Newcastle Knights

Stone remains undecided on Knights

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.

Stone ready to slot Stockwell into side

Dragon no more: Jack Stockwell.

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.

NRL boss provides assistance for embattled clubs

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 24:  NRL Chief Executive Dave Smith speaks to the media during a Gold Coast Titans NRL press conference at the Titans Headquarters on February 24, 2015 on the Gold Coast, Australia.  (Photo by Matt Roberts/Getty Images)

Michael Chammas   NRL chief executive Dave Smith has added the Gold Coast Titans to a growing list of clubs the NRL have had to provide financial assistance and corporate governance under his watch.

Raiders talking points from Knights trial loss

Raiders headshot - Hawkins, Jeremy

Jon Tuxworth   Jeremy Hawkins began the match on the wing in a sign he's ahead of Jordan Rapana in the race for a round one berth.

Knights spoil Raiders homecoming

Raiders captain Jarrod Croker is helped off the field after a head knock during the trial against the Knights at Seiffert Oval.

Jon Tuxworth   Jarrod Croker insists there is no cause for panic after the Raiders lost 26-4 to Newcastle in a trial game.

Englishman can solve Raiders' long-term hooker woes

Raiders recruit and England hooker Josh Hodgson.

Jon Tuxworth   Danny Buderus has backed Raiders recruit Josh Hodgson to shine in the NRL - but with a warning.

Raiders trial at Seiffert last chance to impress

Knights captain Kurt Gidley and Jarrod Croker at Seiffert Oval on Friday.

Jon Tuxworth   When the Canberra Raiders left Seiffert Oval in 1989, Jarrod Croker was just a twinkle in his father's eye. 

Knights coach yet to decide on best roster

"We've still got a few decisions to make this week": Stone.

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.

Knights dismiss speculation they're keen on 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 precautionary scans on Wednesday.

Mata’utia could be out for 10 weeks

Hobbled: Kangaroos winger Sione Mata'utia will miss the start of the NRL season after suffering an ankle injury at the Auckland Nines.

Michael Carayannis   Newcastle have been dealt a huge blow with fears boom youngster Sione Mata'utia could miss up to 10 weeks of the NRL season after damaging his ankle in the Auckland Nines.

McKinnon 'disappointed' standing video leaked

Alex McKinnon is set to take up a position with the Newcastle Knights.

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.

McKinnon 'the happiest bloke' after stands for first time

Alex McKinnon.

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.

Rise for Alex: McKinnon stands

Alex McKinnon.

Alex McKinnon continues to inspire the Newcastle Knights with coach Rick Stone revealing he stood up on his own for the first time since suffering a devastating spinal injury in an NRL game last March.

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Knights star crash tackles home invader

Kurt Gidley

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.

Manly's Tetevano admits to bashing former girlfriend

Zane Tetevano

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.

Quayle comes in from the cold to give Knights back

Roy Masters

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.

McGuigan to lead Knights' board

Passion for the Knights: Winemaker Brian McGuigan.

Robert Dillon   Six years after he was first touted as a potential Newcastle Knights chairman, Hunter Valley vigneron Brian McGuigan is set to take charge of the club’s new-look board of directors.

Willie Mason 'dumbfounded' by Knights axing

Freed Willie: Mason, right, promises to bring toughness to Manly's pack.

Michael Carayannis   Willie Mason cannot understand why he was tapped on the shoulder by incoming Newcastle coach Rick Stone, but is happy to have got an opportunity at Manly.

Darius Boyd released by Newcastle

Released by mutual consent: Darius Boyd.

Robert Dillon   Darius Boyd’s enigmatic stint with Newcastle reached full-time on Friday night when the club announced he had been released by mutual consent, freeing up the cash to immediately sign forwards Jack Stockwell, Chris Houston, David Fa’alogo.

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