The Knights have turned their attention to keeping pack leader Kade Snowden after re-signing Dane Gagai and conceding Beau Scott will leave the club at the end of the year.
Fairfax Media reported last Friday that Scott is expected to sign a three-year deal with Parramatta this week. The Knights then announced shortly before kick-off in their 22-6 loss to Cronulla at Shark Park that night that Gagai had signed a two-year contract extension.
Having secured Gagai and brothers Sione, Pat and Chanel Mata’utia in the past month, Hagan indicated Snowden, veteran lock Jeremy Smith and promising outside back Jake Mamo were the next three targets on the club’s retention hit list.
Snowden wants to continue his career with his junior club, Smith is on the radar of at least one rival NRL team, and Mamo is reportedly being chased by Manly and St George Illawarra.