Matt Minto

Matt Minto

The Newcastle Knights have signed Mackay Cutters halfback Matt Minto on a one-year deal.

The Mackay Daily Mercury reported yesterday that Minto had chosen the Knights and moved to Newcastle a week ago after attracting interest from the North Queensland Cowboys and Wests Tigers for next season with his performances in the Queensland Cup.

In September’s Queensland Cup decider, Minto steered Mackay to a 27-20 victory over an Easts side containing former Knights centre Junior Sa’u and Newcastle product Mitch Garbutt.

Minto said a visit from Knights coach Wayne Bennett helped him settle on the Knights, where he hoped to compete for a spot in the halves alongside Jarrod Mullen.

Read more at the Newcastle Herald