Knights in the news: Brown hints at switch to starting side

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:

FELISE GETS HIS CHANCE

Nathan Brown has hinted that JJ Felise could start the game on Friday night.

The nib Newcastle Knights host the Wests Tigers in Round 21 with Felise named to make his Club debut from the bench.


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Having joined the Knights mid-season, the prop did spend the last two and a half years with the Tigers as part of their top squad.

He played 13 NRL games for the joint venture before leaving in a bid to re-establish himself as a first grader.

Now, Brown's given him his chance.


"He backed himself by coming here in the first place and I said at the time he would get a shot in the top grade before the end of the season," Brown told The Newcastle Herald.

"He's earned his spot and whether he starts or not, I'm confident he will give a good account of himself."

'AN ABSOLUTE GENTLEMAN'

Luke Lewis has welcomed Chris Heighington into the NRL retirement club.

The former Cronulla teammates won a premiership together at the Sharks in 2016 and Lewis praised the forward while on Fox Sports on Tuesday night.

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"I'm very happy for him (Heighington). He's an absolute gentleman," Lewis told Fox Sport's NRL 360.

"I couldn't say enough good stuff about him (for other people) to understand how good this bloke is.

"He's just a real team player, a clubman and does everything for the team first.

"I'm just so honoured and happy I got the opportunity to play with him because he was one of those blokes I hated playing against but I loved playing with.

"It's had an outstanding career and now we can sit back and have a beer and watch the footy together on the hill."