Knights in the news: 'This is where I see myself finishing'

There's been no shortage of interest in our boys this week.

Preparing for another big game, the nib Newcastle Knights attracted plenty of media attention and we've pulled together the best of it in case you missed any of the news.

Here's what our boys got up to this week:

PEARCE'S PLAN TO FINISH A KNIGHT

Mitchell Pearce is into the first year of his contract with the nib Newcastle Knights but he can't picture life anywhere else.

"I want to play for at least another five years," Pearce, who has a four-year contract with the Knights, told the Newcastle Herald.

"This is where I see myself finishing ... Coming to Newcastle, I feel like I've grown. In the past six months, I've matured more than I ever have, to be honest.


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"I can't put my finger on it. I don't know if it's just getting to an age where the penny just drops a bit, the change of environment. And I think with the responsibility I've had at the club here. Which is what I was looking forward to.

"For some reason, I feel like I've evolved again as a man since I've been in Newcastle."

CLUB LEGEND BACKS HOOKER TO EXCEL

Danny Buderus believes Danny Levi has the potential to guide the Knights into the future.


Backing the No.9 to achieve great heights in the game, Buderus said Levi needs to continue earning the trust of his teammates as a leader.

"It's just about getting the players to follow him. Getting the players to see him as a leader," Buderus told the Newcastle Herald.

KNIGHTS NUMBERS: TIRELESS PERFORMANCE A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE

"There is no other way. You have to be a team player playing hooker. His ability is outstanding, his skill-set is outstanding. That comes naturally to him.

"But everyone's got to work at something and he's got to work on that part of his game – playing with people and getting people to follow him."