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Where are they now? 2019's departures

In the chaotic world of contracts and player movement, it’s easy to lose track of where players end up.

That's why we here at have done some digging and tracked the movements of the nib Newcastle Knights' 2019 departures, in order to check in on where their careers have taken them since they moved on from the Club.

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Shaun Kenny-Dowall

After spending 11 seasons with the Sydney Roosters and three with the Knights, Kenny-Dowall departed the NRL at the conclusion of the 2019 season.

The former Kiwi international has found a home at Hull Kingston Rovers, playing 19 games and scoring four tries in a season where the 32-year-old played mostly in the centres.

Unfortunately for 'SKD', his team finished last on the Super League ladder, only avoiding relegation thanks to the COVID-19 interruption preventing teams from being dropped.

Kenny-Dowall remains contracted to K.R for the 2021 season.

Jamie Buhrer

After a 10 season career spanning two Clubs, 173 games, a premiership and an Origin game, Buhrer called it quits at the conclusion of his third season in Newcastle last year.

Since retiring, Buhrer has relocated back to the Northern Beaches and taken up a role with the Rugby League Players Association (RLPA) as a Player Operations Manager.

James Gavet

A rugby league journeyman, Gavet played just 18 games for the Knights before securing a release to Super League Club Huddersfield.

Gavet managed 16 appearances for the Giants, mostly off the bench, scoring two tries.

The former Warriors, Broncos and Tigers prop made news in the UK after he shed 12kgs during the first COVID-19 lockdown, and remains contracted for a second season in the U.K in 2021.

Zac Woolford

After not being re-signed for the 2020 season, Woolford departed the Knights after just one season with the Club, following similar stints at the Bulldogs and Raiders.

Woolford was thrown a lifeline by the Newtown Jets at the beginning of the 2020 season, who act as the feeder club for Cronulla.

The son of Huddersfield Coach Simon Woolford played a key role in the Jets' round one win over South Sydney, before COVID-19 brought an extremely premature end to the competition.

It's unclear what Woolford's plans are ahead of 2021.

Slade Griffin

A luckless hooker who was forced into a premature retirement after a raft of knee injuries, Slade Griffin has been busy continuing to forge a career in rugby league.

At the beginning of 2020, Griffin took the reigns of the 'Future Warriors' program, a pathways program to funnel promising young Kiwi's to the Warriors.

Later in the year, Griffin took over as the Head Coach of the Warriors' NRLW side, however he was unable to commit to a move to Australia for the competition, leaving Jillaroos mentor Brad Donald to take charge in a caretaker capacity.