CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 25: Joshua King of the Knights is tackled 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)

The Newcastle Knights have announced forward Josh King has extended his contract for a further two years, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2020 season.

The Singleton Greyhounds junior, who was already signed until the end of 2018, made his NRL debut in Round 7 in 2016 and has played 27 matches for the Club.

The 23-year-old said he was extremely proud to extend his tenure at the Knights.

“I’m over the moon,” smiled King.

“I’m really happy at the Club, Newcastle is my hometown, it’s where my family is and it’s where my heart is, so I’m really happy to get an extension.

“It’s great to see that the Club has got me in their future plans for the next few years, and I’m excited for what’s to come.

“Every week I go out there and do my best and hopefully come up with some good results, so I’ll keep on doing that and training hard.”

General Manager Football Darren Mooney said it’s great to be able to reward Josh with a contract extension.

“Josh is an impressive young footballer on and off the field and we look forward to his continued development at the Club,” Mooney said.

“He has a thirst for knowledge, has an excellent work ethic, and is always working with the coaching staff to improve his game.

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“We believe his best football is ahead of him and by working with senior players such as Jacob Lillyman and Chris Heighington, it will help take his game to the next level.”


  1. You know there is a problem when there are more penalties and errors than points scored. I really hope this ref crack down creates a more open game in the long run, because it is currently destroying the game.

  2. That Storm vs Cronulla game was a joke. I know players have to take the major responsibility here but the refs caused the boil over in the end, through frustration. IF they want to crack down that is fine but it must go hand in hand with game management. They have no feel for the game at the moment.

  3. Are the refs the one always offside, always giving away deliberate penalties to slow play, laying all over the ruck??? As long as they are consistent that what matters, it up to player and coaches to make the game attractive. For me, refs need to use bin more often

    . Penrith were giving penalties away for fun to slow game down, ref binned Tomau and then Penrith stop giving penalties

  4. That Tamou binning was a joke.
    Talk about a feel for the game. That was just an attempt to get the Cowboys back into it. The Panthers forwards smashed the Cowboys, just as they mostly did to Thirston.

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