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    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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    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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    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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    Matt Hilder (Knights Player #201)

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    - "Waltzing"
    - Born 30/4/82 in Sydney, NSW
    - Utility
    - Played 101 games for the Knights
    - Also played for the Cronulla Sharks and Gold Coast Titans
    - Retired at the end of 2014

    Shane O'Grady (Knights Player #125)

    - Born 1/5/70
    - Prop
    - Played 1 game for the Knights in 1999
    - Also played for Balmain & Penrith

    Jacob Saifiti (Knights Player #269)

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    - Born 1/5/96 in Newcastle, NSW
    - Twin brother of fellow Knight Daniel Saifiti
    - Entrance Tigers Junior
    - Prop / Second Rower
    - Debuted Round 1,2016 with his brother, the first set of twins to debut together in NRL history
    - Has played 45 games for the Knights so far
    - Represented Fiji twice (2015-2017)
    - Contracted until the end of 2020

    Daniel Saifiti (Knights Player #268)

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    - Born 1/5/96 in Newcastle, NSW
    - Twin brother of fellow Knight Jacob Saifiti
    - Entrance Tigers Junior
    - Prop / Second Rower
    - Debuted Round 1,2016 with his brother, The first set of twins to debut together in NRL history
    - Has played 51 games for the Knights so far
    - Represented Fiji 3 times (2015-2017)
    - Contracted until the end of 2020

    Joseph Tapine (Knights Player #250)

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    - Born 4/5/94 in Wellington, NZ
    - Second Rower
    - Played 20 games for the Knights
    - Signed with Canberra early 2016 for 2017 but ended up leaving early
    - Junior Kiwis representative
    - NZ Resident Under 18's Player
    - Has played 6 tests for NZ

    Steve Fulmer (Knights Player #18)

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    - Born 6/5/66
    - Halfback
    - Played 64 NRL games, All for the Knights 1988-1991
     
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    Adam MacDougall (Knights Player #102)

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    - "Mad Dog"
    - Born 8/5/75 in Sydney, NSW
    - Centre / Winger
    - Brother of Luke Macdougall and Ben MacDougall
    - Son of former Balmain player Gil MacDougall
    - Nephew of former first grade players Gary MacDougall and Graeme MacDougall
    - Played 158 games for the Knights 1997-2003, 2007-2011
    - Did hold the club Try Scoring record with 87 tries, Still sits second on that list
    - 2x Premiership winner with the Knights
    - Represented Country once in 2006
    - Represented NSW 11 times 1998-2001
    - Represented Australia 11 times 2000-2001
    - Has equal most tries in a match for the club at 4 in Round 20, 2001
    - Also played for the Roosters and South Sydney Rabbitohs
    - Retired in 2011
    - Creator of the Man Shake

    Dustin Cooper (Knights Player #171)

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    - Born 8/5/81 in Murgon, QLD
    - Utility
    - Played 14 games for the Knights 2005-2007
    - Currently plays for Lezignan in France during the Northern winter (2014)
    - Captain/Assistant coach and star player for Boston 13s in the USARL
    - Boston 13s were losing granfinalists in 2013

    Richie Fa'aoso (Knights Player #200)

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    - Born 8/5/84 in Brisbane, QLD
    - Prop / Second Row
    - Represented 10 times 2006-2013
    - Played 99 games for the Knights
    - Also played for the Panthers, Roosters, Eels, Storm and Manly
    - Premiership winner with the Storm in 2012
    - Forced to retire after the 2013 season due to a neck injury
    - He was medically cleared to play in 2015 and signed with the Eels
    - Retired after the 2015 season

    Steven Walters (Knights Player #12)

    - Born 10/5/67
    - Halfback
    - Played 23 games for the Knights from 1988-1991
    - 1 of 2 Steve Walters who played for the Knights, this is NOT the brother of Kevin & Kerrod Walters

    Trent Estatheo (Knights Player #145)

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    - Born 10/5/81 in Maitland, NSW
    - Prop
    - Played 3 games total in the NRL - for Newcastle in 2002
    - Appeared on ACA in 2008 stating his father had injected him with horse steroids eventually causing his body to break down

    Luke Walsh (Knights Player #197)

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    - Born 12/5/87 in Newcastle, NSW
    - Halfback
    - Played 13 games for the Knights in 2007
    - Signed with the Panthers in 2008 and went on to play 107 games for them
    - Played for St Helens 2014-2016
    - Retired in 2018 on Medical Advice

    David Boyd (Knights Player #1)

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    - Born 13/5/66
    - Second Rower / Lock
    - Played 114 games for the Knights 1988-1993
    - Also played for the Bulldogs and Western Reds
    - Retired in 1996

    Lenny Beckett (Knights Player #119)

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    - Born 13/5/80
    - Winger
    - Played 27 games for the Knights 1999-2000
    - Also played for the Northern Eagles
    - Also played Rugby Union for the ACT Brumbies
     
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    Beau Scott (Knights Player #238)


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    - Born 15/5/84 in Camden, NSW
    - Second Rower
    - Played 1 Test for Australia in 2011
    - Played 54 games for the Knights
    - Represented NSW 11 times 2010-2015
    - Represented Country 3 times 2009-2014
    - Represented Australia 3 times 2011-2014
    - Premiership winner in 2010 with the Dragons
    - Has played 234 first grade games so far
    - Left the Knights at the end of 2015 due to his son's illness and the need to be in Sydney for Treatment
    - Currently contracted to the Parramatta Eels

    Luke Davico (Knights Player #183)

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    - Born 16/5/73 in Gosford, NSW
    - Prop
    - Played 176 games for the Raiders before signing with the Knights in 2005
    - Played 18 games for the Knights 2006-2007
    - Forced to retire after just 1 game in 2007

    Aaron Grainger (Knights Player #115)

    - Born 16/5/78
    - Halfback
    - Played two games total in the NRL - for the Knights in 1998

    Russell Wyer (Knights Player #81)

    - Born 17/5/62 in Sydney, NSW
    - Winger / Centre
    - Played 19 games for the Knights in 1994
    - Also played for Western Suburbs and Parramatta

    Michael McKeirnan (Knights Player #5)

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    - Born 17/5/63
    - Second Rower / Lock
    - Played 34 games for the Knights 1988-1989

    Matthew White (Knights Player #173)

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    - Born 17/5/84 in Armidale, NSW
    - Inverell Hawls Junior
    - Prop
    - Played 28 games for the Knights 2005-2008
    - Also played for the Gold Coast Titans
    - Signed for the Storm in 2016

    Josh Starling (Knights Player #281)

    - Born 18/5/90 in Woonona, NSW
    - Helensburgh Tigers Junior
    - Prop
    - Played 14 games for the Knights
    - Also played for the Rabbiyohs and Manly
    - Released by the Knights in 2017 and announced his retirement soon after

    Andrew Johns (Knights Player #75)

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    - "Joey"
    - Born 19/5/74 in Cessnock, NSW
    - Halfback
    - Brother of former Knights player Matthew Johns
    - Played 2 games of 20/20 cricket for NSW
    - One of only 7 players to play 200+ games for the Knights
    - Played 249 games in the NRL - all for the Knights
    - Captained the Knights for 106 games from 1998-2007
    - Represented Australia in 23 games from 1995-2006
    - Represented NSW in 24 games
    - Provan Summons Medal Winner 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 & 2002
    - RLW Player of the Year 1998, 1999, 200, 2001 & 2002
    - Golden Boot Winner 1999 & 2001
    - Peter Frilingos Memorial Award 2005
    - Dally M Representative Player of the year 2005
    - Dally M Medal Winner 1998, 1999 & 2002
    - Dally M Halfback of the year 1995, 1998, 1999 & 2002
    - Has the most points for the club at 2176
    - Has the most goals for the club at 917
    - Has the most points in a season for the club at 279 in 2001
    - Has the most points in a match for the club at 34 in Round 21, 2001
    - Has the most goals in a match for the club at 11 in Round 2, 2006
    - Has equal most tries in a match for the club at 4 in Round 21, 2001
    - Clive Churchill Medal winner 2001
    - NSW Country Rugby League Team of the Century - Halfback
    - NSW Team of the Century - Halfback
    - Australian Rugby League Team of the Century - Halfback
    - 1 of only 8 "Immortals"
     
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    Logan Campbell (Knights Player #76)

    - Born 23/5/71 in New Zealand
    - Played one game in the NRL total - for the Knights in 1993
    - Debuted alongside Andrew Johns
    - Played Super League on and off for 33 games from 1993 - 2001
    - Played 2 games for Scotland in 1998

    Brock Mueller (Knights Player #117)

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    - Born 23/5/78 in Newcastle, NSW
    - Lock / Second Rower
    - Brother of fellow Knights player Blake Mueller
    - Played 6 games total in the NRL - for the Knights in 1998 & 1999

    Adam Woolnough (Knights Player #146)

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    - Born 24/5/82 in Taree, NSW
    - Prop
    - Joined the Knights in 1998, debuted in 2002.
    - Played 117 games with the Knights between 2002 & 2007
    - Captained the Knights for 1 game in 2007
    - Also played for Penrith Panthers & Melbourne Storm
    - Retired from the NRL in 2009 only to return in 2011
    - At his final game for Penrith in 2009 playing against Newcastle he attracted such a crowd yelling his name that the fence collapsed causing several of the crowd to fall into the field
    - Played for Lakes United in the Real NRL (2012)
    - Last known working as Personal Development Advisor at the Queensland Academy of Sport (2017)

    Ben MacDougall (Knights Player #135)

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    - Born 25/5/77 in Sydney, NSW
    - Winger
    - Younger brother of Adam MacDougall & older brother of Luke MacDougall
    - Played two games for the Knights in 2000
    - Also played for Western Suburbs, Northern Eagles, Manly & Melbourne
    - Also plays Rugby Union and has represented Scotland
     
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    Just watched this, had trouble hearing Tony, interviewer was loud enough, just thought I'd mention it could be my old IPad even though on full volume.
    Works opposite in coach and player interviews, can't hear the questions but the interviewee is clear enough.
     
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    Yeah, Butts was a tad quiet, but it comes across pretty well if you use headphones
     
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    Jason Moodie (Knights Player #104)

    - Born 29/5/774 in Narrabri, NSW
    - Winger
    - Played 54 games for the Knights 1997-1999
    - Also played for the Parramatta Eels and Wests Tigers
    - Represented NSW 3 times in 2002
    - Represented City once in 2001
    - Scored 28 tries from his 54 games at the Knights
    - Great Finisher
    - Retired in 2007

    Michael Dobson (Knights Player #247)

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    - Born 29/5/86 in Junee, NSW
    - Five Eighth / Halfback
    - Played 6 games for the Knights in 2014
    - Played 153 games for Hull KR in the ESL
    - Played 20 games for the Canberra Raiders
    - Signed a 4 year deal with Salford starting in 2015

    Connor Watson (Knights Player #297)

    - Born 31/5/96 in Dubbo, NSW
    - Fullback / Five-Eighth / Utility
    - Has played 8 games for the Knights so far
    - Terrigal Sharks and Kincumber Colts Junior
    - Previously played for the Roosters
    - Contracted until the end of 2020

    Tyrone Roberts (Knights Player #223)

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    - Born 1//6/91 in Grafton , NSW
    - Halfback
    - Played 97 games for the Knights 2011-2015
    - Represented the NSW under 15s Team
    - Represented the NSW under 16's Indigenous Team
    - Represented the NSW Indigenous Team
    - Represented the Indigenous All Stars in 2015
    - Represented Country in 2014 and 2017
    - Cousin of Amos Roberts and James Roberts
    - Released by the Knights in 2015
    - Played for the Gold Coast Titans
    - Currently playing for Warrington in the ESL

    Rod Whittaker (Knights Player #13)

    - Born 2/6/63
    - Wing / Centre
    - Played 5 games in the NRL total - all for the Knights in 1988

    Andrew Price (Knights Player #154)

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    - Born 2/6/82 in Canberra, ACT
    - Second Rower / Lock
    - Junior Club: Tuggeranong
    - Played 34 games for the Knights 2003-2005
    - Also played 5 games for the Dragons
     
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    Gavin Quinn (Knights Player #157)

    - Born 4/6/81
    - Winger
    - Played one game total in the NRL - for the Knights in 2003
    - No relation to fellow Knights players Anthony or Daniel Quinn
    - Had a long career in the real NRL for several different clubs

    Gary Wurth (Knights Player #40)

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    - Born 6/6/61
    - Fullback / Five Eighth / Halfback
    - Represented Country Once in 1989
    - Played 39 games for the Knights 1989-1991
    - Also played for the Roosters and Raiders

    Jake Mamo (Knights Player #249)

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    - Born 6/2/94 in Gosford, NSW
    - Wing / Fullback / Centre
    - Ourimbah Junior
    - Debuted Round 7, 2014 against the Broncos
    - Played 29 games for the Knights 2014-2016
    - 2012 Andrew Johns-Brian Carlson Medallist - Knights best under-17 player
    - 2013 NYC Players Player
    - Named in the 2014 Holden Cup Team of the Year
    - 2014 NSW Under 20s player winning the Darren Lockyer medal for Man of the Match
    - 2014 Junior Kangaroos representative
    - Was a part of the winning NSW Cup side in 2015. The following week was knocked out with a King hit in the State championship and does not remember the game
    - Joined Huddersfield on a 2 year deal starting in 2017

    Kurt Gidley (Knights Player #143)

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    - "Kidley", "Gids"
    - Born 7/6/82 in Newcastle, NSW
    - Younger Brother of Matthew Gidley
    - Five-Eighth / Halfback / Fullback
    - One of only 7 players to play 200+ games for the Knights
    - Played 251 games for the Knights between 2001 & 2015 finishing second most capped player
    - Represented Country in 3 games 2004-2007
    - Represented the PM XIII in 3 games 2005-2007
    - Represented NSW in 12 games 2007-2011
    - Represented Australia in 12 games 2007-2013
    - Won the Brad Fittler Medal in 2010
    - Represented the NRL All Stars in 2010 and 2011
    - Scored the second most points for the Knights with 1,228
    - Kicked the second most goals for the Knights with 452
    - Scored an even 80 tries for the Knights
    - Captained the Knights for 123 games - the most of any Knights player.
    - Played for Warrington after leaving the Knights
    - Announced his retirement after 2017

    Scott Conley (Knights Player #93)

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    - Born 8/6/73 in Newcastle, NSW
    - Second Rower / Lock
    - Played 39 games for the Knights 1995-1999
    - Also played for the Gold Coast Chargers

    Mick Jenkins (Knights Player #113)

    - Born 9/6/72 in Gold Coast, Qld
    - Hooker
    - Played 3 games in the NRL - all for Newcastle in 1998
    - Represented Wales in 5 games

    Steve Witt (Knights Player #166)

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    - Born 10/6/82 in Toowoomba, QLD
    - Five Eighth / Halfback
    - Played 19 games for the Knights 2004-2005
     
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    Marc Glanville (Knights Player #26)

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    - Born 12/6/66 in Wagga Wagga, NSW
    - Lock
    - Married to Sharon Glanville
    - Has 3 children Jordan, Ryan and Matthew
    - Ryan currently plays for South Newcastle in the Real NRL
    - Jordan is a Knights Cheerleader
    - Played 188 games for the Knights 1988-1997
    - Part of our premiership winning team in 1997
    - Represented Country 3 times 1991-1997
    - Also played for the Dragons
    - Currently a Commentator on KOFM

    Keith Lulia (Knights Player #206)

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    - Born 17/6/87 in Wollongong , NSW
    - Centre
    - Played 46 games for the Knights 2008-2011
    - Represented the Cook Islands 5 times 2009-2013
    - Also played for the St George Illawarra Dragons and Wests Tigers
     
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    Matt Parsons (Knights Player #131)

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    - Born 18/6/73 in Tamworth
    - Prop
    - One of the tallest players ever at 201cm
    - Captained the Knights for 5 games in 2002 & 2003
    - Played 106 games for the Knights 2000-2004
    - Part of our premiership winning team in 2001
    - Also played for South Sydney 1997-1999
    - Represented Country once in 2002

    Clint Newton (Knights Player #139)

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    - Born 18/6/81 in California, USA
    - Second Rower
    - Played 102 games for the Knights
    - This is his second stint with the club
    - He is the son of golfer Jack Newton
    - Represented Country once in 2007
    - Represented the USA 4 times in 2013
    - Was captain of the NSW Cup Grand final winning team in 2015
    - Retired in 2015
    - Currently the General Manager Player Relations for the RLPA (2017)

    Cory Denniss (Knights Player #270)

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    - Born 18/6/97 in Belmont, NSW
    - Lakes United Junior
    - Winger / Centre
    - Scored twice on debut - Round 3, 2016
    - Has played 10 games for the Knights so far
    - Contracted until the end of 2018
     
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    Happy birthday to the following players who celebrate a Birthday this week !!

    Darren Treacy (Knights Player #82)

    - Born 26/6/71 in Sydney, NSW
    - Second Rower
    - Represented Country once in 1995
    - Played 60 games for the Knights 1994-1996
    - Also played for Dragons and Eels
    - Also played for Salford in the ESL
    - Retired in 2003

    Robbie Tew (Knights Player #9)

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    - Born 28/6/1961
    - Five Eighth / Halfback
    - Played 7 games for the Knights in 1988
    - Former Newcastle Knights Chairman

    Evarn Tuimavave (Knights Player #217)

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    - Born 28/6/84 in Auckland, New Zealand
    - Prop
    - Represented New Zealand once in 2008
    - Played 33 games for the Knights 2010-2012
    - Also played for the Warriors

    David Thorne (Knights Player #10)

    - Born 30/6/65
    - Prop
    - Played 36 games for the Knights 1988-1991

    George Carmont (Knights Player #162)

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    - Born 30/6/78 in Auckland, New Zealand
    - Played 83 games for the Knights 2004-2007
    - Centre
    - Represented Samoa 10 times 2006-2010
    - Left Newcastle at the end of 2007 and signed with the Wigan Warriors in the ESL
    - Awarded Samoa player of the ear 2011
    - Retired in 2012

    Matt Gidley (Knights Player #98)

    - "Gids"
    - Born 1/7/77 in Newcastle, NSW
    - Older brother of fellow Knight Kurt Gidley
    - Centre
    - One of only 7 players to play 200+ games for the Knights
    - Played 221 games for the Knights 1996-2006
    - Captained the Knights for 2 games in 2004-2005
    - Premiership winner with the Knights in 2001
    - Represented Country once in 2005
    - Represented NSW 11 times 2000-2004
    - Represented Australia 17 times 1999-2004
    - Finished his career in 2010 with St Helens in the ESL
    - Former CEO of the Knights
     
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    Happy birthday to the following players who celebrate a Birthday this week !!

    Mitchell Sargent (Knights Player #196)

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    - Born 2/7/79 in Canowindra, NSW
    - Prop
    - Played 14 games for the Knights in 2007
    - Also played for Melbourne Storm & North Qld Cowboys
    - Had his Cowboys contract terminated for testing positive for cocaine in an out-of-competition test in 2006
    - Played for Castleford in the UK Super league
    - Represented Country for one game in 2006
    - Retired in 2010

    Paul Rauhihi (Knights Player #129)

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    - Born 3/7/73 in Porirua, NZ
    - Prop
    - Played 19 games for the Knights 1999-2001
    - Also played for the Bulldogs and North Queensland Cowboys
    - Also played 95 games for Warrington Wolves 2006-2009
    - Represented New Zealand for 17 games from 2002-2005
    - Retired in 2009

    Tim Natusch (Knights Player #212)

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    - Born 3/7/86 in Papua New Guinea
    - Prop
    - Played 3 games for Newcastle in 2009
    - Retired after the 2015 season while playing for the Wynnum-Manly Seagulls in the QLD Cup

    Chris Bailey (Knights Player #184)

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    - Born 5/7/82 in Inverell, NSW
    - Utility
    - Younger Brother of former NRL player Phil Bailey
    - Played 29 games for the Knights 2006-2008
    - Also played for the Manly Sea Eagles

    Cooper Vuna (Knights Player #194)

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    - Born 5/7/87 in Auckland, NZ
    - Winger
    - Full name is Kerry Cooper Vuna
    - Has a son named Lincoln born 2007
    - Played 54 games for the Knights between 2007 & 2010
    - Has equal most tries in a match for the club at 4 in Round 24, 2010
    - Represented Tonga 3 times in 2008
    - Also played 5 games for the Warriors between 2004 & 2006
    - Played Rugby Union for the Melbourne Rebels from 2011-2013
    - On departure from the Rebels he was their highest try scorer
    - Represented Australia in Rugby Union twice in 2012
    - Son of John Vuna - Tongan Rugby Union representative
    - Currently playing Rugby in England

    David Mullane (Knights Player #49)

    - Born 7/7/69
    - Hooker / Second Rower
    - Played 61 NRL games, All for the Knights 1990-1993
     

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