The Newcastle Knights have announced a five-man senior leadership group heading into the 2021 season.
The group will include hard-hitting forward Mitch Barnett, livewire fullback Kalyn Ponga, Origin front-rower Daniel Saifiti, five-eighth Blake Green and hooker Jayden Brailey.
The club stated that these players had been chosen from the NRL squad following an extensive selection process, and would be tasked with leading the club both on and off the field throughout 2021.
Newcastle is yet to make a decision on who will take the mantle of club captain, with that announcement expected to be made at the season launch in March.
The Knights are set to kick-off their 2021 campaign on Friday 12 March against Canterbury at McDonald Jones Stadium.