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Top 5: Mullen's replacement

  • Top 5: Mullen's replacement

Top 5 candidates to fill the boots of Jarrod Mullen. This week I thought I would take a look at the Knight options to fill the number 6 jersey vacated by Jarrod Mullen.

5). Darius Boyd – Although the Knights best option at Fullback, he impressed playing at second receiver in their trial win over Canberra in Tamworth last Saturday.

4). Ryan Stig – What’s happened to this bloke. Ever since he made a comment on Twitter last year, he has disappeared off the face of the earth. Although not contracted to Newcastle this year, it would be great to see the stig back.

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3). Kevin Walters – If Wayne Bennett gets really desperate, he could call upon his assistant coach and former Bronco, Queensland and Australian five/eight.

2).  Michael Dobson – He may just get the nod for Round 1. The new recruit can play either five/eight or halfback and hooker. We could see him rotated with Travis Waddell at hooker and Kurt Gidley.

1). Kurt Gidley – He is the clubs most realistic option to replace Mullen. He will get the job done and will be a good influence with his work ethic for halfback Tyrone Roberts.

So from my top 5 Newcastle have 3 solid options to fill the boots of Mullen. But with Brad Fitler and Steve Menzies making comebacks in the Auckland Nines, maybe the other two are half a chance.

Who would you pick for Round 1 or anyone from the past you think is worth a crack? 

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