Newcastle Knights season preview; Dom Younger’s exit leaves main gap in line-up – ArtidlLife

The Knights have been one of many busiest golf equipment within the land main into 2024, signing loads of expertise but in addition shedding some helpful gamers.

Officers have excessive hopes for English recruits Kai Pearce-Paul (Wigan Warriors) and Will Pryce (Huddersfield Giants), though the previous’s foot harm is an undesirable early setback.

Jack Cogger shapes as a high-quality addition at halfback after serving a 12 months within the Penrith system below the Ivan/Nathan Cleary mixture and will put the warmth on Jackson Hastings for the No.7 jersey.

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Former Rabbitoh Jed Cartwright will add to a powerful ahead arsenal and is an efficient bench participant who will carry influence when he will get his probability on the sector.

On the unfavourable, Dom Younger is a large loss – not only for coach Adam O’Brien but in addition for the followers.

The lanky winger was a crowd favorite in his time on the Knights and scored some spectacular tries final season – many with assists from the sensible Kalyn Ponga.

Tom Jenkins has been introduced in from Penrith to interchange him and he is a promising finisher however lacks the dynamic tryscoring skill of Younger – at this stage.

Lachlan Fitzgibbon and Kurt Mann had been each helpful performers in current seasons who may even be missed.

After a sluggish begin to 2023, the Knights’ cost to the finals was one of many tales of the 12 months and there is not any motive to suppose they will not once more be severe finals contenders subsequent 12 months.

If huge weapons Ponga and Bradman Finest can keep wholesome and the Englishmen come good, this can be a staff able to difficult for a high 4 berth.

Predicted end: 4th to eighth

2024 features: Kai Pearce-Paul (Wigan Warriors), Will Pryce (Huddersfield Giants), Jack Cogger (Panthers), Jed Cartwright (Rabbitohs), Tom Jenkins (Panthers)

2024 losses: Dominic Younger (Roosters), Lachlan Fitzgibbon (Warrington Wolves), Simi Sasagi (Raiders), Lachlan Miller (Leeds Rhinos), Fa’amanu Brown (Hull FC), Oryn Keeley (Dolphins), Kurt Mann (Bulldogs), Dane Aukafolau (unsigned), Hymel Hunt (unsigned), Jack Johns (unsigned)


Hilda Harris

Hilda Harris, the sports reporter at Artidl Life Magazine, brings the world of sports to life through her expert analysis and captivating storytelling. With a passion for the game and a talent for turning sports events into compelling narratives, Hilda is your go-to source for all things sports at Artidl Life Magazine.

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