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VOTE: Best locks in Knights history

Often considered as the engine-room of the forward pack, the nib Newcastle Knights faithful have cheered on a few machines in that role over the years.

We've chosen five of the best lock forwards, 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.


Bill Peden

Knights Appearances: 190

Years: 1994-02

A Club legend who gave so much every time he walked out onto the field, Bill Peden was renowned for his excellent defensive work that often went unnoticed.

The hooker-turned-lock played in both winning Grand Finals, including scoring a double in 2001, making him one of the more revered players in Knights history and featured consistently year in, year out over the course of his nine-year career.


Daniel Abraham

Knights Appearances: 100

Years: 2000-07

Valentine-Eleebana junior Daniel Abraham made an instant impact after making his debut at the age of 19, featuring in the 2001 Grand Final having played just 13 matches prior.

He featured much more consistently then after, even playing in two more finals series, and not only proved a dynamic player out of lock and second row but was also great in the goalkicking department when he was needed.


Marc Glanville

Knights Appearances: 188

Years: 1988-97

Marc Glanville was a member of the inaugural Knights back in 1988 and became a stalwart of the Club all the way up to the 1997 Premiership victory to end his Knights career on a high.

Glanville always showed such resolve in the forward pack and would often inspire those around him as he became a pillar of fortitude over much of the 10 years in red and blue.


Matt Hilder

Knights Appearances: 101

Years: 2008-13

Matt Hilder joined the side from the Titans and stayed for the rest of his career playing just over 100 matches until his retirement due to injury in 2013.

The veteran never accrued any representative footy during his time at the Knights but would have frequently been one of the first names on the team-sheet due to his consistent defensive showings.


Neville Costigan

Knights Appearances: 57

Years: 2011-13

Although he joined the Knights in the twilight of his career, that would didn’t stop Neville Costigan from displaying hearty performances every time he pulled on the red and blue.

The former Premiership winner often made his start from the bench, but would bring a spark, particularly in 2013 when the side reached the Preliminary Final.