Discussion in 'Knights Signings, Rumours & Player Movement' started by krustykraz, Jun 10, 2018.
At the rate we’re going with signing forwards he’ll more than likely stay on the bench.
Knights leader Buhrer extends contract
Mon 29 Oct 2018, 03:58 PM
Jamie Buhrer has re-signed with the nib Newcastle Knights.
The co-captain has inked a one-year extension which keeps him in the red and blue until at least the end of 2019.
The 28-year-old has found a home at the Knights since joining from Manly in 2017 and relieved to have his future sorted for another season.
"I always wanted to stay at the Knights," Buhrer said.
"Since I arrived at the Club only a few year ago, I've immediately felt at home.
"My family and I absolutely love Newcastle and couldn't imagine leaving.
"I'm confident the Club is headed in the right direction and excited to be part of what I believe will be a very successful future."
The retention of Buhrer provides the Knights with great versatility with the former Sea Eagle able to play backrow, lock, hooker and five-eighth.
Buhrer, who played State of Origin for NSW in 2012, is not only a versatile player but a leader with his retention providing much needed guidance to the young playing group both on and off the field.
Knights Player List Manager Troy Pezet said the retention of Buhrer not only strengthens the roster on the field but adds plenty away from it.
"Jamie's versatility is a great asset for the team but his best strength is his leadership," Pezet said.
"He's a great mentor for our younger players. He's someone who helps set the standards at training is great to have in terms of culture.
"We're all very excited that Jamie will be with us in 2019."
Ho hum. I thought he had already been resigned.
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the media team got us good with that one!
The new media guy came back from holidays last week.
I suspect he will drip feed us news all off season from now.
Something nearly every day.
Noticed Jamie has retired without much fan fare. Definitely won’t be missed on the field but came to us in desperate times and always worked hard. He has leadership qualities that hopefully can now be filled with the youngsters approaching 100 games and the likes of Klem and Pearce around. All the best Jamie!
The lack of fanfare doesn't match the hype of him re-signing last year haha. Seems like a great leader and with a brain as well. Wish him all the best. Hope to see him in some coaching or administrative role somewhere soon.
He played a year too long.
He'd have been remembered as a very good player if he got out after being just about our best in a very poor side.
He's only 29. This time last year he would have thought he'd have at least another few years in the game. Seems like he's retiring due to lack of options.
I suspect he has injuries we never heard about.
Brown didn't talk about injuries if players were going to carry them into games, which sounds sensible, but was a waste of time because opposition coaches know who is injured and who isn't just by watching games closely, so the only people who didn't know were the fans.
Surely we could have signed him on min wage even if he didn't play first grade his example on how to be a professional and a great human is something that will be missed.
Didn't want to take his family to England.
I don’t think he played the minimum amount of nrl games this year to get a visa in England
He would be a great bloke to have around the club. Unfortunately these days with the top 30, he would take up a spot. It isn't just about the pay any more. He'd be a great mentor though in so many ways.
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