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Kurt Gidley returns for the NRL Nines

One of Newcastle’s favourite sons, Kurt Gidley is returning to the Knights to play in the NRL Nines at Perth’s HBF Park on February 14-15.  

Gidley last played for the Club in 2015 and made 251 appearances in red and blue over his 16 seasons as an NRL player.

He represented New South Wales on 12 occasions and captained his state five times. He also pulled on the green and gold jersey in 12 games and played twice for the NRL All Stars.

Confirmed! Kurt Gidley pumped for Nines comeback

At 37 years old, Gidley will pull on the Mitch Revs-designed Knights jersey nearly 20 years since he made his debut in 2001.

He joins the likes of Brad Fittler, Steve Menzies, Ken Nagas, Jason Croker, Braith Anasta and Ruben Wiki in coming out of retirement for a Nines competition.

He will be joined in 2020 by Corey Parker (Broncos), Jason Nightingale (Dragons), Andrew Ryan (Canterbury), Michael Gordon (Gold Coast) and former AFL player Nick Davis (Sydney Roosters).