"I've never been so embarrassed in my life"

It was a whirlwind few weeks when Knights new recruit David Klemmer came to the club.

As soon as the imposing forward signed on the dotted line, he moved straight to Newcastle.

Together with organising a new family home with partner Chloe and his three boys, it has been a busy start of the year for the 25-year-old in his new surroundings.

So far, he’s met a number of new people.

Mitchell Pearce, Alex McKinnon and even Nathan Brown are just a few names mentioned who have been vital following his move from Sydney.

But there’s also one man at the club he’s got to know and the way they met is actually a funny story.

Klemmer told PlayersVoice when he arrived in Newcastle, a bloke came up and introduced himself.

For those playing at home, it was ex-Knight and Jersey Flegg coach Scott Dureau.

But the State of Origin big man mistook him for someone else.

Klemmer thought it was in fact Luke Walsh… former Knight, Panthers half, St Helens and Catalans player.

It could have been awkward but true to his form, Dureau let it go… for a while anyways.

For the next couple of weeks whenever Klem saw him, the words G’day Walshy would come out of his mouth.

Dureau admits he just thought he was talking to someone else.

But finally, Dureau though he’d address it… correct the mistaken Klemmer.

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“Mate, why do you keep calling me Walsh, my name is Scott Dureau” he told PlayersVoice.

Let’s just say the Knights forward was a little embarrassed by the mistaken identity that occurred.

Good thing for Klemmer, Dureau has a sense of humour and to this day has continued to call him Rylsey after Jason Ryles.

But it’s not just laughs with the pair, Klemmer has the upmost respect for the Jersey Flegg coach, and sees him as an inspiration.

Dureau is currently undergoing chemotherapy after having surgery late last year to remove a tumour which had returned.

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Klem is in awe of the ex-Knight, who despite his battle with cancer, he turns up to work every day and goes about his business.

“I can’t say enough about the bloke. He’s in here every day with a positive attitude, doing whatever he can to help anyone,” Klem told PlayersVoice.

“He’s an absolute champion.”