Age no longer an excuse for Knights pack

The nib Newcastle Knights have completely transformed their forward pack thanks to a handful of quality signings.

One of those additions the fans are most excited about is Test and State of Origin prop, David Klemmer.

Klemmer was the forward leader in average metres last season and will be the spearhead of the Knights pack in 2019.

Toss in new recruits Tim Glasby and James Gavet, along with the rapid rise of Daniel Saifiti and Klemmer is excited about what the pack can produce next season.


"Daniel Saifiti, you know he's got a bright future. I'm looking forward to playing with him," Klemmer said.

"Timmy Glasby is a really good player as well, he's won premierships.

"He's been really good at the club and at training, teaching young fellas and I'm learning off him as well.
"It's just excitement across the park."

In years prior, it has been suggested by some that the Newcastle middles were thrown into first grade before their time.


The Saifiti twins, Daniel and Jacob, Sam Stone, Sione Mata'utia and Danny Levi were all 20 or younger when they made their NRL debut.

But that experience will pay dividends and Klemmer believes age is on their side.

"I know they're young boys, but I don't think we can class them that anymore," Klemmer said.


"They've played a couple of years of first grade now and they're first graders now."

After two weeks of training, Klemmer is loving his time at the Club.

"They're a good bunch of lads," Klemmer said.

"I love playing rugby league, so I just love turning up to training everyday and being around the boys."