2015 Newcastle Knights player rumours and signings

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  1. Ms.Nobody

    Ms.Nobody Banned

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    Newcastle Knights Contract Situations

    Players off contract at the end of each year

    As a player is re-signed - they will be moved to the year they signed on for.

    Gains: Marvin Filipo (French Rugby League) Carlos Tuimavave (NZ Warriors) Sam Mataora (Mid-Season - Canberra Raiders - 2014) Tariq Sims (North Queensland Cowboys - 2016)

    Losses: Russell Packer (Pre - Season - Sacked) Anthony Quinn (Pre - Season - retired) Zane Tetevano (Mid Season - Sacked) Adam Cuthbertson (Leeds Rhinos - ESL) Alex McKinnon (Mid Season - Forced retirement) Michael Dobson (Salford - ESL) Josh Mantellato (Hull KR - ESL)

    Re-signed: Jarrod Mullen (2018 ) Joey Leilua (2016) Tyrone Roberts (2016) Beau Scott (2017)



    2014

    Chris Houston (LINK)
    Willie Mason (LINK)
    Travis Waddell (LINK)
    Toka Likiliki (LINK)
    David Fa'alogo (LINK)
    Matt Hilder (LINK)
    Timana Tahu (LINK)
    Clint Newton (LINK)
    Matt Minto (LINK)
    Chad Redman (LINK)
    Paterika Vaivai (LINK)
    Chanel Mata'utia (LINK)
    Sam Mataora (LINK)

    2015

    Kurt Gidley (LINK)
    Kade Snowden (LINK)
    Darius Boyd (LINK)
    Dane Gagai (LINK)
    Korbin Sims (LINK)
    Jeremy Smith (LINK)
    Zane Tetevano (LINK)
    Jake Mamo (LINK)

    2016

    James McManus (LINK)
    Robbie Rochow (LINK)
    Adam Clydsdale (LINK)
    Tyrone Roberts (LINK)
    Joseph Leilua (LINK)
    Carlos Tuimavave (LINK)
    Tariq Sims (LINK)

    2017

    Akuila Uate (LINK)
    Beau Scott (LINK)

    2018


    Jarrod Mullen (LINK)

    News/Rumours to date:

    - Alex McKinnon has been forced into an off field role with the Knights following a serious neck injury
    - Michael Dobson to head back to the English Super League after signing a 4 year deal with the Red Devils
    - Willie Mason told Triple M this could be his last year
    - Toka Likiliki on the outer
    - The Knights have signed Carlos Tuimavave for the 2015 and 2016 seasons
    - The Raiders agreed to release Sam Mataora to the Knights, He will play for us for the remainder of 2014
    - The Knights have signed Tariq Sims on a 2 year deal
    - Wayne Bennett has announced that he will be leaving the Knights at the end of the 2014 season
    - Beau Scott has re-signed with the Knights until the end of 2017
    - Josh Mantellato has signed a 3 year deal with Hull KR
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Thought I would give this it's own thread because I am sick of talking about Russell Packer and what he did, I would rather discuss who we can go after to replace him !!


    Knights search for front-row replacement


    By Matt Logue

    Monday 13 January 2014 3:51 PM



    Newcastle Knights CEO Matt Gidley says the Club will immediately start their search to replace prop Russell Packer, who had his employment terminated on Monday.

    "We'll go out and look for a replacement for Russell for 2014," Gidley said..

    "Being this late in the season, most teams have their squads pretty settled at the moment, but we’ll be out there in the market place looking at who can come in and fit the type of player we need for our Club.”

    The Knights have a number of options to consider in both the NRL and English Super League when looking for a potential front-row replacement for Packer.

    Gidley admits 'everything is an option at this stage', while confirming their will be no deadline on a final decision for a new player.

    “We’ll sit down our recruitment team and we’ll discuss what options are out there and see what is the best fit for our club," he added.

    “Then we’ll make the relevant approaches.”


    http://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news-display/knights/89249
     
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    Joshhh OnARampageFuelledByGod

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    Hopefully when he said Super League, he didn't mean old, 30-year olds who can't compete in the NRL anymore..

    Obviously we won't find someone of potential rep quality like Packer again so the next best thing is a young guy from England or the NRL who is on the brink of having a breakout season.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    In other words someone that's a fringe first grader.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Dear Dylan Smith.
    What are you up to these days?
    Would you like to spend a few weeks with Mr Hickmans and have a little talk about a contract?
    Love.
    Wayne
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    I wouldn't mind Eddy Pettybourne.
    Mark O'Meley has decided to play for Wyong this year and is living locally. Get him into training and he could fill the spot for one season.
     
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    There's always the option of an early release. I'd imagine we have a decent amount to spend and we can always backpay
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    These are just some props available at the end of 2014 - Obviously they would need to be granted an early release

    Ben Hannant
    James Graham
    Luke Douglas
    Dave Taylor (Could play front row and maybe Bennett could get the best out of him)
    Tom Learoyd-Lahrs
    Richie Fa'aoso
    Jason King
    Andrew Fifita
    Tim Mannah
    Aaron Woods

     
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    Is that Bosden guy from the Roosters any good? I've noticed he is going to play with Wests Illawarra this year. There were big wraps on the guy a couple of years ago and Bennet was keen on him too.
     
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    Bennett knows Hannant and TLL well. And he did say that we'll be recruiting big names this year so maybe we'll be able to sneak one in early! There's always hope.

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    Yeah I remember that, he was rated massively and I wanted him at the Knights but I don't know what happened to him
     
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    Former Bulldog Frank Winterstein got released from his deal with the Bradford Bulls in the Super League in the UK to return to Australia. We should sign him up as he is pretty cheap and can play and defend.
     
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    Just take Fifita when the Sharks fold :)
     
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    I would love Learoyd-Lahrs, found a bit of his old form in 2013 & is a realistic chance of leaving Canberra since his family are in Tamworth if I remember correctly from the last time we went after him.
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Yep he is from Tamworth, Played for Farrer High school...
     
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    Just read on twitter that we're chasing Jack de Belin hard with a "big money" offer. Would be very happy to sign him but he's not really a prop, is he.
     
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    We're going to be linked to everyone now.. will be interesting to sit back and watch it all unfold!
     
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    slotmachine Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Another Dragon? Yawn.
     
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    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    That would be a great buy.
    He has it in him to be a Paul Gallen type when he matures a bit.
     
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    Beaumont Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Have we contacted Rent A Thug with view to a possible replacement or even sponsorship.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised to see Hannant leave the Broncos. They'll need to get rid of some people on good money to accomodate Barba, Milford and possible further signings (DCE, Smith, etc). Hodges probably doesn't have much left in him, so there's one, and I think its more likely to see them let Hannant go rather than Parker, Thaiday, Gillett, etc plus they'd have a ready made replacement in McGuire.
     
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