Ahead of the 2020 season, newcastleknights.com.au sat down with Mitchell Pearce in an effort to get to know him a little better.

Who am I: Mitchell Pearce

Who is most important to me: My girlfriend and family

Greatest off-field achievement: Meeting my new girlfriend Kristin. She’s living with me in Newcastle now. Provides me with great balance and is a super person.

I’d be lost without: Football

What I love most about living in Newcastle: I love the people and the lifestyle

I grew up: Sydney

People would describe me as: Interesting… maybe strange

As a kid my hero was: Andrew Johns

They were my hero because: I loved what we did on the field. His passion and the way he played.

The last book I read was: It was the All Blacks book, Legacy.

My favourite thing to do in Newcastle is: The beach

My greatest on field moment: Winning the grand final