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In the News: Jones talks, NRLW and halves pairing

There’s been no shortage of interest in our club this week.

The nib Newcastle Knights attracted plenty of media attention and we’ve pulled together some of it in case you missed it.

Jones reveals he's keen to stay

Young gun Brodie Jones has impressed so far in the 2021 season, playing 12 games and scoring a key try in last week’s 10-6 win against the Warriors.

With his contract expiring at the end of the season, Jones has been quick to assure supporters he's keen to extend his stay beyond the end of the season.

“My manager is looking after that and he says it’s all looking positive,” Jones told Newcastle Herald scribe Robert Dillon.

“Hopefully we can get it all sorted.

“I’m a local junior and it’s my home-town club, so I want to be here as long as I can."

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Green wants locals to be NRLW trailblazers

With NRLW Head Coach Blake Green wanting his new side to kick-start their season in the best way possible, the recently-retired veteran is hoping to capture some local talent to join his the inaugural squad.

Speaking to the Newcastle Herald, Green revealed he is hoping to bring already-established players back to the Club.

“They can be a trailblazer for the local girls in the area and provide some inspiration for them,” Green said.

“But the opportunity for us now is to create the right pathway and put things in place.”

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Pearce praises new recruit Jake Clifford

Last Saturday’s clash against the Warriors was the first time halves partners Mitchell Pearce and Jake Clifford have played together for the Knights.

The conditions were tough but the boys led the team to a 10-6 win, with Clifford's kicking game playing a key role in getting the chocolates.

Pearce had nothing but praise for his halves partner and is looking forward to the next ten weeks to see what combinations they can produce.

“I thought we combined with nice balance, and there’s a lot to build on,” Pearce told

“I think with a dry track and with Kalyn coming back, I really believe we can start to build some nice combinations.

“It’s really great to have ‘Cliff’ here because he’s a really smart footy brain.

“He’s one of the good halves coming through, and he’s really making the spot his own this year.”

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