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.