CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 25: Knights coach Nathan Brown watches on during the round 25 NRL match between the Canberra Raiders and the Newcastle Knights at GIO Stadium on August 25, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Newcastle coach Nathan Brown has revealed the Knights are “actively” exploring the market, as the 2018 season begins to wind down to a close.

The Knights won’t feature in the finals this season, and Brown is still trying to ready his squad for 2019, and is hoping to add to the list of recruits already committed for next season.

Tim Glasby, Jesse Ramien and Edrick Lee have all committed to Newcastle for the 2019 campaign, although Brown hopes that isn’t the end of the Knights’ dealings.

“There’s some things in the pipeline, I suppose but nothing anyone wouldn’t know about,” Brown told

“We’ve got one or two players here that are currently off contract, that we’re talking to.

“There’s not really a lot of movement going on out there at the moment.

“There’s not really players changing Clubs at the moment.

“But we’re out there actively looking like a number of Clubs are but whether there’s anything immediately I’m not sure.”

The Knights have lost Jack Cogger and Nick Meaney to the Bulldogs for next season, while Chris Heighington and Jacob Lillyman have called time on their careers and won’t play on in 2019.


  1. I think Newcastle should be searching for a new coach, Brown has done nothing to be honest, way to many excuses for him, been in his comport zone for too long i reckon.

    • A bit harsh mate, he hasn’t really had the Cattle.
      All the Hype in the preseason about the Knights making the top 8 was just fanciful
      I never ever thought they would.
      The first thing they have to do is get rid of all those dud ex-Rorts players.
      They need front rowers and decent halves.

      Remember they only bought the dreggs that were on the market.

      Would Jesse Ramien and Edrick Lee be first-team selections at the top sides?
      NO WAY

      • Obviously you only watch the wabbits play, cause anybody who nbiws anything can see Jesse Ramien is an absolute gun, and would be in most top teams, is definetely better the hunt and Kennar and graham and those rabbits outside backs

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