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After spending three years in the English Super League with the Huddersfield Giants, New Zealand and Samoa international Dave Fa'alogo joined the Newcastle Knights in 2013.

He went on to play 56 games in the red and blue jersey, forging a reputation in Newcastle as a hard-running forward that didn't shy away from doing the dirty work.

Fa'alogo also captained Samoa in the 2014 Four Nations tournament, and was seen as one of the leaders in the Knights' dressing room.

In August 2015 the 34-year-old forward announced his immediate retirement following a neck injury.

Sione Mata'utia

"On the field he brought a lot of punch, a lot of power, and a lot of fear to the opposition."

Jeremy Smith

"I always knew he'd keep turning up inside me, and he'd never let anyone down... Dave's pretty special like that."

Kade Snowden

"He was a player that would always do the little things for you, and he'd be there for you."

Carlos Tuimavave

"Dave was a really good leader, he'd always lead by his actions with tough carries and big tackles."

Akuila Uate

"I've learnt so much from him having roomed together for the last few years, I wish him all the best for the next chapter of his life."