NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 15: Tautau Moga of the Broncos is tackled by the Knights defence during the round 19 NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Brisbane Broncos at McDonald Jones Stadium on July 15, 2017 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

The Newcastle Knights have confirmed the signing of centre Tautau Moga to a three-year deal commencing in 2018.

Moga made his NRL debut in 2012, playing for the Sydney Roosters before linking with the North Queensland Cowboys in 2014 and the Brisbane Broncos in 2017.

The 23-year-old has played 49 NRL matches.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Tautau to the Knights next season,” CEO Matt Gidley said.

“Tautau is an athletic and exciting outside back and he will be a great addition to our squad.”

Moga joins Kalyn Ponga and Aidan Guerra at the Club in 2018, while Shaun Kenny-Dowall has arrived at the Club mid-season.

“We continue to build our squad for next season and beyond and plan to have further announcements over the coming weeks,” Gidley concluded.

Newcastle Knights 2018 Player Movements

2018 Gains
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)
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)
Re-Signed
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
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5 COMMENTS

  1. They needed a couple of decent forwards and a half decent playmaker, don’t understand why they continue to sign backs?

  2. Just not enough forwards on the market Ese has signed he is an awesome player. Apparently we are in talks with Brenton Lawrence and Jimmy Hooper reported we have signed Connor Watson so our signings aren’t looking to bad. Have to remember we are losing Gagai at years end hence signing Moga and SKD

      • Tyrone is not what we need back. He’s good in a utility role, but not as a main playmaker. Knights have two talented halves in Brock Lamb and Jack Cogger, looked to have signed Connor Watson and are trying to sign Maloney.

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