Lachlan Fitzgibbon will be eyeing a massive season in 2022 after a tough year with injuries in the recent campaign.
'Fitzy' underwent two shoulder reconstructions which saw him only play a handful of games.
Albeit playing 10 matches, the 27-year-old played to his usual high-standard and earned himself a new contract tying him to the Hunter until the end of the 2023 season.
After missing the first eight rounds due to the first shoulder injury, Fitzgibbon made a triumphant return in the Knights incredible comeback win over the Raiders back in Round 9 at Wagga Wagga.
The 27-year-old played a key role in wins over the Warriors and Cowboys before suffering his second shoulder injury.
The hard-running second rower crossed the stripe on three occasions in 2021.
Fitzgibbon finds space in the depleted Cowboys line
In his 10 games, Fitzgibbon also made four line-breaks and made six offloads.
He averaged 89 running metres per game and also showcased his ball-playing skills with three line-break assists.
Fitzgibbon also contributed two try-assists along with 21 tackle breaks.
After enduring a hard year with injuries, expect Fitzgibbon to be back fit and firing in 2022.