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Broncos v Knights

Michael Chammas BRISBANE BRONCOS v NEWCASTLE KNIGHTS at Suncorp Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm

Newcastle Knights v New Zealand Warriors

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Ash Gray The Warriors have plenty to play for against the Knights with a finals spot up for grabs.

Sione Mata'utia scores three tries as Newcastle Knights topple New Zealand Warriors

Defence: The Warriors get a rare hand on Newcastle's Sione Mata'utia, who scored three tries in yesterday's tight encounter.

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.

Newcastle Knights keen to lock up rookie Sione Mata'utia and his brothers to long-term contracts

Wanted man: Sione Mata'utia is hot property after impressing with the Knights this season.

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.

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Finals, not Bennett, the focus for Broncos

Anthony Griffin

Ed Jackson Avoiding a second straight season without finals football trumps any personal duel with Wayne Bennett in coach Anthony Griffin's preparations for Saturday's NRL clash with Newcastle.

Cronulla Sharks players accept doping bans

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Brad Walter Cronulla captain Paul Gallen is one of 10 current NRL players to accept an ASADA deal which would result in a 12-month ban, back-dated to November 2013 for their involvement in the supplements...

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Paul Gallen: I can cope with being called a drug cheat

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Chris Barrett Paul Gallen is ready to be branded a drug cheat, saying he will ‘‘let people make up their own mind’’ after accepting a deal with the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority...

Darius Boyd completes treatment for depression and won't play again for Newcastle Knights

Wayne Bennett and Darius Boyd

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.

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Newcastle Knights star Darius Boyd released from mental facility

Newcastle star Darius Boyd has checked out of a Sydney mental health facility following treatment for depression but won't play again this NRL season.

Willie Mason told he won't be at Newcastle Knights for 2015 NRL season

On the lookout: Willie Mason is looking for a new club after being told he won't be retained at Newcastle next year.

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.

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Newcastle Knights coach-in-waiting Rick Stone knows how to rebuild team

Former and future coach: Newcastle mentor Rick Stone.

Brett Keeble Wayne Bennett reckons it will take ‘‘four or five years’’ to rebuild the Knights. Rick Stone cannot afford to wait that long.

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Newcastle Knights veteran trio Willie Mason, Chris Houston and David Fa’alogo may be set free

Willie Mason

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.

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Knights v Warriors

Michael Carayannis Newcastle v Warriors at Hunter Stadium, Sunday 2pm

No Stone to be left unturned, Knights go back to the future with coach

Back in the hot seat: Rick Stone

Robert Dillon Almost five years since he was first appointed as Newcastle coach, Rick Stone has been reinstated to the position he reluctantly surrendered.

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Newcastle Knights beat Melbourne Storm as Kurt Gidley scores with post-siren goal in NRL thriller

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Robert Dillon Newcastle skipper Kurt Gidley kicked a goal after the siren to give Newcastle a stunning 32-30 win against Melbourne at Hunter Stadium on Saturday night.

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Chris Houston returns for Newcastle Knights in NRL clash against Melbourne Storm

Suprise visitor: Serial gatecrasher Peter Hore, right, dropped in on Chris Houston's press conference.

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.

Knights v Storm

Michael Chammas Newcastle v Melbourne at Hunter Stadium, Saturday 5.30pm

Willie Mason in NRL limbo at Newcastle Knights but keen to play on in 2015

Uncertain future: Willie Mason.

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.

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Rick Stone clear favourite to replace Wayne Bennett as Newcastle Knights coach

Front-runner: Rick Stone.

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...

South Sydney Rabbitohs v Newcastle Knights

Barlow Park, Cairns, Sunday 3pm (AEST)