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Newcastle Knights star suffering with depression

Darius Boyd in his St George days.

Newcastle Knights fullback Darius Boyd has been admitted to a mental health clinic in order to seek treatment for depression, with coach Wayne Bennett admitting he may not play again this season. The Queensland and Australia star has been in the spotlight after being investigated for an incident in which $1500 worth of damage was done to a room in ... Read More »

Newcastle Knights warned over Koukash


A former chief of Australian Rugby League has warned the Newcastle Knights to be cautious over rumoured interest in the club from Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash – insisting he should stump up a “non-refundable” cheque before the NRL entertain any discussion of investment. The Knights recently cut their ties with Nathan Tinkler’s Hunter Sports Group, and Quayle – ... Read More »

WWE star The Rock calls Newcastle Knights’ Alex McKinnon


There was a heartwarming story emerging from the NRL this week, surrounding seriously injured Newcastle Knights star Alex McKinnon. The 22-year-old, who landed on his head during a tackle in the Knights’ fixture against Melbourne Storm earlier this year, is currently recovering from the horrific injuries suffered that day. But Beau Ryan – the recently retired Cronulla Sharks winger who ... Read More »

Newcastle Knights embroiled in financial drama


Australian Rugby League has been plunged into a financial drama, after it emerged that NRL club Newcastle Knights had failed to pay some its players and staff this month. The Knights – which are owned by Nathan Tinkler and his Hunter Sports Group – have failed to pay at least 20 staff and players on their books on Friday, and ... Read More »

Alex McKinnon moved out of intensive care

Alex McKinnon

There is good news coming out of Australia today, as Newcastle Knights forward Alex McKinnon has been moved out of intensive care into a spinal rehabilitation unit, as he continues to make his recovery from the horrific injury he suffered during an NRL game last month. McKinnon fractured two vertebrae when tackled by three opposition players during Newcastle’s game against ... Read More »

Wayne Bennett calls for transparency in disciplinary system

The tackle that looks to have ended Alex McKinnon's career. ©Action

Newcastle Knights coach Wayne Bennett has called for the NRL to be clearer about how players are punished after causing serious injury, as the fallout continues from the horror tackle that left Alex McKinnon seriously injured. Melbourne forward Jordan McLean was handed a seven-game ban for his part in the tackle which left McKinnon with serious spinal injuries – and ... Read More »

Newcastle Knights slam NRL over Alex McKinnon tackle

The tackle that looks to have ended Alex McKinnon's career. ©Action

The Newcastle Knights have criticised the NRL for singling out Jordan McLean, after he was handed a seven-game ban for the tackle that left Alex McKinnon seriously injured. The Newcastle club claim that brother Jesse and Kenny Bromwich – who were the other two men involved with the three-man tackle – should also have faced a judiciary hearing over the ... Read More »

Melbourne Storm rally around McLean

The tackle that looks to have ended Alex McKinnon's career. ©Action

Cameron Smith says the Melbourne Storm club are doing their best to rally around youngster Jordan McLean, following the serious injury to Newcastle’s Alex McKinnon. McLean will face an NRL judiciary hearing next Wednesday regarding the three-man tackle that fractured McKinnon’s neck – but he will travel with the Storm this weekend. At first, he was stood down following the ... Read More »