As the NRL celebrates its Men of League Heritage Round in Round 19, the Newcastle Knights and its past and present players have reflected proudly on the history the Club.
The Club is set to mark the occasion and reflect on the it’s rich past by paying tribute to all the Newcastle Knights who have played for the Club since its inception through its specially designed heritage jersey.
The heritage jersey design was based on the 1988 inaugural Newcastle Knights home jersey and features all 254 first grade Newcastle Knights players who have donned the red and blue between 1988 to 2014.
The Newcastle Knights entered the competition in 1988 and won premierships in 1997 and 2001.
Former Knight Adam MacDougall, who played 72 games in the red and blue and represented his state and country, has looked back on his time in Newcastle and the success the Club enjoyed during that period.
“I will never forget the 1997 grand final and was lucky enough to be a part of that side," he said.
“I brought home the first ever premiership for the community and our great town.
“That moment will always be etched in my memory for what it did to bring the community together and it’s the proudest moment in the Club’s history."
Nineteen players from the Newcastle Knights have represented Australia with Paul Harragon, Andrew Johns and Danny Buderus having the privilege of captaining the green and gold.
Meanwhile, 23 Novocastrians have represented NSW in State of Origin football with six pulling on the maroon jersey for Queensland.
The Round 19 match against the Gold Coast Titans at Hunter Stadium will be an exciting event not to be missed that will acknowledge the Club's proud past.
The Heritage Jersey can be purchased online now or in-store at The Knights Club Shop located at Hunter Stadium.