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Season Review: Mitchell Pearce

Our halfback, Mitchell Pearce, had another season to remember in 2021.

The 32-year-old played a pivotal role in the nib Newcastle Knights pursuit of finals football and notched a memorable milestone.

Pearce played his 300th game in the NRL becoming only the 42nd player in the game's 113 year history to do so.

The experienced half played a key role in the opening rounds leading up to his milestone game in Round 3 against the Wests Tigers.

A ruptured pectoral was a cruel blow a week later and sidelined Pearce for more than 10 weeks.

'Junior' returned in Round 15 against the Warriors and featured in six straight victories playing a key role alongside Jake Clifford in the halves.

Pearce wins it for the Knights!

Pearce kicked the field goal which sealed the Knights second consecutive finals finish.

Across the season, the 32-year-old had seven try assists and seven line-break assists.

Adding to his three tries, Pearce also kicked, on average, 308 meters per game.

Pearce's experience will prove invaluable again in 2022.