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Newcastle Knights 2008
- Fingers crossed for 2008
- Me, Myself, and I
- T h e R e d & B l u e A r m y
The Newcastle Knights!
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i great man that has had his up and downs!
Thanks For the Memories.
249 Games for the Knights
23 Games For NSW
21 Games For Australia
5 World Cup Games
14 Years of Pure Dominance.
What a Career... A True Legend.
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2007 Presentation Night Awards
Wednesday, 12 September 2007 - Newcastle Knights
Details of the 2007 Newcastle Knights major award winners are listed below.
2007 First Grade Awards
Player of the Year: Kurt Gidley
Excalibur Club Players Player: Kurt Gidley
Highest Point Scorer: Kurt Gidley (124 points – 7 Tries, 47 Goals, 2 Field Goals).
Leading Try Scorer: James McManus (10 Tries).
2007 Premier League Awards
Player of the Year: Scott Dureau
Excalibur Club Players Player: Riley Brown
2007 Club Awards
Jack Newton Rising Star Award: James McManus
Clubman of the Year: Cory Paterson
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That career really began way back in his childhood when he and his brother Matthew would practice movements in their backyard under the instruction of their father Gary; himself a handy footballer.
April 17, 1993 – Johns makes his first grade debut as a replacement against the Gold Coast Seagulls at Tweed Heads. The Knights lost 22-6, but Johns had his first start.
May 15, 1995 – Makes his State of Origin debut in a 2-0 loss to Queensland at the Sydney Football Stadium.
October 28, 1995 - As part of a young and inexperienced side, Bob Fulton gives Johns a starting spot and the goal kicking duties. Johns responds by converting from the sideline early and leading the Kangaroos to a 16-8 victory over England, and World Cup glory.
September 14, 1997 – Goes back on the field with a rib injury and what was revealed later to be a punctured lung to spark the Knights and put them into the Grand Final.
September 28, 1997 – In what may have been his greatest moment Johns plays the Grand Final, ignoring the advice of Manly club doctor Nathan Gibbs who warned him that “playing was dangerous and that he could die”. With just seconds to go Johns made an unlikely play – darting out of dummy half he moved the ball to a flying Darren Albert who crossed for a try to give the Knights their first premiership and move himself to the brink of greatness.
July 29, 2001 – Johns destroyed Canberra with a 34 point haul at Marathon Stadium, a performance that will always be one of the most commanding at club level.
September 8, 2001 – Recovers from a sickening and brutal collision with a team mate to kelp the Knights to a 40-6 point semi-final victory over the Roosters, scoring a famous try along the way.
September 30, 2001 – Leads the Knights to their second Grand Final victory after ambushing the Eels in the first half. The Knights win 30-24 and Johns wins the Clive Churchill Medal.
July 12, 2002 – Captains Australia and dominates Great Britain in a 64-10 drubbing.
June 15, 2005 – Johns makes a dramatic comeback to Origin, replacing Brett Kimmorley for game 2. Johns had been out with a knee injury in 2004 and missed the early part of 2005 with a broken jaw, making his comeback and destruction of Queensland all the more remarkable.
July 8, 2006 – Johns earns his place in the history books, overhauling Jason Taylor when he converted Riley Brown’s try to become the highest point scorer in history with 2107 points.
Johns’ career was also filled with many individual and club milestones.
First Grade debut: v Gold Coast Seagulls, 17/4/93.
Career Games: 249 for Newcastle Knights
Origin Debut: May 15 1995
Origin Games: 23 Games for NSW
Test Matches: 21 Tests 1995-2006, World Cup 1995, 2000, Kangaroo Tour 2000.
Premierships: 2, 1997 and 2001.
Most First Grade Games for Newcastle: 249
Most Tries in a Match for Newcastle: 4, v Canbe
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2008 Gains: Ben Cross (Melbourne Storm) Wes Naiqama (St George Dragons) Danny Wicks (St George Dragons) Keith Lulia (St George Dragons) Chris Houston (St George Dragons) Matt Hilder (Gold Coast Titans)
2007 Mid Season Signings: Luke MacDougall (St George Dragons) Cooper Vuna (Warriors) Zeb Taia (Parramatta Eels) Karl Johnson (Cowboys)
2007 Mid Season Departures: Clint Newton (Melbourne Storm)
2008 Losses: Josh Perry (Manly Sea Eagles) Adam Woolnough (Penrith Panthers) Brad Tighe (Penrith Panthers) Kade Snowden (Cronulla Sharks)
Players Released: Daniel Abraham, Reegan Tanner, Milton Thaiday, Riley Brown.
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