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Mixed news for Knights

 

It was a mixed day of announcements for the Newcastle Knights today as the NRL team were boosted by a re-signing before injury news put a dampener on their pre-season campaign.

 

In a positive development for the club halfback Tyrone Roberts has re-signed for a further two years, keeping the 22-year old at the Knights until 2016.

 

Roberts, who has been in the Knights system since 2005, made his NRL debut in 2011 as a 19-year old and has since played 52 NRL games.

 

Roberts enjoyed a breakout season in 2013, playing in all 27 games, and more recently captained the Knights in a trial match against the First Nations Goannas.

 

“Tyrone is an outstanding young man and has a wonderful future ahead of him," coach Wayne Bennett said.

 

“It has been pleasing to see him grow in confidence and we are delighted he has re-signed with the club.

 

"Tyrone is one of our key young players who will be a long-term player at the Newcastle Knights.”

 

Roberts was pleased to secure his future at the Knights.

 

"I have been at the club for a while now and I'm really happy to re-sign for another two years,” he said.

 

"It's great to have this all sorted so I can concentrate on football and on working hard for the club.

 

"I love playing for the Knights and I am now just looking forward to the season ahead."

 

Meanwhile in less encouraging news for Newcastle, five-eighth Jarrod Mullen had scans on his left hamstring following an injury in the Auckland Nine’s on Sunday.

 

The results showed a potential hamstring avulsion.

 

Mullen is scheduled to see the surgeon on Monday.

 

The seriousness of the injury and therefore his recovery time will be determined post consultation with the surgeon.

19/02/2014