The Newcastle Knights have announced forward Herman Ese’ese has signed a three-year contract, commencing in 2018.
The 22-year-old made his NRL debut at the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in 2015 before joining the Brisbane Broncos in 2016. He has currently played 23 NRL matches.
“It is exciting to be able to announce Herman’s signing and we look forward to welcoming him to the Club next season,” CEO Matt Gidley said.
“Herman is a young, explosive forward with a lot of great football ahead of him.
“He not only fits into our long-term plans but importantly, he is coming to the Club because he wants to be part of our future success.”
Ese’ese will join Kalyn Ponga, Tautau Moga, Connor Watson and Aidan Guerra at the Club in 2018, as well as Shaun Kenny-Dowall who arrived at the Club mid-season.
“After a number of signing announcements for the Club, we are confident in the playing roster we are building for next season and beyond,” Gidley concluded.
Newcastle Knights 2018 Player Movements
Herman Ese'ese (Brisbane Broncos, 2020), JJ Felise (Wests Tigers, 2018), Slade Griffin (Melbourne Storm, 2019), Aidan Guerra (Sydney Roosters, 2020), Christian Hazard (2018), Chris Heighington (Cronulla Sharks, 2018), Jack Johns (2018), Shaun Kenny-Dowall (Sydney Roosters, 2019), Jacob Lillyman (New Zealand Warriors, 2018), Tautau Moga (Brisbane Broncos, 2020), Brent Naden (Canberra Raiders, 2018), Mitchell Pearce (Sydney Roosters, 2021), Kalyn Ponga (North Queensland Cowboys, 2021), Connor Watson (Sydney Roosters, 2020)
David Bhana (released), Brendan Elliot (Gold Coast Titans), Jaelen Feeney (released), Dane Gagai (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Jacob Gagan (South Sydney Rabbitohs), Trent Hodkinson (Cronulla Sharks), Rory Kostjasyn (retired), Peter Mata'utia (Leigh Centurions), Sam Mataora (retired), Jarrod Mullen (released), Mickey Paea (Hull FC), Pauli Pauli (Wakefield Trinity), Will Pearsall (released), Tyler Randell (Wakefield Trinity), Josh Starling (retired), Jack Stockwell (Gold Coast Titans), Anthony Tupou (retired), Joe Wardle (Huddersfield Giants)
Tyrone Amey (2018), Mitch Barnett (2020), Lachlan Fitzgibbon (2021), Tom Hughes (2018), Jack Johns (2018), Danny Levi (2020), Nick Meaney (2021), Dylan Phythian (2018), Nathan Ross (2020), Daniel Saifiti (2020), Jacob Saifiti (2020), Tom Starling (2018), Sam Stone (2020), Luke Yates (2018)
|Off Contract 2019|
Jamie Buhrer, Slade Griffin, Hymel Hunt, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Zac Woolford