NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 01: Danny Levi of the Knights looks dejected during the round 25 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the St George Illawarra Dragons at McDonald Jones Stadium on September 1, 2018 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Knights hooker Danny Levi faces an uncertain future after his manager Mario Tartak was suspended by the NRL, as reported by The Newcastle Herald.

Tartak was suspended by the league last Friday over a bankruptcy issue stemming from a dispute with American Express.

Following Newcastle’s addition of Sharks hooker Jayden Brailey on a three-year deal, Levi has been given permission to talk to rival clubs.

Already receiving little interest on the market, Tartak’s suspension further complicated matters for Levi and makes it more likely he will remain at Newcastle in 2020.

All 16 NRL clubs have been told not to deal with Tartak during his suspension.

Tartak also manages Rabbitoh Damien Cook and Manly’s Manase Fainu.


  1. Yes I read the other day he suckerbaited South Sydney in, with the biggest overrated rookie C.J Mundine since Jack Bird and Cam Murray, by getting top dollar out of the Rabbitohs for the very ordinary “the son” of “The Man”
    Who is another one of Souths famous below average purchased player imports.
    How many imports is that now for Souths in the past three seasons? I estimate close to 35 imports purchased.

  2. I still don’t get why Newcastle didn’t want to re-sign him. He gave a lot of attack out of hooker and looked solid. He was a bit hit and miss but that’ll come with experience

  3. Surely Manly would be keen.
    I think he’s better than just a back up hooker, but if no one else wants to pick him as a starting hooker, I’d be very keen for Parra to get him as a back up.

  4. Olive, I think there was an attitude issue which caused his demotion. When he was playing well, he seemed to get a bit too big for his own boots from what I’ve heard, which rubbed a few of the players and coaching staff the wrong way.
    No doubt he’s a talented player, but needs to get his head in the right space for him to reach his full potential.

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