TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: Knights coach Nathan Brown looks on at the post match media conference at the end of during the round eight NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the Newcastle Knights at 1300SMILES Stadium on April 22, 2017 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)

Knights coach Nathan Brown said the cashed-up club is currently surveying the market for power forwards.

Newcastle have several roster spots available for next season, but Brown has an eye on players in the middle of the field.

Having already added Queensland Origin forward Tim Glasby to their squad for next season, Brown is looking for “impact” players to pair him with.

“Probably the biggest thing now is, we’ve got Tim Glasby coming, who is a really good, experienced worker. He’s probably in that prime part of his career at 29,” Brown told 2SM.

“Coming from Melbourne, we’ve got Tim coming, who is that really tough consistent player.

“In an ideal world, if we could come up with a few real powerful tackle breakers in the forwards, blokes like (Brisbane’s Tevita) Pangai Junior and (Manly’s Addin) Fonua-Blake. Blokes of that sort of ilk are the types of athletes we need to add.

“We’ve got some really good workers, blokes who can pass a bit, some good youth there and with Tim coming we’ve got some good experience.

“We’d like to try and find a couple of those real impact ones. We’ve got Herman there but we probably need a couple to go with him to be honest.”


  1. Gee this guy is a dumb coach…..loves playing out his recruitment in the media….then wonders why no players want to join the Knights

  2. I hope Browny has success at Newcastle. Although I can’t see them winning a grand final for another 10-15 seasons easy. The entire club needs rebuilding into a functional NRL business 1st (which is what’s happening now) then rebuild roster 3-4 times growing winning culture etc so players want to go there. Then they’ll be ready to put their best foot forward over and over again.

    It took Souths 7 years. I can’t see it taking Newcastle any less given there geographical location (not much to do in newie) and modern history of being perennial duds

  3. It put some more effort into the safiti boys and actual promote from within like you promised when you became coach…
    Throwing a few local hacks in and buying the rest of the team is never what Newcastle was about until brown arrived

  4. SSTID, im a born and bred Maroubra boy moved to newy 3 years ago for work, and trust me brother there is plenty to do in Newy minus the crowds of Sydney

  5. AFB would be a great coup. A big body to start with Glasby and have Daniel Saifiti and Herman Ese’ese coming in off the bench for impact.

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