In the news: Browny explains his contract

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.

BROWN'S CONTRACT

Nathan Brown has explained how his contract works.

The Knights coach signed an open-ended deal mid-last year with no end date.

He believes it’s just a matter of time before more NRL club’s sign their coaches to these kinds of deals.

“Basically, what it is, it’s a basic way if the boss isn’t happy the club is progressing, he’s got a certain amount of dollars he’ll pay me to not come to work anymore, rather than the situation at Canterbury with Des (Hasler),” Brown told Sportsday.

“I don’t think I’ll be the last coach to sign a contract like this. Whether the Club’s publicly say it… coaching is one of those games where it’s reasonably results driven and you have your good and bad times.

“Des had signed a new $2 million contract six weeks before he got the bullet. It takes away the legal, bad publicity, it’s not really as complicated.

“I know where I stand with the Club and what the expectations are.”

KNIGHTS JUNIOR REACHES MILESTONE

Lachlan Fitzgibbon played his 50th first grade game on the weekend.

It was a milestone the local product wasn’t sure he was going to make and now he’s aiming for the stars.

“It’s every little boys dream to play NRL for your local hometown club,” Fitzgibbon said on the Tanya and Steve Show on Triple M.

“To play 50 or 100. It’s a pretty special thing.

“It took me three years to get to 10 games, so I wasn’t sure how long it would take me to get to that. Over the last couple of years, I managed to rack up a few more so hopefully a few more to come at that.”