Depth Chart: Wing options for 2019

The nib Newcastle Knights are blessed with options for 2019.

In the lead-up to the new season, newcastleknights.com.au will look over the depth of the Club and break down the positional options at the disposal of coach Nathan Brown.

This week we take a look at the wing possibilities.

Shaun Kenny-Dowall

Kenny-Dowall was arguably one of the Knights most consistent performers in 2018 with the towering winger appearing in all 24 games.

It was a feat only shared with backrower Aidan Guerra.

The experienced winger provides the Knights with tough runs out of trouble and has a knack for scoring tries.


He crossed the line six times in 2018, taking career tally of tries up to 131.

He was one of the Knights' best in average metres gained, with 128.7 metres a game.

His height makes him a target man for attacking kicks which was displayed last season when he soared above his opposite winger in the Round 7 clash against the Wests Tigers.

His wealth of experience will be a huge factor in Coach Nathan Brown selecting him in the starting 13 for Round 1.

Edrick Lee


Lee has joined the Knights for the 2019 season with hopes of cementing a regular position in the team.

He joins from Cronulla where he featured in 19 games, he scored 12 tries and made 14 line-breaks.

Standing at a towering 196 centimetres, Lee and Kenny-Dowall could form one of the tallest wing partnerships in the NRL and will both be great aerial targets for Mitchell Pearce in attacking areas.

Averaging 121 running metres a game in 2018, Lee is always eager to help the forwards out with strong runs out of his red zone.

His size and experience will be very valuable for Coach in 2019.

Nathan Ross


The 'Ross-Dog' had a frustrating 2018 only featuring in 15-games with a pelvis injury.

In Ross' 60 NRL games, he has spent plenty of time on the wing.

Ross finished the 2016 season as the Knights' leading try-scorer. He spent that season playing on the wing.

Hymel Hunt

Hunt is coming off perhaps his best season yet in the NRL.

Having left South Sydney, Hunt has joined the Knights on a one-year-deal.


He appeared in 18 games for the Rabbitohs, crossing for seven tries, playing both wing and centre.

Hunt looms as a versatile option for Brown and will fight for a centre or wing spot in 2019.

Mitchell Andrews

He's a young up-and-comer who is training with the fulltime squad over the pre-season.

He played most of the 2018 season in the Knights Jersey Flegg side who finished the season as minor premiers.

He also spent plenty of time in the ISP NSW side.

Andrews is an enthusiastic youngster who is continuing to develop but has shown he is capable of performing at an elite level.