NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 03: Jesse Ramien of the Sharks scores a try during the round 26 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Cronulla Sharks at McDonald Jones Stadium on September 3, 2017 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

The Newcastle Knights have signed young outside back Jesse Ramien on a two-year contract, commencing in 2019.

The 20-year-old has played for the Junior Kangaroos, NSW Under 20s and in 2017, was named at centre in the Holden Cup Team of the Year.

Ramien, who plays for the Cronulla Sharks, made his NRL debut in Round 26 of last season, in a match against the Knights.

“Jesse is a great young talent and he will be able to continue his development at the Knights,” GM Football Darren Mooney said.

“Jesse is an imposing centre, with size and speed and will be a great addition to our outside backs when he joins us next season.

“Our squad is a great mix of youth and experience; a player like Jesse will not only add further depth, but he will join us a long-term centre option.”

Ramien attended Hunter Sports High and played junior league locally with the Valentine Devils.

“He has played junior football with a number of our young players and looks forward to linking back up with them here at the Knights,” Mooney added.


  1. I live in the Shire and all I hear from my mates is how good this kid is. Why did he leave? Any Sharks fan know? My mates can’t tell me.

    • Probably sees a quicker opportunity into first-grade at the Knights. They only have Moga, Sione Mata’utia had to move from second-row back into the centres this year because they have no one else

  2. Which Shire? There is hundreds of Shire’s all over Australia. Recently I drove through the Bogan Shire, It is located out West of NSW at Nyngan. Sydney has a few shires including a lovely one at Bualkham Hills.

    Anyway the water is warmer the further you head north. Also money talks and houses are cheaper in Newcastle than in the Sutherland Shire.

    • There’s only 1 Shire and like Chalky I live in it; and I love it (I grew up in Lakemba – that should explain why). My young bloke has heard the same as Chalky.
      I’m not surprised he’d move back to Newy- it’d be much easier to get a 1st grade spot there than at Cronulla. Anyway, good luck to the kid. Valentine is Ennis’ junior club I think.

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