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The Forgotten Files: The Knights players you may not remember

With 320 people having pulled on the red and blue jersey at some point of time, you can be forgiven for not remembering every single one.

After all, they don't all have names such as Buderus, Johns, Harragon, Hughes or O'Davis.

That doesn't mean they weren't great or talented players though.

With that in mind, lets re-visit the careers of a few players who featured for the Knights over the last few decades.

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Michael Dobson

A talented playmaker, Dobson is a Rugby League journeyman who's professional career spanned more than 11 seasons at a high level.

Dobson only played six games for the Knights (in 2014), filling in for the injured Jarrod Mullen.

Dobson dominated the NSW Cup, picking up the Player of the Year award that same season.

Outside of Newcastle, the now-34-year-old spent two seasons with Canberra and played 259 games in the English Super League for Clubs such as Catalans, Wigan, Hull K.R and Salford.

Dobson called time on a storied, 285 game career in 2018 after a brief stint with Wynnum-Manly in the Queensland Cup.

Cory Paterson

Debuting for the Knights in 2007, Paterson spent five seasons with the Knights, playing 77 games and scoring 108 points.

A mobile back-rower and handy goal-kicker, Paterson shifted north in 2011 for two seasons with the Cowboys before taking off to the Super League in 2013 with Hull K.R.

A nine-game stint with the Tigers in 2014 was the last the NRL would see of Paterson, who spent the remainder of his career in the English second division with Clubs such as Leigh Centurians and the Toronto Wolfpack after a one year stint with Super League Club Salford.

After a stellar 205 game career, Paterson retired in 2019 and now runs a cafè in Astely, UK. He has also recently set up a support network for Aussie footballers trying to make it in the English Premier League, alongside ex-Socceroo Mark Robertson.

Nathan Hinton

Debuting in 2006 as a promising and fast young fullback, Hinton only managed to clock seven appearances for the Club as Kurt Gidley made the permanent switch to the back in 2007.

Despite showing promise and scoring two tries, Hinton was not retained for 2008.

Adapting on his feet, Hinton shifted to the local Newcastle Rugby League, winning both the Grand Final and Player of the Year award for West Newcastle in his first year with the Club.

Hinton played another two years at Harker Oval before transferring to South Newcastle in 2011. An injury in the following pre-season saw him trade it in for work.

He returned for one last hurrah with the Macquarie Scorpions in 2017, and is now the NSW Operations Coordinator for construction company Jennchem.

David Seage

Signed unseen as a hugely talented teenager in 2003, Seage was groomed for two seasons as the heir to Robbie O'Davis' famous No.1 jumper.

Unfortunately for the custodian, a horror run of knee injuries, including two ACL's, saw him play just 16 games in three seasons after making his debut in 2004, scoring five tries.

After moving back to Queensland, Seage became a stalwart of Wynnum-Manly, playing 138 games and scoring a Club-record 78 tries.

Seage retired in 2010 and is still on the Coaching staff at Wynnum as an Assistant to the QLD Cup team, and has been an active member of the Fire Brigade since 2013.

Craig Kimmorley

Debuting for the Knights in 1995 a few weeks before his brother Brett, Craig Kimmorley went on to play just 12 games at the highest level.

After finishing up his NRL career with Sydney City in 1999, Kimmorley returned to Newcastle and made a name for himself at junior Club, Lakes United.

Kimmorley remains an Assistant Coach at the Seagulls, while simultaneously working as a Business Development Manager at Ampol Australia.

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