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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

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Young gun Starford To’a to fire at Knights

The Newcastle Knights have retained the services of one of the NRL club’s rising stars. Young gun Starford To’a re-signed a two-year deal this week, which will see him remain in the Hunter...

Singleton Strikers stalwart steps down after decades of service

After 20 years as club secretary, Singleton Strikers stalwart Warren Gillespie has blown the final whistle on his time in the post. He departs the NEW-FM Northern League One side on a high...

Argentinian rugby team pays tribute to Maradona

Argentina’s rugby team will hope to honour a national hero during their blockbuster Tri Nations clash with the All Blacks at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday night.  It comes in the wake of...

Knights to kick-off season at home

The Newcastle Knights will kick off their NRL season at home, coming up against Canterbury-Bankstown on Friday 12 March at 6pm. The NRL's Magic Round will return, with the Knights slated to take...

Why knot? Sailing regatta to go ahead as planned

It's been in a "holding pattern" since the middle of the year, but organisers are now moving at a rate of knots after announcing the popular Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta...

Knights land their man

The Newcastle Knights today confirmed the recruitment of Jake Clifford on a two-year deal starting in 2022. The talented playmaker will join the Hunter-based organisation at the conclusion of the final season of his...

Work to start on Knights’ Centre of Excellence

Work on the Newcastle Knights’ $20 million Centre of Excellence at District Park will soon get underway, with Richard Crookes Constructions appointed to build the high performance facility.Jointly funded by the NSW...

Wallabies rue missed opportunity

Quite simply, it was the “one that got away”. The Wallabies played out a dramatic 15-all draw with Argentina at Newcastle’s McDonald Jones Stadium, in round four of the eToro Tri Nations, on...

Johns hopes to emulate Knights family history

A third member of the Johns family will have the opportunity to write their name into Knights folklore.  Newcastle announced the signing of Jack Johns to a one-year development contract this afternoon. Knights' General...

Knights sign nephew of Canberra Raiders star Josh Hodgson

The signings keep coming for the Newcastle Knights, with English young-gun Bailey Hodgson agreeing to a three-year deal with the club. The 18-year-old, who is the nephew of Canberra Raiders and England Test...

Bridging the gap between girls and sport

When Kirsten Ansell launched her inaugural Girls Day Out last Wednesday, she never dreamt it would cause such a stir amongst Novocastrian youngsters. As founder of Host a Surfer, Kirsten was hoping to...

Newcastle rowers set sights on ‘Gift’

The Newcastle Rowing Club (NRC) is determined to end Nepean’s dominance in the Linwood Throsby Gift Relay at Carrington this weekend. It has been six years since the Hunter organisation claimed the prestigious...

Knights bolster forward stocks

The Newcastle Knights have continued to bolster their forward playing stocks following the re-signing of promising front-rower Josh King, as well as new acquisition Sauaso “Jesse” Sue, this week. King, a Singleton Greyhounds...

Community invited to shape future of historic park

Novocastrians have been invited to shape the future of the historic National Park as Newcastle's CBD continues to grow. The site is a 20-hectare multi-purpose reserve stretching between Union and Parry streets...

Wallabies’ halfback prepares to play for home crowd

Wallabies’ halfback Nic White says he never dreamed of getting the opportunity to represent his country so close to home. Born in Scone and raised in Maitland, White, who claims to be a...

Sione Mata’utia departs Knights

Popular backrower Sione Mata’utia is set to depart the Knights to begin an English adventure.

Surfest competition cancelled for 2021

Surfing lovers were hit with some sad news today as it was announced that Newcastle's iconic Surfest competition has been cancelled for 2021. The 36th instalment was set to take place from February...

Maitland to host A-League trial match

Maitland soccer fans are in for a treat as the Newcastle Jets and Macarthur FC are set to land in the city for a trial match at the end of this month....

Manning completes historic Indigenous marathon

A Hunter resident says he is still on a high after completing a unique midnight marathon at Simpsons Gap in the Northern Territory. The event was organised by the Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF),...

Paying tribute to Australia’s first Aboriginal cricket team

Aussie country singer Matt Scullion has livestreamed his new single today, just in time for NAIDOC Week. 1868 tells the story of the nation's first Aboriginal cricket team, which travelled to England...

Johnson-Holmes keen to impress in hometown Test

A clash between Australia and Argentina in Newcastle this November may present a special opportunity for one of the region's homegrown stars. Wallabies prop-forward Harry Johnson-Holmes grew up in Newcastle, attending Merewether...