2013 Newcastle Knights season
|2013 Newcastle Knights season|
|Play-off result||Grand Final Qualifier Finalists|
|2013 record||Wins: 14; Draws: 1; Losses: 12|
|Points scored||For: 528; Against: 422|
|Tries||James McManus (19)|
|Goals||Tyrone Roberts (48)|
|Points||Tyrone Roberts (120)|
The 2013 Newcastle Knights season was the 26th in the club's history. Coached by Wayne Bennett and captained by Kurt Gidley, they competed in the NRL's 2013 Telstra Premiership, finishing the regular season in 7th place (out of 16), thus reaching the finals. The Knights then came within one match of the grand final but were knocked out by eventual premiers, the Sydney Roosters.
- 1 Milestones
- 2 Squad
- 3 Transfers and Re-signings
- 4 Ladder
- 5 Jerseys and sponsors
- 6 Fixtures
- 7 Statistics
- 8 Representative honours
- 9 Individual honours
- 10 References
- Round 1: Beau Scott made his debut for the club, after previously playing for the St. George Illawarra Dragons.
- Round 1: Jeremy Smith made his debut for the club, after previously playing for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.
- Round 1: Travis Waddell made his debut for the club, after previously playing for the Canberra Raiders.
- Round 3: David Fa'alogo made his debut for the club, after previously playing for the Huddersfield Giants.
- Round 3: Korbin Sims made his NRL debut for the club.
- Round 4: Adam Cuthbertson scored his 1st try for the club.
- Round 4: Chris Houston played his 100th game for the club.
- Round 5: Jarrod Mullen played his 150th career game, which was also his 150th for the club.
- Round 6: Joseph Leilua made his debut for the club, after previously playing for the Sydney Roosters.
- Round 7: David Fa'alogo scored his 1st try for the club.
- Round 7: James McManus scored his 50th try for the club, which was also his 50th career try.
- Round 9: Adam Clydsdale made his NRL debut for the club.
- Round 9: Kurt Gidley played his 200th career game, which was also his 200th for the club.
- Round 10: David Fa'alogo played his 150th career game.
- Round 10: Joseph Leilua scored his 1st try for the club.
- Round 11: Akuila Uate played his 100th career game, which was also his 100th for the club.
- Round 12: Josh Mantellato made his NRL debut for the club, scored his 1st try and kicked his 1st goal for the club, which were also his 1st career try and goal.
- Round 13: Wayne Bennett coached his 670th career game, becoming the most experienced coach ever in the National Rugby League.
- Round 14: Craig Gower made his debut for the club, after previously playing for the London Broncos.
- Round 16: James McManus scored 4 tries, equalling Darren Albert, Adam MacDougall, Andrew Johns, Cooper Vuna and Akuila Uate's record of most tries scored in a match by 1 player for the Knights.
- Round 17: Jeremy Smith played his 150th career game.
- Round 19: Craig Gower scored his 1st try for the club.
- Round 19: Kade Snowden played his 50th game for the club and scored his 1st try for the club.
- Round 21: Neville Costigan played his 50th game for the club.
- Round 21: Beau Scott scored his 1st try for the club.
- Round 22: Danny Buderus played his 250th career game, which was also his 250th for the club, breaking Andrew Johns' record of 249 games for most appearances for the Knights.
- Round 25: Kurt Gidley kicked his 400th try for the club, which was also his 400th career goal.
- Round 26: Danny Buderus kicked his 1st goal for the club, which was also his 1st career goal.
- Round 26: Jeremy Smith scored his 1st try for the club.
- Finals Week 1: Tyrone Roberts played his 50th career game, which was also his 50th for the club.
- Finals Week 2: Matt Hilder played his 200th career game and 100th game for the club.
- Finals Week 2: Willie Mason played his 250th career game.
Transfers and Re-signings
|Adam Clydsdale||Newcastle Knights NYC||Promoted|
|David Fa'alogo||Huddersfield Giants||2013|
|Mitchell Frei||Brisbane Broncos||2013|
|Craig Gower||London Broncos||2013|
|Joseph Leilua||Sydney Roosters||2014|
|Toka Likiliki||New Zealand Warriors||2014|
|Josh Mantellato||Newcastle Knights NSW Cup||Promoted|
|Pat Mata'utia||Newcastle Knights NYC||Promoted|
|Anthony Quinn||Melbourne Storm||2013|
|Ben Roose||Newcastle Knights NYC||Promoted|
|Nathan Ross||Newcastle Knights NSW Cup||Promoted|
|Beau Scott||St. George Illawarra Dragons||2016|
|Jeremy Smith||Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks||2015|
|Paterika Vaivai||Newcastle Knights NYC||Promoted|
|Travis Waddell||Canberra Raiders||2014|
Player contract situations
|2||South Sydney Rabbitohs||24||18||0||6||2||588||384||+204||40|
|4||Manly Warringah Sea Eagles||24||15||1||8||2||588||366||+222||35|
|8||North Queensland Cowboys||24||12||0||12||2||507||431||+76||28|
|9||Gold Coast Titans||24||11||0||13||2||500||518||−18||26|
|11||New Zealand Warriors||24||11||0||13||2||495||554||−59||26|
|14||St. George Illawarra Dragons||24||7||0||17||2||379||530||−151||18|
Jerseys and sponsors
|2013 Home Jersey||2013 Away Jersey|
|Saturday, 16 February||Trial 1||South Sydney Rabbitohs||BCU International Stadium||18 – 6||T.Roberts (2), M.Hilder||K.Gidley (1/1), T.Roberts (1/1), P.Mata'utia (1/1)|
|Saturday, 23 February||Trial 2||Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks||Scully Park||16 – 22||K.Naiqama, A.Uate, P.Mata'utia||K.Gidley (1/2), T.Roberts (1/1)|
|Legend: Win Loss Draw|
|Boyd, DariusDarius Boyd||26||11||0||0||42||0||26|
|Buderus, DannyDanny Buderus||15||1||1||0||6||0||35|
|Clydsdale, AdamAdam Clydsdale||2||0||0||0||0||0||20|
|Costigan, NevilleNeville Costigan||19||1||0||0||4||0||28|
|Cuthbertson, AdamAdam Cuthbertson||13||2||0||0||8||0||28|
|Fa'alogo, DavidDavid Fa'alogo||22||2||0||0||8||0||33|
|Gagai, DaneDane Gagai||23||5||0||0||20||0||22|
|Gidley, KurtKurt Gidley||14||2||38||0||84||11||31|
|Gower, CraigCraig Gower||6||1||0||0||4||0||35|
|Hilder, MattMatt Hilder||6||1||0||0||4||0||31|
|Houston, ChrisChris Houston||24||3||0||0||12||1||28|
|Leilua, JosephJoseph Leilua||19||13||0||0||52||0||22|
|Mantellato, JoshJosh Mantellato||1||1||3||0||10||0||26|
|Mason, WillieWillie Mason||22||0||0||0||0||0||33|
|McKinnon, AlexAlex McKinnon||19||2||0||0||8||0||21|
|McManus, JamesJames McManus||24||19||0||0||76||0||27|
|Mullen, JarrodJarrod Mullen||26||2||0||0||8||15||26|
|Naiqama, KevinKevin Naiqama||6||2||0||0||8||0||24|
|Quinn, AnthonyAnthony Quinn||4||1||0||0||4||0||30|
|Roberts, TyroneTyrone Roberts||27||6||48||0||120||0||22|
|Rochow, RobbieRobbie Rochow||27||2||0||0||8||0||23|
|Scott, BeauBeau Scott||16||2||0||0||8||0||29|
|Sims, KorbinKorbin Sims||12||0||0||0||0||0||21|
|Smith, JeremyJeremy Smith||19||2||0||0||8||0||33|
|Snowden, KadeKade Snowden||20||1||0||0||4||0||27|
|Tahu, TimanaTimana Tahu||5||2||0||0||8||0||33|
|Tetevano, ZaneZane Tetevano||8||1||0||0||4||0||23|
|Uate, AkuilaAkuila Uate||24||15||0||0||60||0||26|
|Waddell, TravisTravis Waddell||10||0||0||0||0||0||24|
29 players used.
The following players appeared in a representative match in 2013.
Indigenous All Stars
New South Wales
New South Wales City
New South Wales Country
New South Wales Residents
NRL All Stars
Papua New Guinea
- Neville Costigan (Captain)
Teams and squads
2013 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year
Dally M awards
2013 Top Try-scorer
- James McManus (19 tries)
Newcastle Knights awards
Player of the Year
- 2013 National Rugby League (NRL) Player of the Year: Darius Boyd
- 2013 New South Wales Cup Player of the Year: Kevin Naiqama
- 2013 National Youth Competition (NYC) Player of the Year: Adam Clydsdale
- 2013 National Rugby League (NRL) Players' Player: Danny Buderus
- 2013 New South Wales Cup Players' Player: Matt Hilder
- 2013 National Youth Competition (NYC) Players' Player: Jake Mamo
- 2013 National Rugby League (NRL) Coach's Award: Robbie Rochow
- 2013 New South Wales Cup Coach's Award: Mitchell Frei
- 2013 National Youth Competition (NYC) Coach's Award: Joseph Tapine
2013 Brian Carlson Club-Andrew Johns Medal
- "2013 player stats".