Ahead of the 2020 season, newcastleknights.com.au sat down with Herman Ese'ese in an effort to get to know him a little better.

Who am I: Herman Ese’ese

Who is most important to me: Family

Greatest off-field achievement: Taking care and providing for my family

Something you wouldn’t know about me: I play the piano

I’d be lost without: Family

What I love most about living in Newcastle: Chilled vibes, the beaches, it’s quiet

I grew up in: East Auckland

People would describe me as: Loving, funny and caring

As a kid my hero was: My dad

They were my hero because: He provided for my family, was my first role model. He taught me everything I know. He just taught me everything, he taught me right from wrong.

The last book I read was: It was a sports biography, I think it was Cristiano Ronaldo.

My favourite thing to do in Newcastle is: Go for a swim at Redhead beach. I’m only five minutes up the road

My greatest on field moment: Playing my 50th game.