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Super League sides in race for young NRL half-back

Super League sides are chasing after one of Newcastle Knights young talents

According to reports down under a number of Super League sides are in a race to land Newcastle Knights half-back Ryan Rivett.

The Mole of Wide World of Sports has reported that the 21-year-old has been subject to interest from a handful of “cashed-up” Super League sides.

Rivett is currently behind former Super League playmakers Jackson Hastings and Jack Cogger, the former Huddersfield Giants man having joined ahead of 2024 from Penrith Panthers.

The club also have Tyson Gamble whilst Daly M winner Kalyn Ponga can also move into the halves with ease, something that’s left Rivett on the outside looking in.

Per The Mole, the Knights are “in danger of losing” his services with those Super League sides in pursuit of the 21-year-old’s services.

Rivett featured in the NRL trials in 2023 whilst also playing against The Dolphins, not looking out of place on either occasion.

Given the Knights’ talent ahead of him in the halves it’s reported by The Mole that despite the youngster currently being among the club’s top 30, the Knights may release him should he earn an offer from Super League.

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Adam Clune will debut for Huddersfield Giants against London Broncos

Adam Clune also moved to Super League from Newcastle Knights – (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

One Newcastle Knights half-back has already arrived in Super League ahead of the 2024 season with Huddersfield Giants having recruited 28-year-old Adam Clune.

The Australian replaces Theo Fages and brings with him a pedigree of almost 50 NRL games, however, he spent much of the 2023 campaign playing in the New South Wales Cup.

News of Clune heading to Huddersfield was first reported late on in the season before being confirmed by The Mole once again, the Giants beating out Hull FC to Clune’s signature.

The Australian debuted for the Giants this past weekend when Ian Watson’s side ran out as easy victors over newly-promoted London Broncos.

Despite the scores being close at half-time the home side put on a show in the second-half as they registered 30 unanswered points to sweep away the visiting Broncos.

New signing Adam Swift and Eliot Wallis starred as they bagged a hattrick and a brace a piece, however, Clune pulled the strings with head coach Ian Watson having spoken before the game on his importance.

Speaking about Clune and fellow NRL recruit Jack Murchie, Watson told the Giants YouTube channel:

“Them guys will start this game. I think it’s important that you build them up, it’s different if you think about in the NRL, they don’t really start their trial games getting towards the end of March, so it’s probably a little bit earlier for them.

“So they’ve been over in the pre-season finding the feet, gives them a little bit of a look of what Super League is, especially playing at home, to get to know what our home crowd’s like, what are the facilities are like, so they get comfortable in that environment as well.”

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