With Origin not too far away I thought I would pick my top 5 Queenslanders that have represented Newcastle.
1). Robbie O’Davis – Probably the only Queensland that Novacastrians still liked at origin time.
2). Adrian Brunker – Archy played 3 games for the mroons between 1992-93.
3). Mike McLean – A back rower who played 1 season with the Knights and represented his state on 5 occasions between 1991-92.
4). Darius Boyd – Since moving to Newcastle he has represented Queensland 9 times, overall he has played 17 games for the banana benders.
5) Michael Hagan – If it wasn’t for some bloke they called the king, Hagan would have played a lot more for Queensland but he did manage 5 games between 1989-90.
There have been several other Queenslanders to play for the Knights but no go on and play for their state. Jeff Doyle and Leo Dynevor are two. Can you think of any others?