Get to know our Knights touch men's team!

The NRL Touch Premiership has already kicked off. We'll see our men's and women's squads play their first match on Sunday, 19th May at Mudgee against the Parramatta Eels.

Meet our men's team and check out their profiles!

Knights men's team

Terry Deegan

Age: 35

Nickname: Deegs

Position: Link

Best touch move: Bounce plays

Why do you love touch: Speed of the game

Favourite Knights player: Kalyn Ponga

Go to movie: Gladiator

One quirky thing about you: Best squash player in the team

Daniel Langbridge

Age: 22

Nickname: Langa

Position: Middle

Local club: Doyalson Dragons

Best touch memory: Winning state cup

Favourite Knights player: Connor Watson

Favourite food: Mixed snack pack

One quirky thing about you: I have memorised the Rock Balboa song

Mitchell Wilton

Age: 22

Position: Middle

Local club: Nelson Bay

Best touch game: State cup 2018

Why do you love touch: Mateship

Advice to youngster playing touch: Never give up

Favourite Knights player: Andrew Johns

Go to movie: Bohemian Rhapsody

Dylan Thompson

Age: 29

Nickname: Thommo

Position: Link

Best touch memory: Winning 2018 NSW state cup and winning 2019 National Touch League

Advice to youngsters playing touch: Train hard and stay humble

Favourite saying: Believe it to achieve it

Favourite Knights player: Nathan Ross

Favourite song: Hot chips, Flutes

Alex Langbridge

Age: 25

Nickname: Alfie

Position: Link

Best touch move: Mouse trap

Why do you love touch: It's fast paced and action packed

Favourite saying: Games are won behind closed doors in the gym and on the training paddock

Favourite Knights player: Danny Buderus, Connor Watson

Go to movie: Star Wars

Kurt Donoghue

Age: 17

Nickname: Wheezy

Position: Middle

Local club: Doyalson Dragons

Best touch memory: Winning senior state cup

Favourite saying: Get him on side ref

Favourite Knights player: Mitchell Pearce

Favourite food: Bacon and eggs on toast

Dean Springfield

Age: 30

Nickname: Springy

Position: Link

Best touch move: Shotgun

Why do you love touch: Get to meet great people, keep fit and challenge yourself

Favourite Knights player: Andrew Johns

Best relax mode: Having a hit of golf with the boys

Favourite song: Something slow and smooth

Bart Hill

Age: 30

Position: Middle

Best touch memory: Winning elite 8

Advice to youngsters playing touch: It's all about attitude

Favourite Knights player: Ben Kennedy

Go to movie: Happy Gilmore

Favourite food: Chocolate

One quirky thing about you: I like jigsaw puzzles

Mitchell Wickham

Age: 24

Nickname: Wicks

Position: Wing

Best touch memory: Winning state cups with the Bulldogs in 2014

Advice to youngsters playing touch: Go hard or go home, listen to your coach

Favourite saying: You miss 100% of the shots you don't take

Favourite Knights player: Matt Tope

One quirky thing about you: Off the touch field I am a maths teacher/nerd

Jake Fitzpatrick

Age: 27

Nickname: Cat/fitzy

Position: Middle

Why do you love touch: Getting around your mates

Advice to youngsters playing touch: Be the player everyone wants to have on their team

Favourite Knights player: Mitchell Pearce

Favourite food: Chicken schnitzel

Best relax mode: Watching the NRL on a Friday night

Scott Bundy

 

Jack Edwards

Age: 23

Nickname: Roo

Position: Link

Best touch memory: Winning NTL with Hornets

Favourite saying: Hit the ground running

Favourite Knights player: Aidan Guerra

Best relax mode: Sleeping

Favourite Newcastle hangs: Greenroof

Lincoln Little

Age: 24

Nickname: Slimmy

Position: Middle

Local club: Doyalson Dragons

Best touch memory: Winning 2018 touch state cup

Go to movie: Bohemian Rhapsody

Favourite Newcastle hangs: Merewether baths

Luke Tonegato

Age: 25

Nickname: Tono

Position: Link

Best touch move: Bounce plays

Best touch memory: Winning elite 8 with Mavericks in 2013

Favourite saying: Winners never quit

Favourite Knights players: Matty Johns

Favourite Newcastle hangs: Nobbys Lighthouse

Matt Tope

Age: 36

Nickname: Topey

Position: Wing

Why do you love touch: Gives balance to my life

Favourite saying: Keep it jovial

Favourite Knights player: Timana Tahu, Dan Langbridge

Best relax mode: Coffee at Steam Brothers cafe

One quirky thing about you: I lost a bet to my brother and had to wear a full spiderman suit to drop my daughter off on her first day of school