Signings tracker: Players off-contract in 2019

Much has been made of the recruitment for 2019 but how much scope is there for the Club to grow in 2020?

The nib Newcastle Knights have been one of the most active and strategic movers in the player transfer market over the past 24 months, but it doesn't stop here.

The Club will continue to make tweaks to the squad and that includes the retention of off-contract players.

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Of the current top 29 contracted for next season, only five men are unsigned for season 2020.

Those players are Jamie Buhrer, Slade Griffin, Hymel Hunt, Shaun Kenny-Dowall and Zac Woolford.


Like most NRL teams, the Club is in no hurry to make any decision on contracts before a ball is kicked.

As always, new deals will have to be earned.

Considering the Knights have the fewest players off-contract of any club in the NRL, the squad is in a good position for the group to develop sustainable combinations.

Below is the list of new signings for the 2019 season and current players who have extended their deals.

NEW SIGNINGS

David Klemmer (Bulldogs - 2023)

Mason Lino (Warriors – 2020)

Jesse Ramien (Sharks - 2020)

Tim Glasby (Storm - 2021)


Edrick Lee (Sharks – 2021)

James Gavet (Warriors - 2020)

Hymel Hunt (Rabbitohs - until 2019)

Zac Woolford (Bulldogs - 2019)

Kurt Mann (Dragons - 2021)

RE-SIGNINGS


Josh King (2020)

Nathan Brown (ongoing contract)

Sione Mata'utia (2021)

Jamie Buhrer (2019)

Star To'a (2021)

Phoenix Crossland (2021)

Bradman Best (2022)

Lachlan Fitzgibbon (2021)

Beau Fermor (2020)

Simi Sasagi (2020 with two-year option)