NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14: Nathan Ross of the Knights celebrates his try during the round 10 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Canberra Raiders at McDonald Jones Stadium on May 14, 2017 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

The Newcastle Knights have confirmed outside back Nathan Ross has extended his contract until season 2020.

Ross, who was already signed until 2018, made his NRL debut in 2015 and has played 38 matches for the Club.

“Nathan has been in great form and has been rewarded with an extension,” CEO Matt Gidley said.

“He has been at the Club for a number of years and has worked really hard; he makes a significant contribution to the team each week.

“Importantly, Nathan engages with our community and members in a meaningful way and we have no doubt that will continue.”

The 28-year-old, who was the Club’s leading try scorer in 2017, is extremely proud to extend his tenure at the Knights.

“I am over the moon and this has been something the Club and I have been working towards,” Ross said.

“I love Newcastle… and consider myself a Novocastrian.

“I really believe in the direction the Club is heading… and there is no way I was going to miss out on it.”

A fan favourite at the Knights, Ross said the feeling is mutual.

“I think I love the fans more than they love me,” he said.

“I have shared my journey with the fans the whole way through and to be able to progress with them is something special.”

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Newcastle Knights 2018 Player Movements

2018 Gains
JJ Collins (Wests Tigers, 2020), Herman Ese'ese (Brisbane Broncos, 2020), 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)
2018 Losses
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 (2019), Daniel Saifiti (2020), Jacob Saifiti (2020), Tom Starling (2018), Sam Stone (2020), Luke Yates (2019)
Off Contract 2019
Jamie Buhrer, Slade Griffin, Hymel Hunt, Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Zac Woolford
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