Newcastle Knights

Knights tell Houston to look elsewhere

Robert Dillon   Chris Houston appears to have played his last game for the Knights after being told he does not feature in the plans of new coach Nathan Brown.

McKinnon starts new job at Knights

New role: Alex McKinnon has started a job in the Newcastle Knights' recruitment department.

Tom Decent   Alex McKinnon has begun a new role at the Newcastle Knights in the recruitment department. 

Newton to become players' representative on rules committee

Players' voice: Clint Newton hits the ball up for Newcastle against Ipswich in his final game.

Adrian Proszenko   He may have just hung up the boots, but Clint Newton will continue to be a voice for the next generation of players after earning a spot on the NRL's competition rules committee.

Potter in talks to join Brown at Knights

Newcastle switch: Mick Potter.

Michael Carayannis   Mick Potter could resurrect his NRL coaching career as part of Nathan Brown's staff at Newcastle.

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Raiders set to pounce on another Knight

Newcastle's Adam Clydsdale takes on the Raiders at Seiffert Oval during a pre-season trial match this year. Next year they'll be teammates, with the hooker set to sign with Canberra.

Brett Keeble   Knights hooker Adam Clydsdale will continue his career in Canberra next season.

McKinnon walks with assistance in Instagram video

Making strides: Alex McKinnon.

Richard Shute   Injured former Newcastle Knights player posted a video on his Instagram account on Saturday evening that reveals encouraging progress in his rehabilitation from a "devastating spinal injury".

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NSW fans, here is a team to cheer on grand final day

Hoping to go one more: The Knights pose with the NSW Cup trophy.

Adrian Proszenko   Who says there isn't a NSW side to cheer on grand final day?

Knights extend Newton's career with NSW Cup win over Wyong

Victory: Clint Newton.

Brett Keeble   Newcastle Knights secured their first second-tier title in 20 years with a 20-10 victory over Central Coast rivals Wyong in a spiteful NSW Cup grand final at Parramatta Stadium on Sunday.

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Knights and Jets fans have been sorely tested

Bad year: Departing star Kurt Gidley and the Knights have endured a horror season.

Robert Dillon   The plan seemed foolproof. Take two competitive but financially embattled football franchises, unite them under one banner.

Knights appoint Brown as coach

Nathan Brown

Robert Dillon   Newcastle have confirmed the appointment their chairman, Brian McGuigan, leaked last week with former Dragons coach Nathan Brown taking over the reins for the next three years.

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Departing duo thank Knights and Panthers

One last time: David Simmons embraces teammate Lewis Brown after full-time.

David Sygall   Their finals experiences in the NRL were very different, but Kurt Gidley and David Simmons each bowed out with utmost respect.

Mass brawl mars wooden spoon battle

Boiling over: The tussle spills over the sideline.

David Sygall   An all-in brawl left junior Panthers cheerleaders screaming in fear they would be trampled as the battle for the wooden spoon boiled over.

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NRL warned against adopting promotion-relegation ahead of 'spoon-bowl'

Last Knights? Nathan Ross celebrates a try for Newcastle last weekend.

Brad Walter   The loser of Saturday's Penrith-Newcastle clash will earn the tag of the best "worst" team in NRL history

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Genuine wooden spoon showdown at Penrith

Wooden spoon contention: Jamie Soward of the Panthers.

Michael Carayannis   The six big talking points heading into the final round of the NRL with the wooden spoon and finals spots on the line.

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Chairman predicts Brown will return Knights to glory days

Optimistic: Knights chairman Brian McGuigan.

Adrian Proszenko   Newcastle chairman Brian McGuigan believes Nathan Brown is the man to return the club to its halcyon days, predicting the former Dragons coach will quickly transform the Knights into premiership contenders.

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Knights chairman says Brown will be new coach

Nathan Brown, pictured at Coffs Harbour during the Blues Origin camp this year.

Brad Walter   A Knights sub-committee has recommended Nathan Brown be the next Newcastle coach.

Korbin Sims beats charge at NRL judiciary

Free to play: Knights prop Korbin Sims will line up against Penrith on Saturday.

Newcastle forward Korbin Sims is free to play in the Knights' final regular-season game after successfully contesting a dangerous contact charge at the NRL judiciary.

Griffin rules himself out of Knights race

Outgoing Broncos coach Anthony Griffin.

Beth Newman   Former Brisbane Broncos coach Anthony Griffin has pulled out of the race for the Newcastle Knights job, leaving former Dragons coach Nathan Brown as the sole favourite.

Garth Brennan says he's now ready to coach the Newcastle Knights in the NRL

Putting his hand up: Penrith assistant coach Garth Brennan (right) wants the Knights job.

Adrian Proszenko   Garth Brennan says he's ready to take the step up as a head coach at Newcastle, believing his understanding of the unique Knights culture will be an asset should the club opt for a Panthers-style rebuild.

Gritty Canterbury hold off Knights

Finals doubts:  Canterbury's Trent Hodkinson left the field with an arm injury in the 20-18 win over the Newcastle Knights.

Robert Dillon   An injury to Trent Hodkinson overshadowed Canterbury's gritty 20-18 win against Newcastle at Hunter Stadium.

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