Veteran to return to the club where he made his name

Newcastle Knights have confirmed Dane Gagai will return to the club in 2022 on a three-year deal.

Gagai – who played over 100 games for the Knights in a period of six seasons – has established himself as one of the finest centres in the NRL in his 11 seasons in the competition.

And, now he is returning to the place where he burst onto the scene.

The current Queensland Origin centre and seven times-capped Australian international, Gagai will bring a wealth of experience to the Newcastle backline.

There has long been speculation about where Gagai would end up, but now the centre has decided to return to the Knights despite the interest of a number of other NRL clubs.

Head of Recruitment, Clint Zammit, said he couldn’t wait to see what Gagai could do for the club over the next three seasons.

“Dane is a very good player who has enjoyed success at every level of this game,” Zammit said.

He brings experience to our outside backs, which will not only benefit us on the field, but also help with the development of our younger players who will learn from both playing and training alongside him.

“He improves our squad, and we are excited to see him back at the club.”

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