Knights in the news: 'Never had one bit of regret'

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

The nib Newcastle Knights attract 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:

RAMIEN KEEN TO JOIN KNIGHTS

New nib Newcastle Knights recruit Jesse Ramien says he's excited to play outside the likes of Mitchell Pearce and Kalyn Ponga where he believes they can help take his game to the next level.

He also has playing State of Origin in his sights.


One of the club's major signing, Ramien will have an extra couple of weeks before he begins pre-season training due to the Sharks run to the preliminary final last season.

After Cronulla's success last year and their continued faith to play young outside backs, Ramien insists he's made the right decision to move to the Hunter.

"I've never had one bit of regret with the decision I've made," the centre told The Newcastle Herald.

"Making the decision to sign with Newcastle before last season started was probably the best decision I could have done.

"I just wanted to focus on my footy this year and it freed my head up so I wasn't worried about anything else."


With Mitchell Pearce having a lot of Origin experience and Kalyn Ponga making his debut for Queensland last season, Ramien believes they can help elevate his game.

"Whether it is next season or in five years time or whenever, now that I'm playing at this level, for sure, Origin is a goal I'd love to accomplish," he says.

"And playing outside those guys after what they brought to the table for the Knights last season, I know I can improve and keep improving.

"What Browny and the staff have done with the team, I'm just really excited I'm going to be a part of it."