2019 Coaching Staff and Football Department

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  1. Billy

    Billy Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Griffin is definitely one of the best defenders we have seen at the Knights - up there with Bedsy and Kurt Gidley. Apparently he was considered the best wrestler at Melbourne, which is a huge rap.
    It's a shame that he probably won't be able to get in and wrestle with the guys.
    I'd like to see him work a lot with big Bobby Tracey. That guy has an impressive attacking game, but zero wrestling skills.
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Meet the 2019 coaching staff


    Newcastle Knights
    Thu 1 Nov 2018, 12:40 PM



    Meet the nib Newcastle Knights coaching staff.

    Head coach Nathan Brown is in charge for his fourth season with the Club after re-signing earlier in the year.

    His support staff includes:

    James Shepherd, who joined in 2018 from Cronulla and Tonga Test coach Kristian Woolf.

    Woolf has joined from Townsville where he has coached the Blackhawks for the past four seasons.

    After taking charger of the ISP NSW side mid-year, Rory Kostjasyn has stayed on as coach.

    He will continue to assist Brown with the NRL side while also coaching ISP NSW.

    After running the Elite Pathways program at the Knights where he coached junior teams, Dureau is now in control of the Jersey Flegg.

    Balin Cupples has joined the Club as new Head of Physical Performance.

    Cupples links with the Knights after four seasons with the Warriors.

    Anthony Wood has joined the performance staff from North Queensland as Strength and Conditioning Coach, while Nathan Beutel is a Strength and Power coach who comes to the Club via Parramatta.

    Sam Kennedy has left the Roosters to take up the position of Elite Pathways performance manager.

    Matthew Toohey was responsible for the juniors but moves into the position of NRL Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach in 2019.

    James McBrien is the Sports Science Analyst and joins the Knights from the Greater Western Sydney Giants.

    Phil Bosson, who has been with the team for several seasons, is Head Physio and will be supported by Louisa Cutler.

    She has joined the Club as the Rehab Physio after 10 seasons with the Sydney Roosters.


    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2018/11/01/meet-the-2019-coaching-staff/
     
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    rhugh89 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus Staff Member Admin

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    Long serving doctors return


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    Thu 8 Nov 2018, 09:03 AM



    The nib Newcastle Knights have welcomed back two of the Club's longest serving physicians as the 2019 pre-season gets underway.

    Veteran physician, Dr. Peter McGeoch and Sports Injury Specialist, Dr. Neil Halpin worked at the Knights together for more than two decades.

    Both men are highly respected by the Club and were made Knights life members after wrapping up duties in 2016, however, the Knights are pleased to announce the duo's return following a two-year break.

    Director of Football, Brian Canavan, said the homecoming of Dr. McGeoch and Dr. Halpin is a massive coup for the Club.

    "They're the two longest serving physicians in the game and have been duly acknowledged by the National Rugby League," Mr Canavan said.

    "It's a great coup for the Club to have two doctors of their pre-eminence in sports physicians work available for us going forward."

    Dr. Luke Dan has also joined the Club.

    The current Australian Rugby League Schoolboys doctor, Dan joins the Knights from Manly.

    Having trained with Dr. Nathan Gibbs, Dr. Dan has worked with the NSW Country ruby league and was the team doctor for Toa Samoa in the 2017 RLWC.

    "Doctor Luke Dan has been appointed as assistant medical officer," Mr Canavan continued.

    "He will support doctor's Peter and Neil, as well as act as medical officer for the ISP NSW and Jersey Flegg Knights teams.

    "The Club is pleased to have him."


    https://www.newcastleknights.com.au/news/2018/11/08/long-serving-doctors-return/
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    And not bring Nathan Gibbs views to the Knights "Andrew Johns could well suffer more damage if he plays in the Grand Final" vs. Manly 1997!!!!
     
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    Kurriboy Adam Woolnough

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    I wonder if Mooney got wind of the impending issue with the sharks emails and that is the real reason he removed himself from the game.

    Mooney was head of football at the time Flanagan was emailing them, the sharks apparently initiated the emails and I am betting Mooney was facing deregistration as a result of this.
     
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    Wobbles Andrew Tangata-Toa

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    It's certainly possible, standing down from the club right now raises questions. Just glad he was able to get the roster to the state it is now.
     
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    Kurriboy Adam Woolnough

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    Not sure if we had engaged a player to assist previously but this is a must in todays game, we should have been doing this from the beginning of pre season. Ramien is a great talent but all can pick up things from past players that have been there and done it before.
     
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    member 2299 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Ramien's gotta starting shouting 'Give me the pill'.
     
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    Matty23 Danny 'Bedsy' Buderus

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    Good thing Phythian isn’t around anymore.. :lol:
     
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