The Newcastle Knights Jersey Flegg outfit are just one game away from featuring in the grand final.

In what has been a giant season for the minor premiers, Todd Lowrie's troops face off against Penrith on Saturday.

It'll be a big outing for backrower Beau Fermor who was crowned the Flegg Player of the Year at the Brad Fittler medal night during the week.

It caps off a stellar year for Fermor who was also named the Knights' 20s Player of the Year.

Having featured in a handful of ISP NSW games and represented Queensland in the 20s Origin, it's been a breakout year for the recruit from Melbourne.


"It's a fantastic personal award for Beau. I don't know when the last Knights player to win a 20s player of the year award would've been," Lowrie said.

"For him to win is fantastic. He's had a really good season. He was one of, if not our best trainer right from the start.

"He grew into one of our leaders pretty quickly in the way he carried himself. Once we started playing he hit the ground running."

While it's a just reward for a stellar season, it's also a credit to his teammates.

"It's a reward for him and the team," Lowrie explained.


"I spoke to the team about what a good award it is for Beau but blokes don't get those awards if your team isn't going well, especially in the lower grades.

"Although Beau got the award and rightfully so, he doesn't get it without the help of his teammates."

Lowrie has named the same 17 that beat the Roosters last week.

It's a blessing to have consistency in the squad with the team on the verge of qualifying for the grand final.

"Being the second last game of the season we're as good as we can be," Lowire said.

"There's a few games carrying some things but we're pretty good."