2012 Newcastle Knights season

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2012 Newcastle Knights season
NRL 12th
2012 record Wins: 10; Draws: 0; Losses: 14
Points scored For: 448; Against: 488
Team information
CEO Matthew Gidley
Coach Wayne Bennett
Captain
Stadium Hunter Stadium
Avg. Attend. 20,919
High. Attend. 29,482
Top scorers
Tries Akuila Uate (18)
Goals Tyrone Roberts (40)
Points Tyrone Roberts (92)
2011 2013 >

The 2012 Newcastle Knights season was the 25th in the club's history. Coached by Wayne Bennett and captained by Kurt Gidley, they competed in the NRL's 2012 Telstra Premiership, finishing the regular season 12th (out of 16).

Milestones[edit]

Squad[edit]

For the complete list of Newcastle Knights players, see List of Newcastle Knights players.
Newcastle Knights
2012 NRL premiership squad Extended squad players Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coaches


Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain
  • (gk) Goal kicker

Updated: 31 December 2012
Source(s): Newcastle Knights Profile,
Rugby League Project

Transfers and Re-signings[edit]

Gains[edit]

Player Previous Club Length
Sam Anderson Newcastle Knights NYC Promoted
Wayne Bennett (coach) St. George Illawarra Dragons 2015
Darius Boyd St. George Illawarra Dragons 2015
Danny Buderus Leeds Rhinos 2012
Mick Crawley (coach) North Queensland Cowboys 2014
Adam Cuthbertson St. George Illawarra Dragons 2014
Adrian Davis Newcastle Knights NSW Cup Promoted
Albert Kelly Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 2012
Daine Laurie Macquarie Scorpions 2012
Lorenzo Ma'afu Ipswich Jets 2012
Rodney Mason Newcastle Knights NYC Promoted
Chanel Mata'utia Newcastle Knights NYC Promoted
Alex McKinnon St. George Illawarra Dragons 2014
Maipele Morseau Newcastle Knights NYC Promoted
Tyler Randell Newcastle Knights NYC Promoted
Robbie Rochow Melbourne Storm 2012
Simione Sawene Fiji Under-20s Rugby Union team 2012
Warren Schillings Central Coast Centurions Promoted
Korbin Sims Newcastle Knights NYC Promoted
Will Smith Newcastle Knights NYC Promoted
Kade Snowden Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 2015
Timana Tahu Penrith Panthers 2013
Watisoni Votu Vuda Blues 2012
Mark Wade Merewether Carlton 2012

Losses[edit]

Player Club
Josh Ailaomai Sydney Roosters
Garth Brennan (coach) Penrith Panthers
Cameron Ciraldo Penrith Panthers
Isaac De Gois Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Andrew Dunemann (coach) Canberra Raiders
Beau Henry Gold Coast Titans
Marvin Karawana Hawke's Bay Rugby Union
Antonio Kaufusi London Broncos
Keith Lulia Bradford Bulls
Adam MacDougall Retirement
Shannon McDonnell Hull Kingston Rovers
Constantine Mika Hull Kingston Rovers
Cory Paterson North Queensland Cowboys
Api Pewhairangi Demoted
Ben Rogers Retirement
Craig Sandercock (coach) Hull Kingston Rovers
Steve Southern Wakefield Trinity Wildcats
Mark Taufua Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Daniel Tolar Retirement
Mitch Williams Released
Simon Williams Western Suburbs Rosellas

Re-signings[edit]

Player Re-signed to
Chris Adams 2013
Danny Buderus 2013
Adrian Davis 2013
Marvin Filipo 2013
Chris Houston 2014
Siuatonga Likiliki 2013
Rodney Mason 2013
Willie Mason 2014
Chanel Mata'utia 2013
Kevin Naiqama 2013
Tyler Randell 2015
Chad Redman 2013
Tyrone Roberts 2014
Robbie Rochow 2014
Korbin Sims 2013
Will Smith 2013

Player contract situations[edit]

2012 (left) 2013 2014 2015
Sam Anderson[1] Chris Adams[2] Adam Cuthbertson[3] Darius Boyd[4]
Ethan Cook[5] Danny Buderus[6] Dane Gagai[7] Kurt Gidley[8]
Joel Edwards[9] Neville Costigan[10] Chris Houston[11] Tyler Randell[12]
Richard Fa'aoso[13] Adrian Davis[14] Willie Mason[15] Kade Snowden[16]
Albert Kelly[17] Marvin Filipo[18] Alex McKinnon[19]
Daine Laurie[20] Matt Hilder[21] Jarrod Mullen[22]
Lorenzo Ma'afu[23] Siuatonga Likiliki[24] Tyrone Roberts[25]
Maipele Morseau[26] Rodney Mason[27] Robbie Rochow[28]
Wes Naiqama[29] Chanel Mata'utia[30]
Kyle O'Donnell[31] Peter Mata'utia[32]
Junior Sa'u[33] James McManus[34]
Simione Sawene[35] Kevin Naiqama[36]
Warren Schillings[37] Chad Redman[38]
Zeb Taia[39] Korbin Sims[40]
Evarn Tuimavave[41] Will Smith[42]
Watisoni Votu[43] Ryan Stig[44]
Mark Wade[45] Timana Tahu[46]
Zane Tetevano[47]
Akuila Uate[48]

Ladder[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 18 0 6 2 568 369 +199 40
2 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 17 0 7 2 579 361 +218 38
3 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 16 0 8 2 559 438 +121 36
4 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 24 16 0 8 2 497 403 +94 36
5 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 15 0 9 2 597 445 +152 34
6 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 13 0 11 2 545 536 +9 30
7 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 12 1 11 2 445 441 +4 29
8 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 12 0 12 2 481 447 +34 28
9 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 24 11 0 13 2 405 438 -33 26
10 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 11 0 13 2 506 551 -45 26
11 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 10 0 14 2 449 477 -28 24
12 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 10 0 14 2 448 488 -40 24
13 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 8 1 15 2 462 626 -164 21
14 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 8 0 16 2 497 609 -112 20
15 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 8 0 16 2 409 575 -166 20
16 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 6 0 18 2 431 674 -243 16

Jerseys and sponsors[edit]

In 2012, the Knights' jerseys were made by ISC and their major sponsor was Hunter Ports.

2012 Home Jersey 2012 Away Jersey 2012 Heritage Jersey
Newcastle Knights home jersey 2011.png Newcastle Knights 2012 Away Jersey.png Newcastle Knights 2012 Heritage Jersey.png

Fixtures[edit]

Pre-season trials[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance
Saturday, 11 February Trial 1 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Regional Sports Centre, Port Macquarie 18 – 18 J.McManus, K.Naiqama, M.Hilder K.Gidley (2/2), T.Roberts (1/1) 6,383
Saturday, 18 February Trial 2 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Olympic Park, Muswellbrook 22 – 18 A.Uate, J.McManus, K.Snowden, T.Tahu K.Gidley (3/4)
Legend:       Win       Loss       Draw

Regular season[edit]

2012 Regular season fixtures

Statistics[edit]

Name Appearances Tries Goals Field Goals Points Captain Age
Adams, ChrisChris Adams 3 0 0 0 0 0 26
Boyd, DariusDarius Boyd 22 3 0 0 12 0 25
Buderus, DannyDanny Buderus 22 2 0 0 8 17 34
Costigan, NevilleNeville Costigan 23 2 0 0 8 0 27
Cuthbertson, AdamAdam Cuthbertson 22 0 0 0 0 0 27
Edwards, JoelJoel Edwards 19 0 0 0 0 0 24
Fa'aoso, RichardRichard Fa'aoso 8 2 0 0 8 0 28
Filipo, MarvinMarvin Filipo 2 0 0 0 0 0 25
Gagai, DaneDane Gagai 12 5 0 0 20 0 21
Gidley, KurtKurt Gidley 5 1 14 0 32 5 30
Hilder, MattMatt Hilder 10 0 1 0 2 0 30
Houston, ChrisChris Houston 24 4 0 0 16 2 27
Mason, WillieWillie Mason 17 1 0 0 4 0 32
Mata'utia, PeterPeter Mata'utia 1 0 0 0 0 0 22
McKinnon, AlexAlex McKinnon 24 2 0 0 8 0 20
McManus, JamesJames McManus 19 10 0 0 40 0 26
Mullen, JarrodJarrod Mullen 24 8 0 0 32 0 25
Naiqama, KevinKevin Naiqama 8 7 0 0 28 0 23
Naiqama, WesWes Naiqama 6 1 9 0 22 0 30
O'Donnell, KyleKyle O'Donnell 1 0 0 0 0 0 22
Roberts, TyroneTyrone Roberts 18 3 40 0 92 0 21
Rochow, RobbieRobbie Rochow 8 1 0 0 4 0 22
Sa'u, JuniorJunior Sa'u 8 2 0 0 8 0 25
Snowden, KadeKade Snowden 19 0 0 0 0 0 26
Tahu, TimanaTimana Tahu 22 7 0 0 28 0 32
Taia, ZebZeb Taia 23 1 0 0 4 0 28
Tetevano, ZaneZane Tetevano 13 0 0 0 0 0 22
Tuimavave, EvarnEvarn Tuimavave 3 0 0 0 0 0 28
Uate, AkuilaAkuila Uate 22 18 0 0 72 0 25
Totals - 80 64 0 448 24 Average: 26

29 players used.

Source: [49]

Representative honours[edit]

The following players appeared in a representative match in 2012.

Australia

Junior Kangaroos

Junior Kiwis

New South Wales

New South Wales Country

New South Wales Residents

New South Wales Under 20s

NRL All Stars

Prime Minister's XIII

Queensland

Individual honours[edit]

Teams and squads[edit]

2012 National Youth Competition (NYC) Team of the Year

2012 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year


Dally M awards[edit]

2012 Dally M Winger of the Year


Newcastle Knights awards[edit]

Player of the Year[edit]

  • 2012 National Rugby League (NRL) Player of the Year: Chris Houston
  • 2012 National Youth Competition (NYC) Player of the Year: Adam Clydsdale

Players' Player[edit]

  • 2012 National Rugby League (NRL) Players' Player: Danny Buderus
  • 2012 National Youth Competition (NYC) Players' Player: Adam Clydsdale

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