MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 22: Slade Griffin of the Storm warms up for the NRL Preliminary Final match between the Melbourne Storm and the Brisbane Broncos at AAMI Park on September 22, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

The Newcastle Knights have announced utility Slade Griffin will join the Club in 2018, after signing a two-year contract.

Griffin joins the Knights from the Melbourne Storm, where he made his NRL debut in 2013.

The 26-year-old can play hooker and lock.

“The Knights is a great Club and I am looking forward to playing a big part in the team,” said Griffin.

“I have done my apprenticeship at the Storm under Cameron (Smith) and Cooper (Cronk) and I am ready to play a bigger role with more minutes.

“I am also looking forward to the lifestyle in Newcastle; I’m from a small mining town in New Zealand, so it will be great to come up there and help continue to rebuild the Club.”

General Manager Football Darren Mooney said he’ll be a great addition to the Knights squad.

“Slade will provide versatility and leadership,” Mooney said.

“He will have a great opportunity to really cement a position and further his development as a player.”

Griffin will start with the Club in late November, following a grand final appearance with the Storm.

Knights 2023 Player Movements

2023 Gains
Adam Elliott (Canberra Raiders, 2025), Jack Hetherington (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2025)
2023 Losses
Mitch Barnett (New Zealand Warriors), Edrick Lee (The Dolphins), Jirah Momoisea (Parramatta Eels)
Mat Croker (2024), Kalyn Ponga (2027), Simi Sasagi (2024)
Off Contract 2022
Phoenix Crossland, Tex Hoy, Anthony Milford, Brayden Musgrove, Pasami Saulo, Sauaso Sue

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