SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31: Josh Starling of the Sea Eagles watches on from the bench during the round 21 NRL match between the Manly Sea Eagles and the Newcastle Knights at Brookvale Oval on July 31, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

The Newcastle Knights is pleased to announce Josh Starling has joined the Club on a one-year contract.

The 26-year-old prop forward has played 67 first grade matches at the Manly Sea Eagles and the South Sydney Rabbitohs over the last five years.

“Josh is a good competitor, a great trainer and does a lot of wonderful work in the community,” coach Nathan Brown said.

“These are all qualities on and off the field that are important to have around our young squad.”

Starling joins another former Manly player at the Knights in Jamie Buhrer, and is coming off a solid 2016 season in which he played 20 matches.

“It has all happened quickly but it is great to join the Knights,” Starling said.

“There is a lot of hard work ahead. There are no guarantees, so I have to train hard and earn my spot.

“There is a lot of young talent at the Club and that is exciting to be a part of.”

Starling joined pre-season training with the team on Friday morning.

Knights 2024 Player Movements

2024 Gains
Jed Cartwright (South Sydney Rabbitohs, 2025), Jack Cogger (Penrith Panthers, 2026), Tom Jenkins (Penrith Panthers, 2025), Kai Pearce-Paul (Wigan Warriors, 2025), Will Pryce (Huddersfield Giants, 2025)
2024 Losses
Fa'amanu Brown (Hull FC), Adam Clune (Huddersfield Giants), Lachlan Fitzgibbon (Warrington Wolves), Bailey Hodgson (Manly Sea Eagles), Oryn Keeley (The Dolphins), Kurt Mann (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Lachlan Miller (Leeds Rhinos), Ryan Rivett (Toulouse Olympique), Simi Sasagi (Canberra Raiders), Dominic Young (Sydney Roosters)
Re-Signed
Phoenix Crossland (2026), Tyson Frizell (2026), Dylan Lucas (2025), Greg Marzhew (2026), Enari Tuala (2024)
Off Contract 2024
David Armstrong, Thomas Cant, Mat Croker, Dane Gagai, Tyson Gamble, Zach Herring, Brodie Jones, Krystian Mapapalangi, Myles Martin, Enari Tuala, Toni Tupouniua

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