishman could have a similar effect in the Novacastrian city. “I tell you what, James Graham would be absolutely perfect, I kid you not, for […]

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