Willie Mason has thanked Newcastle Knights' fans and Members for their support during his time at the Club.
Sunday’s win against the St George Illawarra Dragons was the final match in the red and blue for the 34-year-old forward.
Mason spoke about the crowd’s support during the game at the post match press conference and was astounded to hear the crowd at one point cheering his name.
“It was the biggest cheer ever, I only played 60 games, imagine if I played 200, I’d be carried off like a King,” he laughed.
“It's been a great three years here for me so it was a little bit emotional…but it was a good feeling and will be a very good memory."
Earlier in the week, Mason took time to reflect on the dedication and loyalty of Knights supporters and Members.
“The Members and supporters of Newcastle are so great because they really love the Club, they love the team, they love the region, they love the Knights, they love everything about us.
“There’s a genuine care there, so when you do represent Newcastle, it’s not just representing yourself and the players, you’re representing the whole region.
“When the Newcastle chant goes up, it really does lift the boys…we really get off on the crowd.
“The fans and the Members have been awesome to me through the three years I’ve been here.
“Newcastle has embraced me, the way that I play and the way that I am off the field and interact with fans.”