In the News: Furner joins Knights, Klemmer hand injury

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.

FURNER JUMPS ON BOARD

David Furner has joined the nib Newcastle Knights.

Knights CEO Phil Gardner confirmed to the Newcastle Herald that the former Canberra mentor has signed on to be an assistant o new coach Adam O’Brien.

Furner, a former assistant of the-Kangaroos Test team, was a member of North Queensland's coaching staff when they won their inaugural title in 2015.

He later joined South Sydney in 2017 where he spent two seasons.

"David's resume is outstanding and he is a great person and will be a great addition to our club, I have no doubt about that," Gardner said.

"We spoke to Richo [Souths boss Shane Richardson] about him and he was absolutely glowing in his praise.

"So we are extremely happy he has agreed to come on board as Adam's assistant because we weren't the only club after him and I know Adam is stoked because he really wanted him here as well."

As a player, Furner won a premiership with Canberra in 1994 and the Clive Churchill Medal.

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KLEMMER HAND INJURY

David Klemmer could be facing surgery on his wrist.

The prop injured his left hand in the final round of the season but even if scans confirm he has re-broken his wrist, Klemmer should still be available to play for the Kangaroos in end-of-season Tests on October 25 and November 2.

"It could be surgery or he may have to wear a split again - that will be determined by the specialist," Knights director of football Brian Canavan told the Newcastle Herald.

"At this stage, the likelihood is he will still be available for the two Tests at the end of the season even if he has to have the surgery."

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