Newcastle have signed Kurt Mann on a three-year contract from St George Illawarra.
Mann can cover hooker, full-back, centre, half-back and even loose forward. He has signed with the Knights with a view of further development as a hooker.
The 25-year-old spent time at Newcastle during his junior days, before making his NRL debut for Melbourne Storm back in 2014. He has 90 first-grade appearances to date.
On signing Mann, Newcastle coach Nathan Brown commented: “We identified Kurt as a player of interest quite some time ago.
“We believe Kurt has the potential to become a hooker and his ability to play a range of positions is an added bonus in today’s game.
“Kurt has expressed a desire to secure a regular position and he’ll be given every opportunity to do that.”
On his move to the Knights, Mann said: “I’m really excited to return to the club.
“It all began for me in Newy. I left Queensland as a young kid and was fortunate enough to play SG Ball and 20s for the Knights.
“It’s a homecoming of sorts. I can’t wait to meet everyone and get to work.”