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Renowned Newcastle Herald sports journalist Barry Toohey interviews a legend of NSW rugby league and the Newcastle Knights each week, bringing his years of reporting experience - and extensive industry contacts - to offer a unique and in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the state's most popular sport. Toohey's News, The Podcast is a production of the Newcastle Herald sports desk.
 
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There has been two names dominating the news coming from the Newcastle Knights this week - Kalyn Ponga and Kurt Mann. Ponga and Mann remain in the spotlight after they were filmed being escorted out of a toilet cubicle at Hotel Delany on Saturday night. Both Newcastle and the NRL say they have no reason to be concerned that drugs could be involved,…
 
The Newcastle Knights have signed long-serving North Queensland Cowboys official Peter Parr as their new director of football. Parr, a born-and-bred Novocastrian, was a premiership-winning centre for South Newcastle in the district competition in the late 1980s before leaving his home town for coaching and administrative roles with the Western Reds…
 
It has been a sensational week for the Newcastle Knights. After a shocking defeat to the Bulldogs at the weekend, raising tensions and frustrations among fans, it emerged star player David Klemmer would be left out of the side for their clash with West Tigers on Sunday. Klemmer was issued a show-cause notice on Tuesday for reportedly failing to com…
 
Russell Richardson may have started his career in rugby league, but it has been as a Newcastle publican that he has left his mark on the city. In a wide-ranging interview on this week's episode of Toohey's News: The Podcast, Richardson joins host Barry Toohey to look back on his career after rugby league, and the Newcastle Knights, which began with…
 
These days, former South Newcastle coach Ben Cross is tied up with the Ipswich Jets, but his long and storied career rugby league and the NRL has come in contact with some of the biggest names in the sport. From appearances with the Raiders, Storm and Newcastle Knights, to a more than 40 rugby league games in England, coaching in the Newcastle loca…
 
Take a seat in the trainers' stand at the back of Broadmeadow Racecourse's grandstand and ask Kris Lees why he hasn't left Newcastle for the big smoke and he will tell you. "I grew up there," pointing towards the red brick cottage near one end of the Broadmeadow Racecourse's long straight. "I went to school there," with a nod to Merewether High Sch…
 
Taree boy Adam Woolnough only ever wanted to play for the Knights and finished with more than 100 NRL games for the club before falling foul of coach Brian Smith's controversial player clean-out in 2007. He takes us through what happened and how it affected the main players. After stints with Penrith and a final season with competition powerhouse M…
 
Willie Peters has just been appointed the new head coach of Hull KR in the English Super League next year but says he has unfinished business in his final season as assistant coach of the struggling Newcastle Knights. Peters, whose own playing career included 76 top level games with South Sydney and St George and an English Challenge Cup grand fina…
 
Jayden Brailey talks personal "embarrassment" and his journey back from long-term injury. His return can't come quick enough for the embattled Newcastle Knights. After missing all but two games of the 2020 season because of a serious knee injury, Brailey was again struck down, this time by a ruptured Achilles, suffered during pre-season training ba…
 
The news broke this week that Garth Brennan would part ways with the Newcastle Knights after nine months as Pathways Manager. With Baz off on holiday, we're revisiting Brennan's first appearance on Toohey's News back in May 2021, to look back on his coaching career, motivations, and passion for rugby league and junior player development. See omnyst…
 
The former Brisbane Broncos head coach Anthony Seibold, who left the club in highly controversial circumstances, only to join the Newcastle Knights coaching ranks in a consultant capacity, opens up on his early years coaching and how he has recovered from the controversy that almost brought him undone. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy inform…
 
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