Leilua arrives in Newcastle
Thursday 3 January 2013 4:47 PM
The Newcastle Knights have agreed in principle to a contract with Joseph ‘BJ’ Leilua, however are unable to officially contract him until the NRL confirm the salary cap for season 2013.
Leilua meet with Club staff on Thursday, the Knights first day back at training.
“It is great we have BJ as a possible addition to our squad for season 2013,” CEO Matt Gidley said.
“We are frustrated we can’t do anything official with him until the salary cap is confirmed, but we have BJ in our plans and hope to make it official sooner rather than later.”
Meanwhile, the Club have made an offer to Anthony Quinn and are awaiting his reply. Quinn trained with the team for a number of weeks before the Christmas break, and resumed with the team on Thursday.
The Knights were met with a solid conditioning session at Newcastle University for the first day of pre-season training in 2013, with a six week block of training ahead before trial games commence.
The Knights play their first trial match against South Sydney in Coffs Harbour on February 16, before travelling to Tamworth to play Cronulla on February 23.