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Saifiti feared he’d be sacked, Glasby prankster target

There’s been no shortage of interest in our boys this week.

The nib Newcastle Knights attracted plenty of media attention and we’ve pulled together some of it in case you missed it.


Tim Glasby left Melbourne at the end of the season having been the butt of one person’s practical joke.  

It was a joke involving the prop which ran for a year but Glasby told Sportsday Radio that he never found out who was responsible.

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“I don’t know who it was but someone kept tying my shoelaces together in my locker,” he said.

“It was annoying the hell out of me last year. I was trying to catch them and I was trying to get them.”

“I want to know who it was.”

Glasby thought it was Dale Finucane but he “swore black and blue it wasn’t him”.

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Jacob Saifiti has opened up on an incident from early last December outside a Hamilton hotel which resulted in the prop breaking his leg.

Saifiti was fined for the incident but feared he would have his contract terminated.

"That first day back, I was pretty emotional," he told the Newcastle Herald.

"I thought it would be the worst case scenario. I thought I'd be sacked. I'm just grateful the club gave me a second chance."

'We were relying on Pearce too much'

Having needed surgery to fix his leg, Saifiti recently returned to the field.

The young prop is building consistency in his game with the goal of an NRL return in the future.

"I'm slowly getting there," he says.

"I've been eased back in [Canterbury] Cup and my fitness is gradually improving. The next three or four weeks, it's about getting the quality right and hopefully starting to knock on Browny's [Knights coach Nathan Brown] door and getting a crack at first grade.

"Realistically though, I'm still a fair way off but I'm working hard and trying to make up some lost ground."