Veteran hooker Danny Buderus will extend his career for a further year after signing a new deal with Newcastle.
Buderus, 34, re-joined the Knights at the start of the year on a one-year deal following a stint in Super League with Leeds.
He recently became the club’s second most capped player behind Tony Butterfield but says his main priority is to help the Knights out of their current slump.
“It means so much to me every time I run out in the Knights jersey and I just want to do everything I can to help the Club,” Buderus told the club’s website.
“I didn’t come back here expecting the fairy tale nor to just contribute, I want to have a positive influence on the place.
“Age isn’t an issue for me and if I didn’t feel like I could contribute I would give it away.
“I am pleased to have re-signed for another year and look forward to helping the team be successful on and off the field.”
Knights Chief Executive Matt Gidley praised Buderus’ approach to the game.
“Danny’s attitude, commitment and desire have been the cornerstone of his game for his entire career and continues to be the case,” he said.
“Danny’s leadership skills will also be extremely valuable as we look to integrate our next generation of Newcastle Knights.”