Know your Knights !!

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

    Jarrod Mullen (Knights Player #179)

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    - "Mullo"
    - Born 9/4/87 in Singleton, NSW
    - Plays Five Eighth / Halfback
    - Took over halfback of the Knights from Andrew Johns
    - Son of former Bulldogs player Steve Mullen
    - Played 211 games for the Knights 2005-2016
    - Captained the Knights for 21 games 2007-2016
    - Has represented Country 4 times 2009-2014
    - Has represented NSW once in 2007
    - Australian Schoolboys Player 2004-2005
    - Suspended for 4 years after testing positive to a banned substance, His suspension expires 16/1/2021

    Brian Quinton (Knights Player #7)

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    - Born 14/4/63
    - Winger
    - Has the honour of scoring Newcastle Knights first ever try in 1988
    - Played 28 games for the Knights in 1988 & 1989
    - Also played for the Dragons and Gold Coast Chargers

    Daniel Smailes (Knights Player #109)

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    - Born 14/4/76
    - Second Rower
    - Played 21 games for the Knights 1997-2000

    Jeremy Smith (Knights Player #239)

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    - Born 14/4/80 in Christchurch, New Zealand
    - Lock
    - Junior clubs include Altona Roosters and Runaway Bay Seagulls
    - Represented New Zealand 22 times 2007-2012
    - Debuted in 2004 and ended up playing 214 NRL games
    - Premiership winner with the Storm in 2007 and the Dragons in 2010
    - Played 75 games for the Knights 2013-2016
    - Announced his retirement at the end of the 2016 season

    Willie Mason (Knights Player #233)

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    - "Big Willie"
    - Born 15/4/80 in Auckland, New Zealand
    - Prop / Second Row
    - Represented Tonga 3 times in 2000
    - Represented Australia 24 times 2002-2008
    - Represented NSW 13 times 2003-2008
    - Represented Country 4 times 2003-2013
    - Played 60 games for the Knights 2012-2014
    - Has played over 250 first grade games
    - Has played for the Bulldogs, Roosters and Cowboys
    - 196cm tall and weight 110kg +
    - Signed a 1 year deal with Manly for 2015
    - Retired after the 2016 season

    Mitch Barnett (Knights Player #276)

    - Born 15/4/94 in Taree, NSW
    - Wingham Tigers Junior
    - Lock / Second Rower
    - Has played 36 games for the Knights so far
    - Also played for the Canberra Raiders
    - Contracted until the end of 2020
     
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    Happy birthday to the following players who celebrate a Birthday this week !!

    Jason Temu (Knights Player #122)

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    - Born 17/4/72 in Auckland, NZ
    - Prop
    - Played just 3 games for Newcastle between 1999 & 2000, being plagued with injury
    - Also played 4 games for the Warriors in 2001
    - Spent 3 years playing in the UK prior to his time in the NRL
    - Represented Cook Island 3 times between 1995 & 2000

    Troy Clarke (Knights Player #22)

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    - Born 19/4/67
    - Winger / Centre
    - Played 7 games for the Knights in 1988 and 1989
    - Also played 9 games for the Canterbury Bulldogs

    Owen Craigie (Knights Player #91)

    - Born 19/4/78 in Inverell, NSW
    - Center / Five Eighth
    - Played 76 games for the Knights 1995-1999
    - Also played for the Wests Tigers and South Sydney

    Steve Crowe (Knights Player #64)

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    - Born 20/4/69 in Young, NSW
    - Played 51 games for the Knights from 1991-1998
    - Retired in 1998 after a string of injuries
    - Was involved in the Knights administration in positions such as Operations Manager and acting CEO from 1998-2007
    - Holds two Masters Degrees, A Master of Human Resources Management & Industrial Relations and a Master of Organisational Communication
    - Former member of the Knights advisory board

    Josh Mantellato (Knights Player #245)

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    - "Mantree"
    - Born 21/4/87 in Gosford, NSW
    - Stands at 6 foot 5
    - Winger
    - Debuted Round 12, 2013 against the Rabbitohs
    - Scored a try on Debut and kicked 3 goals
    - Played 2 NRL games - both for the Knights in 2013-2014
    - Very high percentage Goal Kicker for our NSW Cup team
    - NSW Cup high point scorer of 2012, 2013 and 2014
    - Top point scorer in the real NRL 3 years running
    - Represented Italy 7 times
    - Signed a 3 year deal with Hull KR from 2015
    - Currently playing for Wyong in the NSW Cup
     
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    Happy birthday to the following players who celebrate a Birthday this week !!

    Ben Rogers (Knights Player #211)

    - Born 26/4/85 in Penrith, NSW
    - Five Eighth
    - Played 30 games for the Knights 2009-2011
    - Also played for the Panthers, Dragons and Souths
    - Was employed by the Knights post playing career however resigned after being charged with assault in 2014

    Craig Gower (Knights Player #246)

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    - Born 29/4/78 in Sydney, NSW
    - Halfback / Hooker / Five eighth
    - Married a Penrith Panthers cheerleader named Amanda
    - Played 6 games for the Knights in 2013
    - Joined the Knights mid season 2013
    - Played 238 games for the Penrith Panthers from 1996-2007
    - Captained the Panthers to a premiership in 2003
    - Also played for the London Broncos in the UK Super league in 2012/13
    - Also played 74 games in French Rugby Union 2008-2011
    - Represented City for 5 games 2002-2007
    - Represented NSW for 8 games 1997-2006
    - Represented Australia for 23 games 1997-2003
    - Represented Italy in Rugby Union for 14 games 2009-2011
    - Dally M Hooker of the year 2000

    Steve Southern (Knights Player #224)

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    - Born 29/4/82 in Wollongong, NSW
    - Second Rower / Lock
    - Played 131 games in the NRL
    - Played 11 games for the Knights in his final NRL season
    - Also played for Wakefield 2011-2012 in the UK Superleague
    - Currently an Assistant Coach with the Townsville Blackhawks
     

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