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Top 10 most games in Knights history

To play one game in the top grade is an achievement, let alone the numbers these following players amassed over their careers.

Some of the greatest nib Newcastle Knights players from history feature on our all-time appearances list.

Many of them one-club players, premiership winners and Hall of Famers, the Club has had some incredible players don the red and blue since its inception.

#10 - Marc Glanville

Coming in at 10th is hard-working middle forward and Club stalwart, Marc Glanville.

Glanville joined the Club for the inaugural season in 1988 and played 188 games in the red and blue across 10 seasons.

His last game for the Club was the Grand Final of 1997, what a way to finish.

#9 - Bill Peden

A two-time premiership winner with his beloved Newcastle Knights, Bill Peden comes in at ninth.

Having played his whole NRL career in Newcastle, Peden debuted in 1994 and went onto appear in 190 games.

After nine seasons and a memorable two-try performance in the 2001Grand Final, Peden finished his time at the Knights in 2002.

#8 - Jarrod Mullen

Coming in at eighth on the all-time appearance list is Jarrod Mullen.

After bursting onto the scene as a teenager in 2005, Mullen went onto play 211 games for the Knights.

Mullen was recently announced as a life member of the Club. 

#7 - Steve Simpson

Steve Simpson was renowned as a hard-working second rower and comes in at seventh.

Another one-club player, Simpson made 216 appearances fo the Knights over 12 seasons.

Simpson went onto play for state and country in a decorated career and was also recently announced as a life member of the Club.

#6 - Matt Gidley

The oldest of the Gidley brothers, Matt comes in at sixth.

A versatile centre who soared to the heights of the game, Gidley played 221 games in the red and blue over 11 seasons.

Gidley was named in the Knights Team of the Era (1988-2007) and also played for his state and country.

#5 - Robbie O'Davis

Robbie O' comes in at fifth on the all-time appearance list.

A two-time premiership winner with the Club, O'Davis joined in 1992 and made 223 appearances for the Knights.

O'Davis was also named in the Team of the Era at fullback and is fondly remembered for his man-of-the-match display in the 1997 Grand Final.

#4 - Tony Butterfield

As tough as they come, Tony Butterfield epitomises what it is to be a Newcastle Knight and comes in at fourth on our list.

Having joined from Penrith for the inaugural season back in 1988, Butterfield played in the milestone opening game of '88.

Butterfield went onto play 238 games in the red and blue winning a premiership in 1997 and is a member of the Knights Hall of Fame.

#3 - Andrew Johns

Arguably the greatest player to don the red and blue, Andrew Johns makes the podium on the all-time appearance list. 

A one-club player, Johns made his debut in 1993 and went onto play 249 games for Newcastle before retiring in 2007.

The Club's highest ever points-scorer, Johns accomplished everything in the game.

#2 - Kurt Gidley

Coming in at second is the youngest of the Gidley brothers in Kurt.

Kurt Gidley made his debut in the 2001 season and went onto play 251 games for the Knights across a remarkable 15-season career.

Gidley captained his boyhood Club and also went onto captain his state.

#1 - Danny Buderus

And coming in at No.1 on our all-time appearance list is none other than Danny Buderus.

'Bedsy' had one of the all-time great careers at the Knights playing 257 games for Newcastle.

Buderus went onto captain his Club, state and country and is apart of the Knights Hall of Fame.