8:49 PM Newcastle coach Rick Stone remains unsettled on his first choice line-up just four days out from the Knights' NRL season opener.
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.
Jon Tuxworth Danny Buderus has backed Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson to shine in the NRL - but with a warning.
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.
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.
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 precautionary scans on Wednesday.
Alex McKinnon has expressed disappointment that a video was leaked that showed him standing for the first time since suffering a devastating spinal injury 10 months ago.
Josh Leeson The father of Alex McKinnon described his son as the ‘‘happiest bloke’’ when he rang to say he had ‘‘had a win’’, being able to stand with assistance.
Ashleigh Gleeson He's often been the last line of defence during his 14 seasons in the NRL, but Newcastle Knights' captain Kurt Gidley was forced to defend his own kingdom when three teenagers broke in to his Merewether home.
Adrian Proszenko and Gabriel Wingate-Pearse Former Knights player Zane Tetevano’s future with the Manly Sea Eagles has been put on ice after he admitted in court on Friday to bashing his former girlfriend on four separate occasions.
Roy Masters When John Quayle was a footballer, Sydney rugby league clubs were ruled by committees, consisting of ex-players, shoe sellers and railwaymen whose knowledge of geography was confined to the location of the boardroom fridge.