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VOTE: Best hookers in Knights history

While nib Newcastle Knights fans were lucky enough to watch one of the greatest dummy-halves in NRL history, there's also been other strong No.9's who have plied their trade in the red and blue. 

We've chosen five of the best hookers, 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.


Danny Buderus

Knights Appearances: 257

Years: 1997-08, 2012-13

What didn’t Bedsy do in his fantastic Knights career?

He won a Premiership, a Dally M Player of the Year award, three Dally M Hooker of the Year awards, played for Australia 24 times and New South Wales 21 times, and was captain of the Club on 67 occasions.

Buderus is not only considered one of the best the Knights have ever seen, but one of the best hookers the competition has come across.  


Luke Quigley

Knights Appearances: 41

Years: 2002-06

He was often the back-up to Buderus, but Luke Quigley played the role extremely well and provided great support for the team.

Quigley played for five years with the Knights featuring in two finals matches as well.


Robbie McCormack

Knights Appearances: 154

Years: 1988-96

Robbie McCormack was the original star hooker for the Knights, shining in red and blue since the Club’s establishment and onwards for another eight years.

McCormack was often known for his great workrate and ability to dart out of dummy-half, earning himself two call-ups to New South Wales and three games as Knights captain.


Isaac De Gois

Knights Appearances: 63

Years: 2009-11

Having joined the Club from the Sharks, Isaac De Gois featured rather consistently in the starting team throughout his three years.

He scored seven tries, largely because to his knack for scooting towards the try-line out of dummy half and played in both finals matches in 2009 and 2011.


John Morris

Knights Appearances: 31

Years: 2001-02

While he only played at the Knights for two seasons at the beginning of his career, those two years are where John Morris began to shine playing a role as part of the in the 2001 Grand Final winning season squad.

The next year he featured much more consistently from the bench and even on the wing and helped progress the team into the finals series once again.