Boom rookie Sione Mata'utia is set to take the place of Joey Leilua in the centres for the Knights this NRL season.
Despite not captaining his club side through the weekly grind of the NRL, Beau Scott is naturally excited for the opportunity to lead the NRL All Stars.
Newcastle legend Danny Buderus slowly adjusting to life behind the clipboard after joining the Knights coaching staff this season.
Newcastle are yet to determine the full extent of Sione Mata'utia's ankle complaint suffered at the Auckland Nines but reckon they are a relieved NRL club.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have set up a semi-finals clash with Parramatta after outplaying Newcastle 30-6 in their quarter-final.
A last-gasp try to Adam Clydsdale has put the Knights into the finals, ending the Dragons' tournament and sending Manly home winless with an amazing 20-17 win.
The Eels became the first team in the 2015 Auckland Nines with two wins, snatching a heart-stopping 21-15 victory over the Knights.
A hat-trick from flying young winger Jake Mamo helped the Newcastle Knights to a comfortable 18-7 win over the Dragons.
After getting his first chance to take on some of the best in the NRL at the Auckland Nines, Newcastle fullback Nathan Ross is chasing a first-grade call-up.
Former Newcastle forward Alex McKinnon has begun his football-related role with the Knights as he continues his recovery from a spinal injury.