Liam Knight

Liam Knight (born 15 January 1995) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who plays as a prop, lock and second-row forward for the South Sydney Rabbitohs in the NRL.

Liam Knight
Liam Knight Mounties.jpg
Personal information
Born (1995-01-15) 15 January 1995 (age 26)
Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
Height194 cm (6 ft 4 in)
Weight106 kg (16 st 10 lb)
Playing information
PositionProp, Lock, Second-row
Club
Years Team Pld T G FG P
2016 Manly Sea Eagles 1 0 0 0 0
2017–18 Canberra Raiders 9 1 0 0 4
2019– South Sydney 48 3 0 0 12
Total 58 4 0 0 16
As of 28 May 2021
Source: [1]

He previously played for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles and the Canberra Raiders in the National Rugby League.

BackgroundEdit

Knight was born in Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia and moved to New South Wales at a young age.

He played his junior rugby league for The Entrance Tigers and Berkeley Vale Panthers. He was then signed by the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.

Playing careerEdit

Early careerEdit

From 2013 to 2015, Knight played for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles' NYC team.[2] On 8 July 2015, he played for the New South Wales under-20s team against the Queensland under-20s team.[3]

2016Edit

In 2016, Knight graduated to the Sea Eagles' Intrust Super Premiership NSW team.[4] In March, he re-signed with the Sea Eagles on a 1-year contract.[5] In Round 15 of the 2016 NRL season, he made his NRL debut for the Sea Eagles against the Gold Coast Titans.[6][7] In September, he was released from the final year of his Sea Eagles contract to take up a 3-year contract with the Sydney Roosters starting in 2017.[8][9]

2017Edit

In June, Knight was released from his Roosters' contract to join the Canberra Raiders effective immediately on a contract until the end of 2019.[10]

2018Edit

In round 3 of the 2018 NRL season, he made his debut for Canberra in the 19-20 loss to the New Zealand Warriors at Canberra Stadium. In round 15 of the 2018 NRL season against the West Tigers, Knight scored his first NRL try in Canberra's 48-12 win at Campbelltown Stadium.

2019Edit

Knight made his debut for South Sydney in round 1 of the 2019 NRL season against rivals the Sydney Roosters at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Knight made a total of 23 appearances for Souths in 2019 as the club finished third on the table and qualified for the finals. Knight played in all three finals games for Souths as the club reached the preliminary final but were defeated by his former club Canberra 16-10 at Canberra Stadium.[11][12][13][14]

2020Edit

In week 2 of the NRL 2020 finals series, Knight played his 50th NRL game scoring a try in a 38-24 victory against Parramatta.[15]

He played a total of 19 games for Souths in the 2020 NRL season including all three of the club's finals matches.[16]

ControversyEdit

On 16 March 2016, Knight was charged with high range drink driving and exceeding the speed limit. Police claimed to have clocked him doing 137 kilometres per hour in a 70 kilometre zone. Knight was arrested, before being subjected to a breath test where he returned a blood alcohol reading of 0.176. He was also issued with a licence suspension notice and his licence was immediately confiscated. He was then stood down by the Sea Eagles.[17]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Liam Knight - Career Stats & Summary". Rugby League Project. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  2. ^ "K". Nyc Database. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  3. ^ "PAY'S SAY: NSW Under-20s side". NSWRL.com.au. Retrieved 9 July 2015.
  4. ^ NRL. "TEAMS | Intrust Super Premiership Rd 1". NSWRL. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Manly re-sign rising star Liam Knight". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  6. ^ "Updated team lists: Titans v Sea Eagles". NRL.com. 28 February 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  7. ^ NRL. "NRL Late Mail". Sea Eagles. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  8. ^ SMH.com.au (14 February 2016). "Knight signs with Roosters". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  9. ^ Roosters.com.au. "Roosters announce signing of two players". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Raiders sign Michael Oldfield and Liam Knight". Zero Tackle. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  11. ^ "South Sydney Rabbitohs beat Manly Sea Eagles 34-26 in NRL semi-final". ABC.
  12. ^ "Rabbitohs dig deep to eliminate Sea Eagles in finals thriller". NRL.
  13. ^ "Canberra Raiders end 25-year wait to reach NRL grand final with victory over Rabbitohs". The Guardian.
  14. ^ "Legend Steve Roach takes aim at NRL over Sam Burgess, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves charges". Fox Sports.
  15. ^ "WTF was that?! Eels implode with TWO howlers in 60 seconds of madness". www.foxsports.com.au.
  16. ^ "Penrith Panthers beat South Sydney Rabbitohs 20-16 to set up NRL grand final against Melbourne Storm". www.abc.net.au.
  17. ^ "Manly Sea Eagles' Liam Knight charged with speeding and high-range drink driving". Dailytelegraph.com.au. 16 March 2016. Retrieved 20 June 2016.

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