Brett Keeble

Twelve months on, Alex McKinnon continues to rise to challenge

Brett Keeble Why me? It is the question Alex McKinnon has asked himself every day, several times a day, since he regained consciousness from the tackle that ended his career but united a game.

Knights young gun Sione Mata'utia wants to play entire career at Newcastle

Sione Mata'utia

Brett Keeble Sione Mata'utia, who has played just nine NRL games but has already created history as Australia's youngest-ever Test representative, wants to play for the Knights for the rest of his career.

Sione Mata'utia and brothers Chanel and Pat re-sign with Knights

Rising star: Sione Mata'utia will stay in Newcastle.

Brett Keeble Newcastle have re-signed the Mata'utia brothers - Sione, Chanel and Pat - for three more NRL seasons, keeping the trio at the club until the end of 2018.

Newcastle Knights winger Akuila Uate says he's back to his best

196. Akuila Uate (Newcastle Knights)

Brett Keeble Newcastle's all-time leading try-scorer Aku Uate feels like he is back to peak form and fitness after struggling through the most frustrating season of his NRL career.

Rick Stone names Sione Mata’utia on bench for Knights’ season opener

Brett Keeble Knights coach Rick Stone has named Dane Gagai and Joey Leilua in the centres and teenager Sione Mata'utia on the bench in an 18-man squad for Newcastle's NRL season-opener against New Zealand...

Rick Stone ready to slot Jack Stockwell into Newcastle Knights team

Brett Keeble Former Dragons forward Jack Stockwell looms as the only likely new face in Newcastle's team to tackle the Warriors in round one at Hunter Stadium in eight days.

Newcastle Knights coach Rick Stone yet to settle on best roster

Brett Keeble Knights coach Rick Stone said he still had a few selection puzzles to solve before settling on his team for their first and last genuine trial against Canberra at Seiffert Oval on Saturday.

Newcastle Knights dismiss speculation they're keen on Gold Coast Titans star Greg Bird

Subject of speculation: Titans veteran Greg Bird.

Brett Keeble Newcastle chief executive Matt Gidley has dismissed speculation linking Greg Bird to a return to the club where he began his career as a teenager 15 years ago.

Sione Mata’utia likely to be fit for round one

Sione Mata’utia dives for the line against the Kiwis but the try  was called back.

Brett Keeble The Knights expect teen sensation Sione Mata’utia will be available for their season-opener against the Warriors at Hunter Stadium in five weeks despite an ankle sprain that will require...

Newcastle Knights rookie Joseph Tapine to face court on assault charge

Charged: Knights rookie Joseph Tapine.

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.

Willie Mason pays homage to former Newcastle Knights for 'Old Boys' Day'

Brett Keeble The Newcastle Knights host Old Boys day on Saturday, marking the efforts of former players.

Willie Mason says 'saga' must go on

Brett Keeble Departing Newcastle forward Willie Mason will play on next season but is yet to decide where his NRL future lies.

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Brad Arthur refuses to dwell on second half capitulation

Tough to watch: Beau Scott of the Knights celebrates his try.

Brett Keeble Eels coach Brad Arthur was bitterly disappointed with his team's performance in such an important game but refused to concede Parramatta's season was over after their 42-12 loss to Newcastle at...

Parramatta Eels let golden opportunity slip in loss to Newcastle Knights

Rookie on the fly: Knights youngster Sione Mata'utia scores in the corner against Parramatta.

Brett Keeble Parramatta let a golden chance to strengthen their grip on an NRL finals berth by going down to the Knights in Newcastle on Saturday afternoon.

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Knights' Timana Tahu hopes recall gives him chance to show his talents

Timana Tahu

Brett Keeble Veteran Knights centre Timana Tahu hopes his recall to first grade gives him a chance to shop himself around to potential new employers.

Newcastle Knights prop Adam Cuthbertson wants last NRL game in Brisbane to be a triumph

Bound for the Super League: Newcastle Knights prop Adam Cuthbertson.

Brett Keeble Departing Knights prop Adam Cuthbertson never played in a State of Origin game at Suncorp Stadium.

Newcastle Knights keen to lock up rookie Sione Mata'utia and his brothers to long-term contracts

Wanted man: Sione Mata'utia is hot property after impressing with the Knights this season.

Brett Keeble The Knights will try to secure whiz kid Sione Mata'utia and his brothers to long-term contracts to keep them from the clutches of rival NRL clubs.

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Sione Mata'utia looks like foreman material: Wayne Bennett

Barely there: Sione Mata’utia scores on Sunday.

Brett Keeble Departing coach Wayne Bennett labelled rookie sensation Sione Mata’utia a future Knights captain after the 18-year-old scored three tries in Newcastle’s upset win over the Warriors at...

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Darius Boyd completes treatment for depression and won't play again for Newcastle Knights

Wayne Bennett and Darius Boyd

Brett Keeble Though the Knights have not confirmed it publicly, Boyd will not return to Newcastle next season to complete the final year of the four-year contract.

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Newcastle Knights coach-in-waiting Rick Stone knows how to rebuild team

Former and future coach: Newcastle mentor Rick Stone.

Brett Keeble Wayne Bennett reckons it will take ‘‘four or five years’’ to rebuild the Knights. Rick Stone cannot afford to wait that long.

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