Know your Knights !!

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  1. jamesgould

    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    I can't imagine he'd turn down the Catalans to play for Wyong, unless he's really homesick.
     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER MARVIN KARAWANA WHO TURNS 29 TODAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Marvin Karawana

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    - Born 1986 in Wellington, New Zealand
    - Has one son, Ziah, born 2010
    - Played 34 games for the Knights 2007-2011
    - Missed the entire 2010 season after tearing his ACL in pre season
    - Last known whereabouts: 2014 living, working, and playing rugby in Wellington
    - Follow Marvin on Twitter
     
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    jamesgould Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    He played for the Wellington Lions team in the national rugby union comp last year and is still living in Wellington.
     
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    Jekk Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Happy Big 5-0 today to George Mann :dancing:

    George Mann

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    - Born 1965
    - Prop
    - Played 8 games in the NRL total - for the Knights in 1988
    - Also played 141 games for St Helens & 77 games for Leeds Rhinos in the UK Superleague 1989-1996
    - Played 9 Tests for New Zealand 1989-1991
    - Played 2 Tests for Tonga in 1995
    - His career ended in 2000 following severe facial injuries
     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER WAYNE RICHARDS WHO TURNS 45 TODAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Wayne Richards

    - Born 1970
    - Represented Country once in 1997
    - Premiership winner with the Knights in 1997
    - Played 51 games for the Knights
    - Played Second Row / Prop
    - Also played for Illawarra and South Sydney


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER GRANT STUART WHO TURNS 40 TODAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Grant Stuart

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    - Born 1975 in Canberra
    - Played Centre
    - Played 2 games for the Knights in 1998-1999
    - Also played for Balmain
     
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    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER SHANNON MCDONNELL WHO TURNS 28 TODAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Shannon McDonnell

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    - Born 1987 in Camden, NSW
    - Played Fullback
    - Played 29 games for the Knights 2009-2011
    - Also played for the Wests Tigers, Hull KR and Hull FC
    - Currently playing for St Helens in the ESL (2015)
     
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    Bit of a sad one but it should be mentioned

    Yesterday would have been Allan McMahon's 61st birthday, Gone but not forgotten

    Allan McMahon - Coach

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    - Born 1954
    - Died 2003 at just 48 years old
    - Was the Knights first coach
    - Coached the Knights from 1988-1991 for 81 games
    - Also Coached Illawarra Steelers in 1996
    - Was also a player for Balmain, Newtown & Canberra from 1975-1983
    - Represented Australia for 5 games from 1975-1977
     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CLUB LEGEND MICHAEL HAGAN WHO TURNS 51 TODAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Michael Hagan - Coach

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    - Born 1964
    - Played 111 games for the Knights
    - Captained the Knights 91 times 1989-1993
    - Coached the Knights in 154 games from 2001-2006
    - Won a premiership as coach of the Knights in 2001
    - Coached Parramatta 2007 & 2008
    - Coached Queensland Maroons in 2004 & 2005
    - Is the current QLD assistant coach under Mal Meninga
    - Announced late in 2014 that he would be returning to the Knights as Director of Football


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER CHRIS ADAMS WHO TURNS 29 TODAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Chris Adams

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    - Born 1986 in QLD
    - Plays Hooker
    - Played 3 games for the Knights in 2012
    - Currently playing the Newcastle Competition for Lakes United (2015)
     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER MICHAEL EAGAR WHO TURNS 42 TODAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Michael Eagar

    - Born 1973 in Newcastle, NSW
    - Played Centre
    - Played 11 games for the Knights in 1994-1995
    - Also played for Warrington Wolves, Castleford Tigers & Hull during his time in UK Super league from 1998-2005


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER GLENN GRIEF WHO TURNS 42 TODAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Glenn Grief

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    - Born 1973 in Fairfield, NSW
    - Played Prop
    - Played 96 games for the Knights 1996-2001
    - Part of our 2001 Premiership winning team
    - Represented Country once in 1995
    - Also played for South Sydney and Western Suburbs
    - Retired in 2002 after just one game for the South Sydney Rabbitohs
     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CURRENT KNIGHTS PLAYER CHANEL MATA'UTIA WHO TURNED 23 YESTERDAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Chanel Mata'utia

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    - Born 17 August 1992 in Liverpool
    - Wing / Centre / Fullback
    - Debuted in Round 20, 2014 alongside his brother Sione
    - Brother of Sione, Peter & Pat Mata'utia
    - Has played 8 games for the Knights so far and has scored 5 tries
    - South Newcastle Junior
    - Current Knights Player (2015)



    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER TONY HERMAN WHO TURNS 48 TODAY !!!
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    Tony Herman

    - Born 1967
    - Played Fullback / Wing
    - Played 48 games for the Knights 1989-1995
    - Married to Lisa, has two children Matthew & Montana
    - Last known whereabouts - working as a scaffolding supervisor (2009)



    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CLUB LEGEND MARK SARGENT WHO TURNS 51 TODAY !!!
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    Mark Sargent

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    -"Sarge"
    - Born 1964
    - Prop
    - Played 126 games for the Knights 1989-1995
    - Captained the Knights for 26 games 1994-1995
    - Represented Country 3 times 1989-1994
    - Represented NSW once in 1990
    - Represented Australia 4 times 1990-1992
    - Rothman's Medal winner 1989
    - Served on the NRL Judiciary 1999-2000
    - Former Knights Team Manager
    - Also played for the Bulldogs
    - Retired in 1995

     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER TRENT SALKELD WHO TURNS 34 TODAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Trent Salkeld

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    - Born 1981
    - Played 17 games for the Knights in 2005
     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CURRENT KNIGHTS PLAYER ROBBIE ROCHOW WHO TURNS 25 TODAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Robbie Rochow

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    - Born 1990 in Maitland, NSW
    - Plays Second Row / Prop
    - Has played 64 games for the Knights so far
    - Previously played for the Melbourne Storm
    - Represented Country in 2014
    - Current Knights player (2015)
     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER GLENN FRENDO WHO TURNS 51 TODAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Glen Frendo

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    - Born 1964
    - Played Fullback / Wing
    - Played 47 games for the Knights 1988-1990
    - Also played for the Bulldogs
     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER STEVE WALTERS WHO TURNED 50 YESTERDAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Steve Walters

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    - "Boxhead"
    - Played Hooker
    - Born 1965
    - One of 3 Walters brothers to play NRL
    - One of Two Steve Walters who played for the Knights
    - Dally M Hooker of the Year 1991, 1993 and 1995
    - Played 7 games for the Knights in 1999
    - Represented QLD 17 times from 1990-1997
    - Represented Australia 19 times from 1991-1997
    - Played 272 first grade games total
    - Forced to retire halfway through the 1999 season due to a recurring knee injury
     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER BRETT GROGAN WHO TURNED 42 YESTERDAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Brett Grogan

    - Born 1973
    - Played Wing / Centre
    - Played 62 games for the Knights 1994-1998
    - Also played for the Northern Eagles


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CURRENT KNIGHTS PLAYER TYLER RANDELL WHO TURNS 23 TODAY !!!
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    Tyler Randell

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    - Born 1992
    - Utility
    - Debuted in Round 25, 2014
    - Has played 20 games for the Knights so far
    - Aberdeen Tigers Junior


     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER DAVID FAIRLEIGH WHO TURNED 45 YESTERDAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    David Fairleigh

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    - Born 1970 in Wyoming, NSW
    - Prop / Second Row
    - Debuted in the NRL in 1989
    - Played 193 games for the North Sydney Bears
    - Played 26 games for the Knights in 2000
    - Rothmans Medal winner 1994
    - Dally M Second Rower of the Year 1996
    - Represented Australia in 15 games 1994-1996
    - Represented NSW 10 times 1991-1997
    - Represented City 5 times 1992-1996
    - Knights player of the year 2000
    - Also played for St Helens in the UK Superleague
    - Named in the North Sydney Bears team of the Century
    - Retired at the end of 2001
    - Has been assistant coach for Parramatta Eels, New Zealand Warriors & Penrith Panthers
    - Coached the Cook Islands team 7 times from 2009
    - Current Asst coach for Penrith Panthers (2015)


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER TROY FLETCHER WHO TURNED 42 YESTERDAY !!!
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    Troy Fletcher

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    - Born 1973 in Waratah, NSW
    - Played Second Row
    - Part of our 1997 and 2001 Premiership winning squads
    - Played 88 games for the Knights 1996-2001
    - Captain/Coach Western Suburbs in the real NRL 2002-2004
    - Has a Masters Degree in Business Administration - 2011
     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER NEIL SWEENEY WHO TURNS 38 TODAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Neil Sweeney

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    - Born 1977 in Newcastle, NSW
    - Played Wing / Centre
    - Played 4 games for the Knights in 2002
    - Played 49 games for the NQ Cowboys from 2003-2007


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO CLUB LEGEND ROBBIE O'DAVIS WHO TURNS 43 TODAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Robbie O'Davis

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    - "Robbie O"
    - Born 1972 in Kurrajong, NSW
    - Played Fullback
    - One of only 7 players to play 200+ games for the Knights
    - Played 223 games for the Knights 1992-2004
    - Captained the Knights for 1 game in 2004
    - 2x Premiership Winner with the Knights
    - Clive Churchill Medal winner 1997
    - Represented QLD 12 times 1995-2002
    - Represented Australia 8 times 1995-1998
    - Was once embroiled in a steroids scandal with then team mate Wayne Richards
    - Retired in 2004
     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER PETER SHIELS WHO TURNED 42 YESTERDAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Peter Shiels

    - Born 1973 in Bankstown, NSW
    - Is married to Linda Alexander (Sister of former Panthers halfback Greg)
    - Played Prop / Second Row
    - Played 61 Games for the Knights 1998-2000
    - Also played for the Panthers, Western Suburbs and Western Reds
    - Finshed his career at St Helens in 2002
     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER TEA ROPATI WHO TURNED 51 ON MONDAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Tea Ropati

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    - Born in 1964 in New Zealand
    - Has 5 children
    - Played 2 games for the Knights in 1988
    - Played Super League from 1989 - 1991
    - Played for the Warriors from 1995 - 1998
    - Represented New Zealand 9 times 1986-1997
    - Represented Western Samoa twice
    - Current coach of Mangere East Hawks in the Auckland Rugby League Competition


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER DAVE FA'ALOGO WHO TURNS 35 TODAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    David Fa'alogo

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    - Born 1980 in Auckland, New Zealand
    - Played 56 games for the Knights 2013-2015
    - Played 142 games for Souths 2003-2009
    - Famously sacked from Souths for knocking then coach Jason Taylor out
    - Announced his retirement in August, 2015
     
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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER JASON MARTIN WHO TURNED 45 YESTERDAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Jason Martin

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    - Born 1970
    - Dally M Rookie of the Year 1990
    - Played 16 games for the Knights 1993-1994
    - Also played for North Sydney and the Cowboys


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER CON MIKA WHO TURNED 26 YESTERDAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:

    Constantine Mika

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    - Born 1989
    - Played 1 Test for Samoa in 2010
    - Played 14 games for the Knights 2009-2011
    - Currently plays for the Redcliffe Dolphins in the Intrust Super Cup


    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO FORMER KNIGHTS PLAYER BRETT KIMMORLEY WHO TURNS TODAY !!! :applause::applause::applause:


    Brett Kimmorley

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    - "Noddy"
    - Born 1976 in Newcastle, NSW
    - Halfback
    - Brother of fellow Knights player Craig Kimmorley
    - Has 4 daughters
    - Married to Sharni
    - Played 6 games for the Knights in 1995/1996
    - Also played for Hunter Mariners, Melbourne Storm, Northern Eagles, Cronulla Sharks & Canterbury Bulldogs
    - Played 307 First grade games in total
    - Scored 76 career tries
    - Infamously ruptured a testicle in a match in 2003
    - Represented Australia in 22 games from 1997 - 2005
    - Represented NSW in 10 games between 2000 & 2010
    - Represented Country for 5 games
    - Clive Churchill Medalist 1999
    - Dally M Halfback of the Year 2000
    - Was an assistant coach at Canterbury 2011 & 2012
    - Currently Holden Cup Coach at Wests Tigers (2015) and Fox Sports commentator
     

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