Know your Knights !!

Discussion in 'Newcastle Knights Discussion' started by Jekk, Jan 3, 2014.

  1. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Happy birthday to the following players who celebrate a Birthday this week !!

    Darius Boyd (Knights Player #230)

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    - "Darbs"
    - Born 17/7/87 in Brisbane, QLD
    - Fullback
    - Raised by his grandmother after the loss of his parents
    - Played 62 games for the Knights 2012-2014
    - Represented QLD 28 times 2008-2017
    - Represented Australia 23 times 2008-2017
    - 2x Premiership winner in 2006 and 2010
    - Clive Churchill Medal 2010
    - Dally M Fullback of the year 2010
    - RLIF Fullback of the year 2010
    - Checked into a clinic to treat depression in July 2014
    - Currently playing for the Brisbane Broncos (2017)

    Joel Edwards (Knights Player #218)

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    - Born 17/7/88 in Cessnock, NSW
    - Second Rower / Lock
    - Played 45 games for the Knights 2010-2012
    - Went on to play for Canberra Raiders (until 2015)
    - Currently playing for Wests Tigers (2017)

    Brendan Worth (Knights Player #175)

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    - "Truck"
    - Born 18/7/84 in Darwin, NT
    - Prop
    - Played 6 games for the Knights in 2005
    - Played 15 games for the Penrith Panthers
    - Also played and coached in France

    Sione Tovo (Knights Player #216)

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    - Born 19/7/88 in Mascot, NSW
    - Prop
    - Played one game for the Knights in 2009
    - Represented Tonga for one game in 2009

    Jamie Ainscough (Knights Player #69)

    - Born 20/7/72 in Sydney, NSW
    - Winger / Centre
    - Played 87 games for the Knights 1992-1996
    - Also played for the Dragons and Western Suburbs
    - Finished his career in the ESL playing for Wigan
    - Represented NSW 12 times 1996-2001
    - Represented Australia once in 1995
    - Represented Australian Schoolboys 1989
    - Scored 47 tries in just 87 games for the Knights

    Luke Quigley (Knights Player #147)

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    - Born 20/7/81 in Dubbo, NSW
    - Hooker
    - Played 41 games for the Knights 2002-2006

    Nathan Barnes (Knights Player #80)

    - Born 22/7/75
    - Winger / Centre
    - Played 41 games for the Knights 1994-1995
    - Also played for the Panthers, Parramatta and the Raiders
     
  2. rhugh89

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    Happy birthday to the following players who celebrate a Birthday this week !!

    Daniel Quinn (Knights Player #148)

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    - Born in 24/7/78 in Maitland, NSW
    - Prop
    - Has played 4 games in the NRL total
    - 1 with the Knights in 2002
    - 3 with the Northern Eagles in 2000
    - Last known whereabouts Captain/Coach Western Suburbs in the real NRL 2010

    Matthew Johns (Knights Player #73)

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    - "Matty" "Reg Reagan" "Trent the Flight Steward"
    - Brother of Andrew Johns
    - Born 27/7/71 in Cessnock, NSW
    - Five-Eighth
    - Formed a great partnership with brother Andrew in the halves for the Knights
    - Played 176 games for the Knights 1992-2000
    - Captained the Knights for 21 games from 1995-1999
    - Part of our premiership winning team in 1997
    - Represented Country once in 1996
    - Represented NSW 4 times 1995-1998
    - Represented Australia 9 times 1995-1999
    - Also played for the Cronulla Sharks
    - Embroiled in a few controversies during and after his career
    - Has had many different positions in the media including The Footy Show and now the Matty Johns Show on Fox

    John Morris (Knights Player #141)

    - Born 29/7/80 in Scone, NSW
    - Hooker
    - Played 31 games for the Knights 2001-2002
    - Played 300 NRL games
    - Has also played for Parramatta, Cronulla and the Wests Tigers
    - Retired at the end of 2014

    Scott Dureau (Knights Player #199)

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    - Born 29/7/86 in Taree, NSW
    - Halfback
    - Played 42 games for the Knights 2007-2010
    - Played 97 games for Catalans Dragons 2011-2015
    - Missed a lot of 2013/2014 as he had a tumour removed from behind his eye
    - Was married to Libby in 2015 and welcomed his first child in 2016
    - Current Assistant Coach of the Knights Holden Cup Team

    Marvin Karawana (Knights Player #193)

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    - Born 30/7/86 in Wellington, NZ
    - Utility
    - 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
     
  3. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I noticed Brendan Worth and Daniel Abraham both played for Macquarie this week.
     
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  4. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Thanks Billy, I'll update the first page
     
  5. rhugh89

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    Happy birthday to the following players and coach who celebrate a Birthday this week !!

    George Mann (Knights Player #16)

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    - Born 31/7/65
    - Prop / Second Rower
    - 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

    Nathan Brown (Coach)

    - Born 31/7/73
    - Hooker
    - Played 172 NRL Games for the Dragons
    - Forced to retire at 27 due to a neck injury
    - Former coach of the Dragons, Huddersfield and St Helens
    - Coached St Helens to a Premiership in 2014
    - Has coached over 380 games with a win rate of 52%
    - Contracted until 2018

    Wayne Richards (Knights Player #62)

    - Born 2/8/1970
    - Second Rower / Lock
    - Represented Country once in 1997
    - Premiership winner with the Knights in 1997
    - Played 51 games for the Knights
    - Also played for Illawarra and South Sydney

    Grant Stuart (Knights Player #118)

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    - Born 2/8/75 in Canberra, ACT
    - Centre
    - Played 2 games for the Knights in 1998-1999
    - Also played for Balmain

    Pauli Pauli (Knights Player #267)

    - Born 4/8/94 in Bankstown, NSW
    - Prop / Second Rower
    - Australian Schoolboys Team (2012)
    - Has played 15 games for the Knights so far
    - Also played for the Parramatta Eels

    Sam Stone (Knights Player #282)

    - Born 4/8/97 in Gold Coast, QLD
    - Son of former coach Rick Stone
    - Lakes United Junior
    - Second Rower
    - Junior Kangaroo (2017)
    - Has played 11 games for the Knights so far

    Shannon McDonnell (Knights Player #214)

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    - Born 5/8/87 in Camden, NSW
    - Fullback
    - Played 29 games for the Knights 2009-2011
    - Also played for the Wests Tigers, Hull KR, Hull FC and St Helens

    Jack Cogger (Knights Player #275)

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    - Born 5/8/97 in Greenacre, NSW
    - Toukley Hawks Junior
    - Australian Schoolboys Representative
    - Halfback
    - Son of former Western Suburbs Magpies player Trevor Cogger
    - Debuted Round 10, 2016
    - Has played 6 games so far for the Knights
    - Contracted until the end of 2018
     
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    Happy birthday to the following players who celebrate a Birthday this week !!

    Michael Hagan (Knights Player #37)

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    - Born 12/8/64
    - 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
    - Announced late in 2014 that he would be returning to the Knights as Director of Football
    - Currently Team Manager of the Kangaroos (2017)

    Chris Adams (Knights Player #234)

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    - Born 12/8/86 in Nambour, QLD
    - Hooker
    - Played 3 games for the Knights in 2012 and then played 5 more games in 2016
    - Currently plays for Lakes united in the Real NRL (2017)

    Special mention to Allan McMahon who would've turned 63 on Wednesday, RIP Allan

    Allan McMahon (Coach)

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    - Born 9/8/54 in Wollongong, NSW
    - Passed away in 2003 after a heart attack, He was 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
     
  7. rhugh89

    rhugh89 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Michael Eagar (Knights Player #84)

    - Born 15/8/73 in Newcastle, NSW
    - Centre / Five Eighth
    - Played 11 games for the Knights in 1994-1995
    - Also played for Warrington Wolves, Castleford Tigers & Hull during his time in the ESL from 1998-2005

    Glenn Grief (Knights Player #95)

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    - Born 15/8/73 in Fairfield, NSW
    - 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

    Chanel Mata'utia (Knights Player #252)

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    - Born 17/8/92 in Liverpool, NSW
    - Wing / Centre
    - Debuted in Round 20, 2014 alongside his brother Sione
    - Brother of Sione, Peter & Pat Mata'utia
    - Has played 14 games for the Knights so far and has scored 6 tries
    - South Newcastle and Bankstown Cougars Junior
    - In 2015 after signing a letter of intent for the Bulldogs, He along with his brothers re-signed with the Knights until 2018

    Mark Sargent (Knights Player #39)

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    -"Sarge"
    - Born 18/8/64
    - 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

    Tony Herman (Knights Player #47)

    - Born 18/8/67
    - Winger
    - Played 48 games for the Knights 1989-1995
    - Married to Lisa, has two children Matthew & Montana
    - Last known whereabouts - working as a scaffolding supervisor (2008)

    Dylan Phythian (Knights Player #278)

    - Born 19/8/95 in Newcastle, NSW
    - Junior Clubs include Lakes United, Belmont and West Rosellas
    - Fullback / Halfback / Five-Eighth
    - Has played 3 games for the Knights so far
    - Contracted until the end of 2017

    Trent Salkeld (Knights Player #177)

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    - Born 20/8/81
    - Winger
    - Played 17 games for the Knights in 2005
     

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