Joey Leilua has become increasingly interested about Ricky Stuart's Canberra team, according to Raiders back-rower and Leilua's "distant cousin" Iosia Soliola.
Newcastle captain Kurt Gidley was bluntly honest in his assessment of the Knights' eighth loss in nine games, saying the team was "letting everyone down".
Injuries and errors from the Knights gave Canberra the perfect opportunity to take a crucial win in Newcastle - and the Raiders took it with both hands.
Raiders halves Blake Austin and Sam Williams were the standouts as Canberra outclassed the Knights in Newcastle on Saturday.
Jeremy Smith is set to finish his career at the Newcastle Knights after signing a one-year contract extension with the club.
Two teams out to snap losing streaks face off on Saturday afternoon, with the Knights getting two key players back and desperate to turn things around.
Parramatta's kicking improves, North Queensland's front row machine, and the Roosters dominate a fellow competition heavyweight. The key stats from Round 12.
Carlos Tuimavave didn't know whether he'd play first grade until Saturday, but relished the chance to return to Mt Smart Stadium to face his former teammates.
The Warriors have held on to beat a gallant Newcastle Knights side at Mt Smart Stadium.
Down on form and luck over the past two months, the last thing the Knights want to be doing is travelling to Auckland to face the Warriors this weekend.