Newcastle Knights

Chairman predicts Brown will return Knights to glory days

Adrian Proszenko 8:00 PM   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.

Knights chairman says Brown will be new coach

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

Brad Walter 12:29 PM   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.

10:42 PM   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 12:00 AM   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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Why Mata'utia brothers said no to Des Hasler

NCH SPORT - Knights players   Sione,  Pat and Chanel Mata'utia  17th March 2015 pic Ryan Osland

Adrian Proszenko   In the end, the Mata'utia brothers put family ahead of the 'Family Club'.

I don't want to be Knights head coach: Buderus

Caretaker coach Danny Buderus watches his Knights on their way to one of the biggest upsets of the year over the Storm on Monday night.

Roy Ward   Danny Buderus is enjoying the caretaker role but believes he doesn't have the skills, yet, to be a head coach in the NRL.

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'We don't deserve to be in the finals'

Kurt Gidley of the Newcastle Knights  after scoring a try as Cameron Smith of the Melbourne Storm looks on during at AAMI Park on Monday night.

Roy Ward   Melbourne Storm coach Craig Bellamy says his side hardly deserves to play in the NRL finals after losing to struggling Newcastle Knights at AAMI Park on Monday night.

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Knights upset Storm 20-6

Kurt Gidley of the Newcastle Knights beats the tackle of Cameron Munster to open the scoring in the clash with Melbourne Storm at AAMI Park on Monday night.

Roy Ward   In a round where three premiership contenders lost star players, Melbourne Storm lost their nerve.

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Live NRL: Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights

Live NRL: Melbourne Storm v Newcastle Knights

Follow full live coverage of the clash between the Storm and the Knights.

McKinnon injury won't spook Knights: Buderus

Chief Knight: Newcastle coach Danny Buderus.

Robert Dillon   The Knights return to the Melbourne venue for the first time since Alex McKinnon suffered his career-ending broken neck, but coach Danny Buderus says there are no psychological demons.

Knights return to scene of McKinnon injury

Alex McKinnon.

James MacSmith and Russell Jackson   Skipper Kurt Gidley says McKinnon, who suffered a career-ending spinal injury, will be in the minds of Newcastle's players when they meet the Storm at AAMI Park.

Buderus relieved as Knights battle on

Caught in the net: Nathan Ross of the Knights feels the pinch.

Robert Dillon   Newcastle climbed out of the NRL cellar and scored their first win under caretaker coach Danny Buderus in a 24-18 thriller at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday.

Titans set sights on Knights halfback Roberts

On the move?: The Gold Coast have declared an interest in Knights halfback Tyrone Roberts.

Adrian Proszenko   The Gold Coast Titans have confirmed their interest in out-of-favour Knight Tyrone Roberts as the spoon contenders attempt to add some much-needed experience to their halves stocks.

Knights show signs of life in loss to Roosters

First win: Knights coach  Danny Buderus.

Robert Dillon   Four tries in 26 minutes against the NRL's best defensive unit was not enough to secure a famous victory, but it might have provided the morale boost Newcastle need to avoid the wooden spoon.

Roosters romp to comfortable win over Knights

Cock a doodle do: Roosters forward Kane Evans celebrates a try with teammates at Hunter Stadium.

Robert Dillon   A hat-trick from fullback Roger Tuivasa-Sheck lifted title favourites Sydney Roosters a step closer to the NRL minor premiership with a 38-22 win against Newcastle at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.

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Newcastle Knights NRL players won't hear of wooden spoon talk

Keen to avoid the spoon: Knights forward Tariq Sims doesn't want the NRL's least-liked title bestowed upon his team.

Brett Keeble   Tariq Sims won't hear of it. His younger brother, Korbin, won't speak of it. But neither want to be part of the Knights team that collects the club's second wooden spoon.

Knights will have solid foundation, says Quayle

Fresh approach: John Quayle said recruitment would be in keeping with building a solid foundation.

Daniel Lane   As Newcastle start their review into each position in the Knights' football operations this week, board member John Quayle said the club would refer to long-term principles and substance – not gimmicks – to turn the club's fortunes around.

Newcastle bound half Trent Hodkinson throws support behind Nathan Brown to coach the Knights

Class act: Newcastle-bound Trent Hodkinson.

Michael Carayannis   Trent Hodkinson has given Nathan Brown a glowing endorsement to become the Knights coach and hopes to have a say in who will take over at the club.

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