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The Great Glasby mentoring generation next

He's played in three straight grand finals, never missed a finals series and represented Queensland in State of Origin.

Now, Tim Glasby is sharing his wisdom with the younger generation of players at the nib Newcastle Knights.

The 29-year-old has joined the Knights after playing 110 games for Melbourne.

The hardworking forward made his intentions for 2019 clear well before his first day at his new club.

Glasby was given an extended break as a result of featuring in the Grand Final but he stunned his teammates when he returned a week early to run laps with the squad.

With nine new players on the books for 2019, Knights young guns Brayden Musgrove, Brodie Jones and Sam Stone say Glasby and company are leading by example on the training paddock.

"Just their leadership and that around the field and their experience and stuff as well, they really lead by example," Musgrove told


"Us young blokes, we just feed off that kind of stuff and we follow their footsteps."

Cessnock Goannas junior, Jones said Glasby has been more than willing to help the younger players in the squad.

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"From Tim, a lot, coming from that Melbourne background," Jones said.

"I've picked up a lot from him just from that experience and that background of being with the Storm he's going to have a good work ethic and league skills."

Stone, who made his debut in 2017, added; "Everyone that's come here is very footy smart, so I'm trying to learn as much as I can off everyone.


"Especially Timmy Glasby, the stuff he brings from Melbourne, just the mentally that he brings is really outstanding."

Jones, 20, said Glasby has been helping him in all aspects of his game, especially in defence.

"More the consistency and the little aspects in mainly defence," Jones added.

"Little aspects that just need to be ticked off all the time and he really initiates that and flags it when it's not done."