July 23, 2024

Knights extend contract for star prop; Flanno joins Dragons as “culture fit”: NRL Transfer Center

Knights forward Jacob Saifiti of Newcastle will remain with the team through 2027 after he signed a three-year extension.

With a career-high 2464 meters of running, the 27-year-old had one of his best seasons statistically in 2023.

In addition to his two appearances for NSW next season, Saifiti, who has played 142 games with the Knights, hopes to add more.

According to Knights Director of Football Peter Parr, “Jacob has demonstrated over the past few seasons that he is one of the most consistent middle forwards in the NRL.”

“We are thrilled that he has recommitted to the Knights, and we have no doubt that he still has his best football ahead of him.”

The Bulldogs have officially signed Sharks utility player Connor Tracey, their tenth new player for the upcoming season, to a three-year contract that runs from 2024 to 2026.

The Bulldogs released a statement saying, “The Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs are pleased to announce the signing of 27-year-old Connor Tracey.”

Football General Manager Phil Gould stated, “I’ve always admired Connor as a football player and I’m very excited he has joined our club.”

“We are really excited to have him join the team.”

After being officially released by the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks and signing a three-year contract with the Club this afternoon, Tracey is expected to join the Bulldogs squad soon.

According to The Daily Telegraph, Tracey was included in a trade that sent Michael


The Roosters have announced gun forward Nat Butcher has signed a three-year extension to remain with the Tricolours until at least the end of 2027.

The 26-year-old has played 126 games for the Roosters since making his debut in 2016, having featured in the 2019 grand final.

“I’ve been part of the Roosters since I was 17 and it’s my home,” Butcher said in a club statement.

“We’ve got a great crew here and I love that everyone in the building is committed to the same goal, so I’m stoked that I’ll continue to be part of this club.”

Roosters coach Trent Robinson was also excited that Butcher will remain in a Tricolours jersey for years to come.

“Nat was the captain of our Under 20s side and it’s been terrific to watch him develop as a leader in our NRL squad over the years,” Robinson said.

“He is a man of high integrity on and off the field, and with Nat you know that he will apply himself to everything he does.

“So it’s great that he will continue to represent the Roosters in the coming years.”

Butcher was also recognised for his off-field educational achievements by being named in the NRL’s 2023 Academic Team of the Year.

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