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 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.
Robert Dillon Rick Stone appears an unbackable favourite to regain the Newcastle Knights coaching role after his main rival, Garth Brennan, surprisingly dropped out of contention on Friday.
Robert Dillon Four months after the horrific tackle that left Knights utility Alex McKinnon with a career-ending, life-changing broken neck, the men who wore the red-and-blue jersey alongside him in 46 games...
Robert Dillon Knights chief executive Matt Gidley quipped during the week that he hoped to recruit ‘‘a young Alex Ferguson’’ as replacement for soon-to-be-departed coach Wayne Bennett.
Robert Dillon Wayne Bennett announced on Thursday he would leave the Newcastle Knights at season’s end after accepting responsibility for performances he said had ‘‘embarrassed’’ him.
Robert Dillon John Quayle is lending his expertise to help reinvent the Newcastle Knights after the exit of Nathan Tinkler.
Robert Dillon NRL chief executive Dave Smith has delayed a trip to Newcastle and is unlikely to make an announcement over the Knights' ownership saga until early next week.
Robert Dillon NRL chief executive Dave Smith will appear in Newcastle today to formally announce the new Knights ownership model.
Brett Keeble and Robert Dillon The NRL will own the controlling share of the Newcastle Knights in a joint venture with the Knights Members Club due to be ratified by the end of the week.
Robert Dillon Nick Dan says the Knights Members Club have been at loggerheads with the NRL because of their belief that Newcastle’s rugby league club should retain a ‘‘community...
Robert Dillon Knights coach Wayne Bennett backed James McManus for NSW Origin selection on Sunday, despite the Newcastle winger being upstaged by teammate Akuila Uate and his opposite number Pat Richards in a...