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Knights' Jarrod Mullen in action. Day One of the Dick Smith NRL Auckland Nines, Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand. Saturday 15th February 2014. Photo:

Newcastle Knights captain Jarrod Mullen will keenly await scan results when he returns to Australia on Monday after suffering a hamstring injury in the Club’s Auckland Nines quarter-final loss against Brisbane on Sunday afternoon.


Mullen suffered a suspected Grade 2 hamstring tear in the tense 16-11 win by the Broncos at Eden Park.


The five-eighth tore his hamstring while making a surging run just before the halftime break and limped from the field. He retreated to the sideline to watch the remainder of the match with ice on his injured hamstring.


With the Club’s leader off the field, the Knights’ struggled in attack and it allowed Brisbane to gain ascendancy of the match.


Before injuring his hamstring, Mullen was outstanding for the Knights with his creative flair and vision in attack.


Halves partner Tyrone Roberts was equally as effective in the tournament, entertaining everyone Auckland with his special skills and trademark step.


NYC graduate Jake Mamo was also strong for the Club, proving he is well and truly capable of competing at the highest level.


Mamo was destructive every time he touched the football and will no doubt learn plenty from the nines experience.


Outside backs Joseph Leilua and Dane Gagai also starred, while forwards Willie Mason, Beau Scott and Jeremy Smith excelled.


Stay tuned to for all the follow up news and further updates on Mullen's injury.