Know your Knights !!

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  1. rhugh89

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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
     
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    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
     
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    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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    Thanks Billy, I'll update the first page
     
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    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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    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
     
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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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    Robbie Rochow (Knights Player #237)

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    - Born 22/8/90 in Maitland, NSW
    - Plays Second Rower / Prop
    - Junior clubs include East Maitland Griffins and Kurri Kurri Bulldogs
    - Named in the Toyota Cup Team of the Year in 2009 and 2010
    - Played 72 games for the Knights 2012-2016
    - Previously played for the Melbourne Storm
    - Represented Country in 2014
    - Missed most of the 2015 season after suffering back spasms, returning for a few weeks before breaking his arm
    - Missed most of 2016 season with injury
    - Signed a 1 year deal with the Rabbitohs for 2017
    - Currently plays for the Melbourne Storm after a mid season player swap (2017)

    Glen Frendo (Knights Player #3)

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    - Born 24/8/64
    - Fullback / Winger
    - Played 47 games for the Knights 1988-1990
    - Also played for the Bulldogs
     
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    Steve Walters (Knights Player #120)

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    - Born 28/8/65 in Ipswich, QLD
    - "Boxhead"
    - Hooker
    - 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

    Brett Grogan (Knights Player #88)

    - Born 30/8/73
    - Winger / Centre
    - Played 62 games for the Knights 1994-1998
    - Also played for the Northern Eagles

    Trent Hodkinson (Knights Player #265)

    - Born 31/8/88 in Campbelltown, NSW
    - Halfback
    - Junior Kangaroo in 2007
    - NSW Residents Team in 2009
    - Has played 39 games for the Knights so far
    - Has captained the Knights on 30 occasions 2016-2017
    - Also played for Manly and the Bulldogs
    - Has represented NSW 6 times 2014-2015
    - Off contract in 2018

    Tyler Randell (Knights Player #254)

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    - Born 31/8/92 in Scone, NSW
    - Hooker / Utility
    - Has played 44 games for the Knights so far
    - Debuted in Round 25, 2014
    - Aberdeen Tigers Junior
    - Resigned for 2 years in 2015
    - Released by the Knights in 2017

    David Fairleigh (Knights Player #132)

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    - Born 1/9/70 in Wyoming, NSW
    - Prop / Second Rower
    - 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 team of the Century
    - Retired at the end of 2001
    - Coached the Cook Islands team 7 times from 2009
    - Former Assistant Coach at the Warriors (2010-2011) and Panthers (2012-2015)
    - Currently an Assistant Coach at the Cowboys (2017)

    Troy Fletcher (Knights Player #100)

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    - Born 1/9/73 in Waratah, NSW
    - Second Rower
    - 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
    - Member of the Knights advisory board (2014)
    - President of the Knights Old Boys Club

    Robbie O'Davis (Knights Player #68)

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    - "Robbie O"
    - Born 3/9/72 in Kurrajong, NSW
    - 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
    - Part of our premiership winning teams of 1997 and 2001
    - 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

    Neil Sweeney (Knights Player #149)

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    - Born 3/9/77 in Newcastle, NSW
    - Wing / Centre
    - Played 4 games for the Knights in 2002
    - Played 49 games for the NQ Cowboys from 2003-2007
     
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    Peter Shiels (Knights Player #111)

    - Born 4/9/73 in Bankstown, NSW
    - Is married to Linda Alexander (Sister of former Panthers halfback Greg)
    - Prop / Second Rower
    - 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

    Tea Ropati (Knights Player #17)

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    - Born in 7/9/64 in Auckland, New Zealand
    - Centre
    - Has 5 children
    - Related to League Players Joe, John and Iva Ropati and Commentator Peter Ropati
    - 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

    David Fa'alogo (Knights Player # 241)

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    - Born 9/9/80 in Auckland, New Zealand
    - Prop / Second Rower
    - 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 due to injury in August, 2015
     
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    Jason Martin (Knights Player #74)

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    - Born 14/9/70
    - Halfback
    - Dally M Rookie of the Year 1990
    - Played 16 games for the Knights 1993-1994
    - Also played for North Sydney and the Cowboys

    Constantine Mika (Knights Player #215)

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    - Born 14/9/89 in Auckland, NZ
    - Utility
    - Played 1 Test for Samoa in 2010
    - Played 14 games for the Knights 2009-2011
    - Currently plays for Toulouse Olympique in the Kingstone Press Championship

    Brett Kimmorley (Knights Player #92)

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    - "Noddy"
    - Born 15/9/76 in Newcastle, NSW
    - Halfback
    - Brother of fellow Knights player Craig Kimmorley
    - Has 4 daughters
    - Married to Sharni who passed away in 2017 after a battle with brain cancer
    - 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 and 2012 and then an Assistant Coach at the Raiders in 2013 and 2014
    - Appointed Tigers Holden Cup Coach in 2015 and left after the finals series
    - Currently a Fox Sports commentator

    James Wynne (Knights Player #142)

    - Born 16/9/76 in Gunnedah, NSW
    - Halfback
    - Has a son Xavier
    - Played 5 games for Newcastle in 2001 and 2002
    - Represented France in 2007 & 2008

    Jarrod O'Doherty (Knights Player #107)

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    - Born 16/9/77 in Newcastle, NSW
    - Second Rower
    - Played for the Australian Schoolboys team in 1995
    - Played 28 games in the NRL - all for the Knights between 1997 & 2002
    - Also played Super League UK for Huddersfield
    - Last known working for Maddison Safety with fellow ex player Tim Maddison in the Newcastle Area (2014)

    Steve Gordon (Knights Player #192)

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    - Born 17/9/86 in Dubbo, NSW
    - Fullback
    - Played 2 games with the Knights in 2007
     
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    Craig Kimmorley (Knights Player #89)

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    - Born 18/9/74
    - Halfback
    - Older brother of fellow Knights player Brett Kimmorley
    - Played 2 games for the Knights in 1995
    - Also played for the Hunter Mariners, Adelaide Rams and Sydney City Roosters

    David Lomax (Knights Player #114)

    - Born 21/9/70 in Wellington, NZ
    - Prop / Second Rower
    - Represented New Zealand 3 times in 1993
    - Played 29 games for the Knights 1998-1999
    - Also played for the Western Reds and Canberra Raiders
    - Played for Huddersfield in the ESL

    Joe Wardle (Knights Player #284)

    - Born 22/9/91 in Halifax, England
    - Second Rower / Centre
    - Has played 17 games for the Knights so far
    - Also played for the Huddersfield Giants and Bradford Bulls
    - Has represented Scotland 6 times 2010-2014
    - Released by the Knights after 2017

    Adrian Brunker (Knights Player #51)


    - Born 23/9/70
    - Winger / Centre
    - Played 57 games for the Knights 1990-1993
    - Represented QLD 3 times 1992-1993
    - Also played for the Dragons and Gold Coast Seagulls
     
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    Paul Marquet (Knights Player #48)

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    - Born 26/9/69 in Newcastle, NSW
    - "Pepe"
    - Second Rower
    - Played 137 games for the Knights 1990-1996, 2001
    - Players player 1995
    - Part of our Premiership winning team in 2001
    - Also played for the Melbourne Storm and Hunter Mariners
    - Finished his career in 2002 playing for the Warrington Wolves in the ESL

    Steve Simpson (Knights Player #126)

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    - Born 27/9/79 in Maitland, NSW
    - Second Rower
    - One of only 7 players to play 200+ games for the Knights
    - Played 216 games for the Knights from 1999-2010
    - Captained the Knights 18 times from 2003-2010
    - Part of our premiership winning team in 2001
    - Represented Country 3 times 2001-2005
    - Represented NSW 13 times 2002-2008
    - Represented Australia 7 times 2002-2007
    - Retired in 2010

    Reegan Tanner (Knights Player #155)

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    - Born 27/9/82 in Kurri Kurri, NSW
    - Second Rower / Lock
    - Played 83 NRL games, All for the Knights 2003-2007
    - Returned home to play for the Kurri Kurri Bulldogs in 2008
    - Retired in 2013

    Jeff Doyle (Knights Player #24)

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    - Born 1/10/67
    - Centre
    - Played 71 games for the Knights 1988-1991
    - Also played for the North Sydney Bears and Western Reds

    Matt Jobson (Knights Player #140)

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    - Born 1/10/80 in Maitland, NSW
    - Prop
    - Played 24 games for the Knights 2001-2003
    - Also played for the Warriors & Wests Tigers
    - Spent time playing league in France
    - Currently working in Real Estate in Queensland (2013)
     
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    Siuatonga Likiliki (Knights Player #229)

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    - "Tonga"
    - Born 10/4/90 in Auckland, New Zealand
    - Centre
    - Father of Twin boys Kruz & Paxton and 1 Daughter
    - Finished with the Knights in 2013
    - Played one game for the Knights in 2011
    - Played one game for the Warriors in 2009
    - Signed with the Titans in 2014 but did not play first grade with them
    - Played for Tonga in 2009 & 2013

    Akuila Uate (Knights Player #209)

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    - Born 6/10/87 in Votua, Fiji
    - "Aku" "Akuila the Thriller" "Fijian Flyer"
    - Woy Woy Roosters Junior
    - Winger
    - Played 161 games for the Knights 2008-2016
    - Has represented Fiji 12 times 2006-2016
    - Has represented Country 3 times 2011-2015
    - Has represented NSW 5 times 2011-2012
    - Has represented the NRL All Stars twice 2011-2013
    - Has represented Australia 5 times 2011-2012
    - Has equal most tries in a match for the club at 4 in Round 26, 2011
    - Has equal most tries in a season with 21 in 2010
    - Scored 110 tries in just 166 games for the Knights
    - Is the club's all time leading try scorer
    - Dally M Winger of the Year 2010, 2011 and 2012
    - RLIF Winger of the year 2011
    - Left the Knights early to sign with Manly in 2017
     
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    Happy birthday to the following players who celebrate a Birthday this week !!

    Kyle O'Donnell (Knights Player #236)

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    - Born 9/10/90 in Nowra, NSW
    - Prop / Second Rower
    - Finished with the Knights in 2012
    - Younger brother of Luke O'Donnell
    - Debuted against South Sydney in Round 18 2012 but doesn't remember a thing as he was knocked clean out only 7 minutes in
    - Retired after the 2015 season while playing for Mounties in the NSW Cup

    Zeb Taia (Knights Player #198)

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    - Born 11/10/84 in Auckland, New Zealand
    - Played 101 games for the Knights
    - Second Rower / Lock
    - Represented New Zealand once in 2010
    - Represented the Cook Islands 4 times 2012-2013
    - Also played for the Parramatta Eels and Gold Coast Titans
    - Currently playing for St Helens in the ESL (2017)

    Paul Harragon (Knights Player #35)

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    - "Chief"
    - Born 12/10/68 in Kurri Kurri, NSW
    - Has 3 kids with wife Pam
    - Prop / Second Row
    - Had one of the greatest rivalries ever seen with Manly Prop Mark "Spud" Carroll
    - Played 169 games for the Knights 1988-1999
    - Captained the Knights for 71 games from 1995-1999
    - Captained the Knights to their first Premiership in 1997
    - Represented Country 6 times 1992-1997
    - Represented NSW 20 times 1992-1998
    - Represented Australia 20 times 1992-1998
    - Dally M Prop of the Year 1996
    - Ken Stephen Memorial Award winner 1997
    - Country Player of the year 1995
    - Longtime presenter on Channel 9's The Footy Show
    - Chairman of the Knights Advisory Board until 2014
    - Received an OAM in 2000
    - Appeared on "I'm a Celebrity get me out of here" in 2016 with his selected charity being the Mark Hughes Foundation

    Nathan Hinton (Knights Player #185)

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    - Born 13/10/85 in Newcastle, NSW
    - Fullback
    - Played 7 Games for the Knight between 2006 and 2007

    Robbie McCormack (Knights Player #25)

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    - Born 14/10/64
    - Hooker
    - Captained the Knights for 3 games in 1994
    - Played 154 games for the Knights 1988-1996
    - Knights player of the year 1992 & 1994
    - Players player of the year 1992 & 1994
    - Played for Hunter Mariners
    - Also played for Wigan in UK Superleague in 1998 where they won the Grand Final
    - Named in 1998's Super League dream team
    - Represented NSW for 2 games, one each in 1992 & 1993

    Jaelen Feeney (Knights Player #264)

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    - Born 14/10/1994 in Sydney, NSW
    - Five Eighth / Halfback / Fullback
    - Nerang Roosters Junior
    - Played for the Bulldogs in Holden Cup
    - Debuted Round 1,2016
    - Has played 13 games for the Knights so far
    - Released by the Knights after 2017

    Riley Brown (Knights Player #165)

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    - Born 15/10/84 in Bundaberg, QLD
    - Junior Club: Singleton Greyhounds
    - Hooker / Utility
    - Debuted in the NRL in 2004
    - Played 40 games for the Knights 2004-2007
    - Also played for the Sydney Roosters and Gold Coast Titans
    - Became guardian of his 2 younger brothers at 18 after his father was jailed for murdering his mother when he was 15

    Dane Campbell (Knights Player #178)

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    - Born 15/10/84
    - Halfback
    - Played 6 games in the NRL, All for the Knights in 2005
    - Was Player/Coach for Noosa Pirates
    - Coached the Jamaican National team
    - Coached the Vanuatu National team
    - Retired from playing in 2010 after being diagnosed with bleeding on the brain after a serious head knock while playing
    - Was one of the founders of the Vanuatu national rugby league team in 2011
    - Current owner and chief administrator of Hurricanes Rugby League team based in Jamaica
     
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    Happy birthday to the following players who celebrate a Birthday this week !!

    Timana Tahu (Knights Player #128)

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    - Born 16/10/80 in Melbourne, Victoria
    - Centre / Winger
    - Has 3 children with partner Kasey
    - Played 126 games for the Knights from 1999-2004 and 2012-2014
    - Has equal most tries in a season with 21 in 2002
    - Second highest try scorer in club history with 93 tries
    - Also played for Parramatta Eels & Penrith Panthers
    - Represented Country 4 times between 2001 & 2010
    - Represented NSW 12 times between 2002 & 2010
    - Represented Australia 5 times between 2002 & 2006
    - Represented Indigenous in the All Stars match in 2013
    - Also played 20 games for the NSW Waratahs in Rugby Union and Represented Australia 4 times in Union
    - Retired at the end of 2014

    Wes Naiqama (Knights Player #203)

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    - Born 19/10/82 in Sydney, NSW
    - Winger / Centre / Fullback
    - Older brother of fellow Knight Kevin Naiqama
    - Goal Kicker
    - Captained the Knights for 2 games in 2011
    - Played 75 games for the Knights 2008-2012
    - Represented Fiji for 13 games 2006-2013
    - Named Fiji player of the year in 2011
    - Also Played for the Dragons and The Panthers
    - Signed a 2 year deal with the London Broncos commencing in 2015
    - Retired after the 2016 season

    Sam Mataora (Knights Player #258)

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    - Born 20/10/90 in Rarotonga, Cook Islands
    - Souths Sunnybank Junior
    - Prop
    - Has played 30 games for the Knights so far
    - Played 33 games for Canberra
    - Represented the Cook Islands 7 times 2009-2017
    - Was a part of the 2015 NSW Cup Grand Final winning team
    - Announced his retirement in 2017
     

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