The Newcastle Knights have re-signed powerful forward Steve Simpson for another four years.
After being courted by up to six NRL clubs for his signature, the Singleton junior looks set to remain a one-club man and will wear the blue and red until at least the end of the 2010 season.
�Steve Simpson epitomises everything the club is about and is arguably one of the toughest players to ever pull on a Knights jersey,� said Knights Operations Manager, Stephen Crowe.
�His leadership and the strength he brings to our team is a huge asset and we�re extremely happy he�s decided his future is in Newcastle.�
Simpson made his First Grade debut in 1999 against Parramatta, he�s since played for Australia on six occasions. His representative career to date also includes nine State of Origin appearances and three caps for New South Wales Country.
�Simpson is one of the best local success stories this club has ever produced and his signature is a major boost for the Knights future,� said Knights CEO, Ken Conway.
�His retention was a major priority and I think we�re all breathing a collective sigh of relief over the deal being finalised.�