The nib Newcastle Knights will commence 2018 pre-season training on Wednesday, November 1.

This year the Club will introduce a host of new faces, with a number of those stepping up from the Under 20s squad.

Jacob Lillyman will be the solitary new signing kicking off training in the first week of the program, as Connor Watson starts the week after.

Signings such as Aidan Guerra, Kalyn Ponga and Slade Griffin have extended breaks after playing further into September while players participating in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup have not had their starting dates confirmed.

The 2017 NYC players who will be participating in their first NRL pre-season are Matt Cooper, Pasami Saulo, Zac Hosking, Brayden Musgrove, Jack Johns and Tom Starling.

Stay tuned to Knights TV for all the 2018 pre-season action.