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2011 Newcastle Knights season

2011 Newcastle Knights season
NRL Rank8th
Play-off resultQualifying Finalists
2011 recordWins: 12; Draws: 0; Losses: 13
Points scoredFor: 478; Against: 443
Team information
CEOSteve Burraston, Matthew Gidley
CoachRick Stone
Captain
StadiumHunter Stadium
Avg. Attend.19,186
High. Attend.30,729
Top scorers
TriesAkuila Uate (20)
GoalsKurt Gidley (55)
PointsKurt Gidley (130)
2010 2012 >

The 2011 Newcastle Knights season was the 24th in the club's history. Coached by Rick Stone and captained by Kurt Gidley, they competed in the NRL's 2011 Telstra Premiership, finishing the regular season in 8th place (out of 16), thus reaching the finals. The Knights lost to the Melbourne Storm in their Qualifying Final.

Milestones

Squad

Newcastle Knights
2011 NRL premiership squad Extended squad players Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coaches


Legend:
  • (c) Captain(s)
  • (vc) Vice captain(s)

Updated: 31 December 2011
Source(s): Newcastle Knights Profiles,
Rugby League Project

Transfers and Re-signings

Gains

Player/Coach Previous Club Length
Chris Adams Cessnock Goannas 2011
Ethan Cook Newcastle Knights NYC Promoted
Neville Costigan St. George Illawarra Dragons 2013
Beau Henry St. George Illawarra Dragons 2013
Chris Houston Free agent 2012
Siuatonga Likiliki New Zealand Warriors 2012
Kyle O'Donnell Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 2012
Api Pewhairangi Newcastle Knights NYC Promoted
Chad Redman Newcastle Knights NYC Promoted
Steve Southern North Queensland Cowboys 2011
Ryan Stig Northern Pride RLFC 2011
Mitch Williams Newcastle Knights NYC Promoted

Losses

Player/Coach Club
Daniel Abraham Kurri Kurri Bulldogs
Ben Cross Leeds Rhinos
Scott Dureau Catalans Dragons
Jimmy Fawcett Umina Bunnies
Byron Fruean Sydney Roosters
George Ndaira Wests Tigers
Steve Simpson Retirement
Sione Tovo Wests Tigers
Cooper Vuna Melbourne Rebels

Re-signings

Player Re-signed to
Chris Adams 2012
Ethan Cook 2012
Marvin Filipo 2012
Kurt Gidley 2015
Matt Hilder 2013
Peter Mata'utia 2013
Kevin Naiqama 2012
Wes Naiqama 2014
Api Pewhairangi 2012
Chad Redman 2012
Tyrone Roberts 2012
Junior Sa'u 2013
Ryan Stig 2013
Zane Tetevano 2013
Evarn Tuimavave 2012

Player contract situations

2011 (left) 2012 2013 2014 2015
Josh Ailaomai[1] Chris Adams[2] Neville Costigan[3] Jarrod Mullen[4] Kurt Gidley[5]
Cameron Ciraldo[6] Ethan Cook[7] Matt Hilder[8] Wes Naiqama[9]
Isaac De Gois[10] Joel Edwards[11] Peter Mata'utia[12]
Beau Henry[13] Richard Fa'aoso[14] James McManus[15]
Marvin Karawana[16] Marvin Filipo[17] Junior Sa'u[18]
Antonio Kaufusi[19] Chris Houston[20] Ryan Stig[21]
Keith Lulia[22] Siuatonga Likiliki[23] Zane Tetevano[24]
Adam MacDougall[25] Kevin Naiqama[26] Akuila Uate[27]
Shannon McDonnell[28] Kyle O'Donnell[29]
Constantine Mika[30] Api Pewhairangi[31]
Cory Paterson[32] Chad Redman[33]
Ben Rogers[34] Tyrone Roberts[35]
Steve Southern[36] Zeb Taia[37]
Mark Taufua[38] Evarn Tuimavave[39]
Daniel Tolar[40]
Mitch Williams[41]
Simon Williams[42]

Ladder

Pos. Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 19 - 5 2 521 308 213 42
2 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles (P) 24 18 - 6 2 539 331 208 40
3 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 18 - 6 2 511 372 139 40
4 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 15 - 9 2 519 430 89 34
5 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 24 14 1 9 2 483 341 142 33
6 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 14 - 10 2 504 393 111 32
7 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 14 - 10 2 532 480 52 32
8 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 12 - 12 2 478 443 35 28
9 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 12 - 12 2 449 489 -40 28
10 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 11 - 13 2 531 562 -31 26
11 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 10 - 14 2 417 500 -83 24
12 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 9 - 15 2 430 517 -87 22
13 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 7 - 17 2 428 557 -129 18
14 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 6 1 17 2 385 538 -153 17
15 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 6 - 18 2 423 623 -200 16
16 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 6 - 18 2 363 629 -266 16

Jerseys and sponsors

In 2011, the Knights' jerseys were made by XBlades and their major sponsor was Coal & Allied.

2011 Home Jersey 2011 Away Jersey 2011 Close the Gap Jersey 2011 Heritage Jersey
Newcastle Knights home jersey 2011.png Newcastle Knights away jersey 2010.svg Newcastle Knights heritage jersey 2009.png

Fixtures

Pre-season trials

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Tries Goals Attendance
Saturday, 5 February Trial 1 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Wingham Park 22 – 22 J.Edwards, C.Houston, C.Adams, S.Williams P.Mata'utia (3/4)
Sunday, 13 February Trial 2 Fijibaticolours.PNG Fiji Bati EnergyAustralia Stadium 72 – 0 P.Mata'utia (2), J.Ailaomai (2), K.Lulia, B.Henry, E.Cook, Z.Tetevano, S.Williams, C.Adams, K.Naiqama, W.Naiqama, S.Likiliki, A.Pewhairangi W.Naiqama (3), P.Mata'utia (3), B.Henry (2) 2000
Saturday, 19 February Trial 3 Penrith Panthers square flag icon with 2017 colours.svg Penrith Panthers Regional Stadium, Port Macquarie 22 – 28 M.Karawana, E.Tuimavave, I.De Gois, M.Taufua W.Naiqama (2), C.Paterson (1)
Saturday, 26 February Trial 4 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Olympic Park, Muswellbrook 32 – 10 J.Sa'u (2), I.De Gois (2), A.Uate, S.McDonnell K.Gidley (3), W.Naiqama (1)
Legend:   Win   Loss   Draw

Regular season

2011 Regular season fixtures

Statistics

Name Appearances Tries Goals Field Goals Points Captain Age
Cameron Ciraldo 14 1 0 0 4 0 27
Neville Costigan 15 3 0 0 12 0 26
Isaac De Gois 17 1 0 0 4 0 27
Joel Edwards 22 0 0 0 0 0 23
Richard Fa'aoso 22 2 0 0 8 0 27
Marvin Filipo 2 0 0 0 0 0 24
Kurt Gidley 18 5 55 0 130 18 29
Beau Henry 6 2 0 0 8 0 21
Matt Hilder 21 4 0 0 16 0 29
Chris Houston 25 3 0 0 12 0 26
Marvin Karawana 6 0 0 0 0 0 25
Antonio Kaufusi 24 2 0 0 8 0 27
Siuatonga Likiliki 2 0 0 0 0 0 21
Keith Lulia 13 2 0 0 8 0 24
Adam MacDougall 9 4 1 0 18 0 36
Peter Mata'utia 5 2 0 0 8 0 21
Shannon McDonnell 7 4 0 0 16 0 24
James McManus 23 10 0 0 40 0 25
Constantine Mika 2 0 0 0 0 0 22
Jarrod Mullen 21 2 0 0 8 5 24
Wes Naiqama 17 4 21 0 58 2 29
Cory Paterson 7 3 0 0 12 0 24
Tyrone Roberts 7 0 0 0 0 0 20
Ben Rogers 2 0 0 0 0 0 26
Junior Sa'u 21 4 0 0 16 0 24
Steve Southern 7 0 0 0 0 0 29
Ryan Stig 13 1 2 0 8 0 22
Zeb Taia 5 2 0 0 8 0 27
Mark Taufua 10 0 0 0 0 0 30
Zane Tetevano 5 1 0 0 4 0 21
Daniel Tolar 14 0 0 0 0 0 29
Evarn Tuimavave 20 0 0 0 0 0 27
Akuila Uate 23 20 0 0 80 0 24
Totals 25 82 79 0 486 - Average: 25

33 players used.

Source:[43]

Representative honours

The following players appeared in a representative match in 2011.

Australia

Cook Islands

Indigenous All Stars

Italy

Junior Kangaroos

New South Wales

New South Wales Country

New South Wales Residents

New South Wales under-18s

NRL All Stars

Queensland under-18s

Tonga

Individual honours

Dally M awards

Dally M Winger of the Year


Newcastle Knights awards

Player of the Year

  • National Youth Competition (NYC) Player of the Year: Sam Anderson

Players' Player

  • National Youth Competition (NYC) Players' Player: Sam Anderson

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