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Clint Newton bled the red and blue from an early age, debuting for the Club in 2001 as a 19-year-old.

After playing 100 games for the Knights Newton became somewhat of a journeyman, moving on to the Melbourne Storm, then Hull KR, and then the Penrith Panthers in the next six years. 

His career came full-circle in 2014 when he returned to the Knights to take on a mentoring role for the Club's younger players, playing predominantly in the NSW Cup competition.

Towards the back end of the 2015 campaign Newton returned to the NRL side, playing ten games in what was a fitting swansong for a player that supported the Club from its very first game in 1988.

Newton retires after playing 173 NRL games.

Kurt Gidley

"I think it's been great for him to finish his career back in Newcastle where it all started, it's been really good."

Danny Buderus

"He's always going to give you an opinion which is great, but more importantly he's very honest. I really appreciate that about him."

Michael Hagan

"I'll miss his sense of humour, he and I have had a dig at each other on and off for about 15 years. He's always good natured, and always good fun to be around."

Chris Houston

"I've got a big rap for Newto, I think he got to a stage in his career where he wanted to put the Club and other people before him, and he came back to play reserve grade to do that."

Jeremy Smith

"He runs like he's got a bindi in his foot every time he carries the ball, and as a teammate he's first class... he's the type of player you want in your team."

Joe Tapine

"Newto has done heaps to help me out as a player, he's talked to me off the field and on the field. He's just a player that likes to help in general."