Newcastle Knights

Dragons breathe fire into finals campaign with big win against Knights

Brett Keeble 5:09 PM   THE Knights showed bursts of energy and enterprise but could not deliver Danny Buderus a win in his first game as coach, going down 46-24 to St George Illawarra in an entertaining game at Jubilee Oval on Sunday.

Walker brothers could revolutionise coaching if appointed by Newcastle Knights

Steve Mascord

Steve Mascord   I'd love to see Ben and Shane Walker appointed the new coaches of the Newcastle Knights.

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Knights want entire club to be accountable for poor results

Taking a stand: Knights chairman Brian McGuigan.

Brett Keeble   Knights chairman Brian McGuigan hoped the sacking of coach Rick Stone sends a clear message that everyone at the club is accountable for their performance.

Knights players on notice after Stone sacked

Tough decision: Knights CEO Matt Gidley addresses the media on Monday with Knights directors Brian McGuigan and John Quayle.

Brett Keeble   Chief executive Matt Gidley will read the riot act to Knights players at training on Tuesday morning to express his disappointment in their lack of support for sacked coach Rick Stone.

Knights sack Stone with Buderus his replacement

Gone: Newcastle coach Rick Stone.

Brett Keeble   Newcastle Knights have sacked coach Rick Stone with club legend Danny Buderus reportedly set to replace him at the helm.

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Core combinations lead charge for Souths

Good night: Greg Inglis of the Rabbitohs celebrates scoring a try against the Knights.

David Sygall   With Greg Inglis almost unstoppable, Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary linking well and Issac Luke back on deck, South Sydney is finally looking settled.

Souths unleash attacking barrage to thrash Knights

Just too good: Dylan Walker,Greg Inglis and Bryson Goodwin of the Rabbitohs celebrate after one of many South Sydney tries.

David Sygall   Success is heavily dependent on timing and South Sydney appear to be building menacing form with the NRL finals starting to loom large.

Andrew Johns hails Trent Hodkinson a "good signing" for Knights

Trent Hodkinson

Adrian Proszenko   He's been one of his harshest critics, but Andrew Johns has labelled Trent Hodkinson a "good signing" worthy of his famed Newcastle No.7 jersey.

Bulldogs forwards believe cut to interchange will suit them

Nothing to fear: Canterbury pair  Josh Jackson and Aiden Tolman have welcomed the reduction of the interchange bench.

Brad Walter   Fears that the reduction to eight interchanges will drive big forwards out of the game

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Gagai rushed to hospital with heart scare during Knights' win over Titans

On the burst: Dane Gagai.

Robert Dillon   A heart scare for Queensland Origin centre Dane Gagai overshadowed Newcastle's morale-boosting 30-2 win against Gold Coast on Hunter Stadium on Saturday

Smith and McKinnon can work it out, Evans says

Newcastle's Alex McKinnon on the ground after the incident.

Adrian Proszenko   Former Melbourne chief executive Mark Evans is confident Cameron Smith and Alex McKinnon will come to a resolution as the NRL launches a whole-of-game-foundation that will provide players suffering catastrophic injuries payouts of up to $1 million.

Austin slays Knights to send Laurie Daley timely reminder

Blake Austin is congratulated by Jarrod Croker after scoring one of his three tries.

Jon Tuxworth   NSW coach Laurie Daley is Canberra's greatest five-eighth. Surely he can't ignore the current man wearing the Raiders No.6 any longer.

Canberra Raiders v Newcastle Knights

Jack Wighton in action against the Knights.

Lee Gaskin   The Raiders comfortably beat the Knights when the two met in round 13 at nib Stadium. Can they do the double over Newcastle and get the win at home?

Hodkinson 'disappointed' at Bulldogs exit

Struggled: Hodkinson was grateful for the help.

Michael Carayannis   Trent Hodkinson speaks for the first time about leaving Canterbury and joining Newcastle.

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McKinnon losing support over stoush with Cameron Smith: John Grant

Cameron Smith after the Queensland victory in the State of Origin.

Adrian Proszenko   NRL chairman John Grant believes Alex McKinnon's has lost some of the support of the rugby league community following his public stoush with Queensland captain Cameron Smith.

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No love lost between Scott and Smith

Beau Scott hits Cameron Smith late on Wednesday night.

Robert Dillon   They have played in the same Australian team but the chances of Knights enforcer Beau Scott and Queensland champion Cameron Smith ever exchanging Christmas cards would appear remote.

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Knights have not given up playoff hopes

Back in business: Mullen.

Robert Dillon   It would seem like rugby league's version of Mission: Impossible.

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Papalii can use Origin energy as spur for Raiders

Josh Papalii of the Maroons celebrates scoring a try.

Jon Tuxworth   Former Queensland stars Allan Langer and Gary Belcher insist playing just two days after the biggest moment of his career will help Josh Papalii avoid an "emotional letdown" against Newcastle on Friday. 

Smith, Snowden to return for Newcastle clash with Canberra Raiders

Jeremy Smith will return to take on the Raiders

Craig Kerry   Newcastle will welcome back several key players for Friday night's clash against the Raiders in Canberra.

Leilua hoping to be Canberra Raiders' white Knight once lay-off ends

AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - JUNE 27:  Joseph Leilua of the Raiders makes a run in his club debut during the round 16 NRL match between the New Zealand Warriors and the Canberra Raiders at Mt Smart Stadium on June 27, 2015 in Auckland, New Zealand.  (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)

Jon Tuxworth   Canberra mid-season signing Joey Leilua admits it still "kind of sucks" he's banned from playing Newcastle on Friday.