A sports journalist since 1986 at the Newcastle Herald and Canberra Times (four years), Robert has covered 16 seasons of NRL-level rugby league, three rugby league tours of England, Test matches, Origins, grand finals, international and Sheffield Shield cricket, Wimbledon, A-League soccer and all manner of sport at grassroots level. His stories appear across the Fairfax Media network.
Robert Dillon Eels forward Danny Wicks was up against his former Knights teammates for the first time since being released from jail. It was always going to be an emotional occasion.
Robert Dillon Newcastle are the NRL's new outright leaders and only undefeated team after a 26-14 triumph against Penrith at Hunter Stadium on Saturday.
Robert Dillon Newcastle continued their best start to any NRL season since 2006 when they conjured their third come-from-behind triumph in as many weeks in beating Gold Coast 20-18.
Robert Dillon Knights chief executive Matt Gidley says speculation that representative forward Beau Scott is interested in leaving Newcastle at the end of the season is ‘‘the first I’ve heard of...
Robert Dillon Newcastle Knights fight back for brave 16-14 NRL win over North Queensland in Townsville.
Robert Dillon A heavyweight pack will not necessarily guarantee North Queensland an advantage in Saturday's showdown in Townsville, according to Knights veteran David Fa'alogo.
Robert Dillon Knights centre Dane Gagai pressed his claims for Queensland Origin selection - and a new contract - with a starring role in Newcastle's gutsy 24-14 win against the Warriors at Hunter Stadium on...
Sam Rigney, Robert Dillon and Brett Keeble The Newcastle Knights are facing another assault scandal after rookie forward Joseph Tapine was charged over an incident that left a man with a broken jaw.
Robert Dillon Six years after he was first touted as a potential Newcastle Knights chairman, Hunter Valley vigneron Brian McGuigan is set to take charge of the club’s new-look board of directors.
Robert Dillon Darius Boyd’s enigmatic stint with Newcastle reached full-time on Friday night when the club announced he had been released by mutual consent, freeing up the cash to immediately sign forwards...
Robert Dillon Incoming Knights coach Rick Stone has revealed the club is interested in offering Russell Packer a chance at NRL redemption once the controversial forward has been released from jail.
Fists fly as Newcastle Knights farewell Wayne Bennett with thumping win over St George Illawarra Dragons
Robert Dillon The Newcastle Knights provided coach Wayne Bennett with a farewell worth celebrating with a season-ending 40-10 win against St George Illawarra at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.
Robert Dillon Paul Harragon will stand aside as Newcastle Knights chairman within a matter of weeks but believes the club is well placed to reinvent itself in ''the Newcastle way''.
Robert Dillon Anthony Griffin might be out of a job at the end of the season and his team still need a minor miracle to reach the NRL play-offs.
Robert Dillon Teenage tyro Sione Mata'utia scored a sensational hat-trick as the Newcastle Knights ambushed the Warriors 28-22 at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.
Robert Dillon Willie Mason is in the market for his fifth NRL club after learning that the Newcastle Knights do not intend to retain him beyond this season.
Robert Dillon Almost five years since he was first appointed as Newcastle coach, Rick Stone has been reinstated to the position he reluctantly surrendered.
Robert Dillon Newcastle skipper Kurt Gidley kicked a goal after the siren to give Newcastle a stunning 32-30 win against Melbourne at Hunter Stadium on Saturday night.
Robert Dillon Like several of his Newcastle Knights teammates, Chris Houston will be playing for keeps in Saturday night’s daunting clash with Melbourne Storm at Hunter Stadium.
Robert Dillon Master coach Wayne Bennett suffered his heaviest defeat in three seasons at the Knights when South Sydney hammered hapless Newcastle 50-10 in Cairns.