See what the nib Newcastle Knights players have been getting up to in their down time.

We've been keeping across the social media accounts of our troops and this is what they've been up to.

MITCHELL’S ORIGIN MESSAGE

Mitchell Pearce was ruled out of Origin II with injury.

He took to Instagram the day after the NSW team was named.

SIONE’S GESTURE

The official Facebook group for the nib Newcastle Knights saw this post on Saturday night:

A big thankyou from Max to Sione. You made Max's day.. He was stunned to receive your headgear.. He asked if you needed it back for the next game as he was concerned that you wouldn't get to play.. Then told me that it was very sweaty... 😀 Max also wanted to get out on the field to help out as we were behind.

Well done Knights you are truly a family club like no other.

Max is a true loyal supporter and hasn't waived at the possibility of following another team when taunted by rival supporters.. Red and Blue thru and thru......... Go Knights!

SUPPORT FOR SAF

Daniel Saifiti will make his State of Origin debut for NSW on Sunday and his teammates are thrilled.

BROTHERLY LOVE

No one is prouder of Daniel Saifiti's Blues debut than his brother Jacob.

He posted this on social media after the news was made official.

KALYN'S HEAD GEAR

The Knights' official Facebook group also saw a post relating to Kalyn Ponga's head gear.

Here's what it said: