Best pens new Knights deal

03 March 2021 18:05:15 GMTPlus10

Newcastle Knights have announced teenage sensation Bradman Best has penned a new two-year contract extension with the club.

The talented centre was already under contract for the next two seasons, but they have moved quickly to tie him down for longer as rival clubs pay close attention.

It looks to be a very wise move by the Knights as best scored eight tries in 11 games last season and is expected to kick on and take his game to the next level in the 2021 NRL season.

Best has been with the club since signing on as a 15-year-old and he had no hesitation in committing his future for longer.

"I'm really happy to secure my future and am proud to be Knight until 2024," Best revealed after details of the deal were announced.

"I love this club. So does my family, with both Newcastle and the Central Coast being a home for us.

"We are just over the moon and now I can't wait to get out on McDonald Jones Stadium in front of big crowds again."

The new contract was announced at the club's season launch on Tuesday night, when the Knights also revealed who will lead them in the 2021 season opener.

It was announced that Daniel Saifiti and Jayden Brailey will be co-captains as the Knights face the Bulldogs in round one.

The game also has added significance for Saifiti, who will be playing in his 100th NRL match.

"It was a bit of a shock to be honest, to be named captain in my 100th game is pretty special, I had no idea," he said.

The Knights are priced at 67.00 to win the NRL grand final.

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