Newcastle Knights Player Profiles

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Slade Griffin
(Knights Player No 290)

Date of Birth: 17/01/1991
Place of Birth: Glen Innes, New South Wales
Position: Hooker, Lock
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 91 kg
Joined Club: 2018
First Grade Debut
: 10/03/2013 R1 Melbourne Storm v St. George Illawarra Dragons
Club Debut:
09/03/2018 R1 Newcastle Knights v Manly Sea Eagles McDonald Jones Stadium,
Junior Clubs: the Cobden-Kohinoor Keas,
Previous Clubs
: 2009/11 Melbourne NYC,
2012 Cronulla Sharks NSW Cup
2013–17 Melbourne Storm
Left Club:

Rep Honours
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Aidan Guerra
(Knights Player No 291)

Date of Birth: 25/02/1988
Place of Birth: Cairns, Queensland
Position: Second Row, Lock
Height: 190 cm
Weight:103 kg
Joined Club: 2018
First Grade Debut
: 14/03/2010 R1 Sydney Roosters v South Sydney Rabbitohs ANZ Stadium,
Club Debut:
09/03/2018 R1 Newcastle Knights v Manly Sea Eagles McDonald Jones Stadium,
Junior Clubs: Townsville Brothers
Previous Clubs
: Sydney Roosters 2010-17
Left Club:

Rep Honours
: 3 Tests for Italy (2013), WC (2013), 1 Test for Australia (2014), Four Nations (2014), 9 games for Qld (2014, 2015, 2016)

Jacob Lillyman
(Knights Player No 293)

Date of Birth: 07/03/1984
Place of Birth: Richmond, Queensland
Position: Prop, Second-row
Height:182 cm
Weight:105 kg
Joined Club: 2018
First Grade Debut
: 09/08/2003 R22 North Queensland Cowboys v Newcastle Knights
Willows Sports Complex
Club Debut:
09/03/2018 R1 Newcastle Knights v Manly Sea Eagles McDonald Jones Stadium,
Junior Clubs:
Previous Clubs
:2003–08 North Queensland, 2009–17 New Zealand Warriors
Left Club:
Retired end of 2018
Rep Honours
: Australian Schoolboys 2002, Queensland 2006–17
       
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Taulau Moga
(Knights Player No 294)

Date of Birth: :06/12/1993
Place of Birth: Brisbane, Queensland
Position: Centre, Wing
Height: 194 cm
Weight: 107 kg
Joined Club: 2018
First Grade Debut
: 12/05/2012 R10 Sydney Roosters v NZ Warriors, Mt Smart Stadium
Club Debut:
09/03/2018 R1 Newcastle Knights v Manly Sea Eagles McDonald Jones Stadium,
Junior Clubs: Springfield Panthers
Previous Clubs
: Sydney Roosters (2012-13), North Queensland Cowboys (2014-16) Brisbanes Broncos 2017
Left Club:

Rep Honours
: 2 Tests Samoa (2014-15), Jr Kangaroos (2011-12), QLD under 20s (2012)

Connor Watson (Knights Player No 297)

Date of Birth: 31/05/1996
Place of Birth: Dubbo, New South Wales
Position: Five-eighth, Hooker, Halfback, Fullback
Height: 176 cm
Weight: 86 kg
Joined Club: 2018
First Grade Debut
: 18/04/2016 R7 Sydney Roosters vs Penrith Panthers, Allianz Stadium
Club Debut:
09/03/2018 R1 Newcastle Knights v Manly Sea Eagles McDonald Jones Stadium,
Junior Clubs: Terrigal Sharks and Kincumber Colts, South Eastern Seagulls
Previous Clubs
: 2015/16 Roosters NYC, 2016
Sydney Roosters
Left Club:

Rep Honours
: 2017 Country NSW


Kalyn Ponga
(Knights Player No 296)

Date of Birth: 30/03/1998
Place of Birth: Port Hedland, Western Australia
Position: Fullback, Wing
Height: 184 cm
Weight: 90 kg
Joined Club: 2018
First Grade Debut
: 16/09/2016 Final Series North Queensland Cowboys v Brisbane Broncos, Willows Sports Complex
Club Debut:
09/03/2018 R1 Newcastle Knights v Manly Sea Eagles McDonald Jones Stadium,
Junior Clubs: Souths Mackay, Easts Tigers Brisbane
Previous Clubs
: North Queensland Cowboys
Left Club:

Rep Honours
: Honours:Qld U15, U18