Ex-Super League halfback makes Newcastle Knights switch

Former Hull KR and Wigan halfback Blake Green has signed for Newcastle Knights, after signing a deal for the remainder of the 2020 season.

Injuries to halves and hooker options Jayden Brailey, Connor Watson and Andrew McCullough forced the Knights into the market where they snapped up Green, who has spent the past two-and-a-half years with New Zealand Warriors.

The 33-year-old had a four year spell in Super League between 2011 and 2014, playing two seasons each for the Robins and Warriors, and won the Harry Sunderland Trophy in the latter’s 2013 Super League Grand Final win.

“I’ve previously worked with Blake, know the family well and he’s only going to compliment us,” Newcastle head coach Adam O’Brien said. “Further to that. I know he and Mitchell Pearce will complement each other. They share a lot of similar traits. They are educators and fiercely competitive.

“I have a responsibility to the players who are working their backsides off to keep fighting every day and give ourselves the best chance to win. Blake’s arrival helps us continue our fight and it’s something he’s excited to be part of.”

Green is in line to make his Newcastle debut this weekend when the Knights take on Wests Tigers on Saturday.

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