SHOULD an NRL match have 20 penalties or four penalties? Newcastle coach Brian Smith says the league should make up its mind.
NEWCASTLE'S habit of starting poorly will be put to the test on Saturday as the Knights face ladder leaders Gold Coast.
IT'S been lauded as one of the greatest tries by a prop but Sydney Roosters front rower Mark O'Meley wasn't impressed.
ADAM MacDougall has been ruled out of Newcastle's trip to NZ as the Knights plan to stick with the same 17-man squad which has delivered a strong start to 2008.
A field goal to rookie halfback Scott Dureau three minutes into goal-point extra time gave Newcastle a 13-12 NRL victory over Manly at Energy Australia Stadium.
MANLY hooker Matt Ballin says he's modelled his career on the man he faces on Saturday night, Newcastle Test star Danny Buderus.
RELIEVED Newcastle captain Danny Buderus admits he had no idea how the rebuilt Knights would go in Saturday night's NRL opener against Canberra.
NEWCASTLE skipper Danny Buderus will quit the NRL at the end of the season to link with English Super League heavyweights Leeds.
NEWCASTLE have announced the re-signing of Test star Kurt Gidley to a new three-year deal, keeping him at the club until at least 2012.