The nib Newcastle Knights are pleased to announce the re-signing of Connor Watson for the 2021 season.
Watson’s tenacity throughout a tough season has been rewarded with a deal which will see him remain in red and blue until at least the end of next year.
The 24-year-old said he’s ecstatic to have his future secured.
“It was an easy decision to re-sign,” Watson said.
“I feel like there’s nowhere else I’d rather be. We are building something special here and I’m looking forward to being part of that.”
The Knights 2020 Ken Stephen Medal nominee for his work with the Indigenous community, Watson has spent the last three seasons in Newcastle after making his debut for the Roosters in 2016.
Able to play almost anywhere on the park, Watson’s versatility and spark will be a huge bonus for Adam O’Brien next season.
The new deal represents a reward for his resilience throughout an injury-interrupted 2020.
“Getting injured and not having a deal locked up for next year was pretty scary but I’m grateful the Club are putting their faith in me and have re-signed me,” Watson said.
“I want to thank the supporters and Club for making the last three years so enjoyable and I’m excited to continue building and hopefully bring a premiership to Newcastle.”