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Monday, November 30, 2020

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 Manager Of Football, Danny Buderus, said he was excited for Johns to return to the McDonald Jones Stadium. 

“Jack has developed both physically and as a footballer, while being a much different shape to Matty and Andrew,” Buderus said.

“His transition into a ball-playing middle forward with good footwork will provide a skill set which adds to the depth of our squad.”

After two years playing for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Jack re-signs for the club where he made 24 appearances at under-20 level back in 2017. 

That season, Johns performances earned him a place in the Italian national side for the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. 

Jack is the son of Knights legend Matthew Johns, and nephew of Andrew Johns, who famously won the ARL premiership playing together in 1997. 

A busy week for the Knights backroom has seen the NRL outfit sign prop Sauaso Sue and fullback Bailey Hodgson to the club, whilst tying down Josh King to a new deal. 

The Knights will have been boosted by the performance of Edrick Lee, as he scored his first State of Origin try in Queensland’s 20-14 victory on Wednesday night.