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 Hunter Stadium on Saturday.
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.
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.
Brett Keeble Departing Knights prop Adam Cuthbertson never played in a State of Origin game at Suncorp Stadium.
Michael Chammas BRISBANE BRONCOS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS at Suncorp Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm
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.
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 Hunter Stadium on Sunday.
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.
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.
Brett Keeble Incoming coach Rick Stone has indicated the Knights could struggle to retain all three off-contract senior forwards Willie Mason, Chris Houston and David Fa’alogo.
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 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.
Brett Keeble Man mountain Willie Mason is considering leaving the Knights at the end of the season to lower the curtain on his colourful, controversial career at another NRL club.
Brett Keeble Barring any unforeseen last-minute hurdles over the weekend, former Knights head coach Rick Stone will be reappointed early next week to the position he relinquished to Wayne Bennett as part of Nathan Tinkler’s takeover three years ago.
Brett Keeble Beau Scott wants to keep playing for the Knights no matter who replaces Wayne Bennett.
PHIL GOULD South Sydney Rabbitohs 50 Newcastle Knights 10. I was not expecting that kind of a scoreline.
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.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Rugby league’s ultimate survivor Wayne Bennett has managed his longevity because of his emphasis on things away from the football field, according to those closest to him.
PHIL GOULD Well, one thing we learned on Friday night is that there is definitely no “give-up” in the Newcastle Knights.
Brett Keeble Blue and red, never dead. The Newcastle Knights emerged from a week of drama to shock defending premiers Sydney Roosters 16-12 at Hunter Stadium on Friday night, registering one of the most courageous wins in their 27-year history.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS Brothers Sione and Chanel Mata'utia will make their NRL debuts together for Newcastle as late replacements for Darius Boyd and Akuila Uate against the Roosters at Hunter Stadium on Friday night.
Brett Keeble On the same day Darius Boyd checked himself into a Sydney mental health clinic seeking treatment for depression, Knights coach Wayne Bennett described the troubled Queenslander as the most introverted player he has ever coached.
Brad Walter and Andrew Wu Cory Paterson believes Darius Boyd's recent off-field antics may have been a "cry for help" and expects the Newcastle international to receive greater support in his battle with depression than he did after going public in 2009.
BRAD WALTER Darius Boyd is tipped to follow Wayne Bennett to Brisbane next season but Joey Leilua has told Newcastle officials he doesn't intend to invoke a get-out clause in his contract if the seven-time premiership-winning coach leaves.
ROY MASTERS Wayne Bennett phoned Lachlan Murdoch on Sunday, convincing the News Corporation boss he could turn around the struggling Broncos, paving the way for him to be announced as head coach of the Brisbane team on Monday.
James Gardiner Alex McKinnon was back where he felt most comfortable, in the sanctum of the Knights dressing sheds alongside his mates, a broad grin on his face.