Newcastle Knights’ centre Dane Gagai is contracted to the Club until the end of season 2015 and will remain at the Club, despite media reports suggesting otherwise.
“This story about Dane wanting to leave is incorrect and is driven solely by the media,” coach Wayne Bennett said on Tuesday.
“Dane is happy at the Knights and will be playing here next season.
“ABC’s Craig Hamilton actually questioned me after Sunday’s game about the suggestion that I was taking Dane to Brisbane.
“I answered categorically he wasn’t going to Brisbane, yet it continues to be reported.
“It is disappointing for the Club, for Dane and for the supporters and hopefully this sets the record straight.”