Powerhouse recruit and speedy saviour

In 2019, newcastleknights.com.au will be awarding our own 3, 2, 1 each week.

We’ll keep tally as we rank the performances of our troops throughout the season.

Here’s how the nib Newcastle Knights look after the first week of the season.

3 - Edrick Lee

Brown: 'We won and Pearce and Ponga weren't stars'

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It’s not often a winger is the star attraction but the new recruit was classy on Friday.

Lee ran for 153 metres, 85 of those were courtesy of an intercept which saw him score the match winning try in the 75th minute.

While his attack was electric, his defence was just as good.

In fact, he saved three tries.

2 - David Klemmer

It was a mammoth effort from the new forward leader. Klemmer was brought in to be an enforcer and he did just that.

He led by his actions and his teammates followed him.

Running for more than 200 metres with 90 post-contact, the Origin and Test forward was superb.

1 - Tim Glasby

It was an incredible club debut from the Queensland State of Origin representative.

Not known for his flashy play, Glasby was brought to the Knights to provide a steady head and help tighten up the defence.

Not only did he do that, but he added plenty in attack. The middle man was tireless and picked up a try off the back of running a brilliant line for Mitchell Pearce.

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