NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 15: Connor Watson of the Newcastle Knights in action during round one NRL match between the Newcastle Knights and the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at McDonald Jones Stadium on March 15, 2019 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

Chris Randell is the last hooker left standing for Newcastle after Andrew McCullough and Connor Watson suffered serious injuries against the Bulldogs.

The Knights confirmed McCullough and Watson will miss the remainder of the season after the duo were injured in the Knights' 18-12 loss to the Bulldogs.

In miserable conditions, McCullough suffered a hamstring injury, while Watson injured his Achilles.

“Andrew’s ripped his hamstring off the bone,” coach Adam O’Brien said.

“Connor’s a ruptured Achilles. Both gone for the year.”

Newcastle are already without star No.9 recruit Jayden Brailey, who is completing his recovery from an ACL rupture, meaning Randell is their only available hooker.

Kurt Mann is another option as he moved to the hooker position during the game.



  1. Time to sign Micheal Lichaa or James Seggy while in the mean time what about trying Tex Hoy or Phoenix Crossland at hooker

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