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VOTE: Best wingers in Knights history

The nib Newcastle Knights have had plenty of top wingers who have given us plenty of memories since our establishment in 1988.

Here are 10 of the Club's best, as we look to you, the fans, to help select a fan-voted all-time Knights team.

Cast your vote in the poll below.

Note: No current Knights players were considered.


James McManus

Knights Appearances: 166

Years: 2007-15

Little was known of McManus before he came to the Knights, but he made sure people were aware of him through his great gift of finding the try-line, time and time again.

The Flying Scotsman mustered 72 tries in his time earning himself three appearances for New South Wales in State of Origin and five games for NSW Country as well


Akuila Uate

Knights Appearances: 161

Years: 2008-16

The all-time try-scorer for the Knights, Uate was an unknown Fijian-born winger, who became a superstar in his time at the Club.

With a unique blend of skill, speed and pure strength, Akuila the Thriller 110 tries helped him become a three-time Dally M Winger of the Year (2010-12), RLPA Player of the Year (2011) and a representative of New South Wales, Australia and Fiji.


Darren Albert

Knights Appearances: 89

Years: 1996-01

His infamous Grand Final winning try in 1997 may have become his main highlight, but there was so much to Darren Albert that made him a phenomenal winger in his time.

While two-time premier had speed to burn and a knack for scoring tries, 65 in fact, his defence was also a great part of his game and it helped him achieve an appearance for New South Wales in 1999.


Adam MacDougall

Knights Appearances: 158

Years: 1997-03, 2007-11

Another man who featured in both Grand Final victories, ‘Mad-Dog’ MacDougall was a force out-wide, whether that was on the wing or in the centres.

Scoring 87 tries in his two stints ime in red and blue, sitting him in third on the all-time list, he also did the Club proud whilst playing representative footy playing 11 games for both New South Wales and Australia.


Ash Gordon

Knights Appearances: 71

Years: 1989-92, 1995

One of the quickest men to don the jersey, ‘The Flash’ was a born try-scorer and did it 38 times playing for the Knights, while also shining with the boot in the goal-kicking department.

A Cardiff-junior, Gordon carried out two great stints with the side where he also earned two appearances for NSW Country, and won the 1990 Dally M Winger of the Year award.


Timana Tahu

Knights Appearances: 126

Years: 1999-04, 2012-14

A dual-code international, Timana Tahu made his debut when he was 19 and quickly became a star at the Club, breaking all kinds of records in his 126 games.

For a long time Tahu sat atop of the Knights all-time try-scoring list with 93 tries and also played a pivotal role in capturing the 2001 NRL Premiership.

Whilst playing for the Knights, the slam-dunking winger also played seven games for New South Wales and three for Australia.


Brett Grogan

Knights Appearances: 62

Years: 1994-98

Grogan spent five years at the Knights and in those years played an important role as an outside back, specifically in the 1997 premiership-winning season where he played 12 games, two of which were in the finals.

A man with a great combination of brute force and agility, he scored 26 tries for the side and featured in seven finals matches before moving onto the Northern Eagles.


Anthony Quinn

Knights Appearances: 107

Years: 2002-06, 2013

A local boy who spent his juniors playing for Valentine-Eleebana, Quinn played the majority of his 212-game career wearing red and blue.

Debuting just after the 2001 Grand Final win as a 17-year-old, he went onto score 48 tries as a Knight and ended up playing for New South Wales in State of Origin in his time at the Storm.


Cooper Vuna

Knights Appearances: 54

Years: 2007-10

He shares the record for most tries in a game, and although Cooper Vuna didn’t spend too many years at the Knights, he did have a rather impressive strike rate in the try-scoring department.

Blessed with power and quickness, the Tongan international scored 35 tries before leaving to play rugby union.  


Jason Moodie

Knights Appearances: 54

Years: 1997-99

A member of the 1997 premiership winning season playing 12 games, Moodie averaged a try every two games in the red and blue.

His speed was a major attribute of his game that he continue to use after his time at the Knights where he played three games for New South Wales.


Nathan Ross

Knights Appearances: 60

Years: 2015-18

The Ross-dog, White Lightning, call him what you like, Nathan Ross was a cult-hero for the Knights.

Although he was famed for his endearing character and antics away from the footy field, he did manage to score 23 tries and a few of them were spectacular efforts.