The Knights’ roster remains in a period of transition, and as a result, their interest in different players is likely to remain fluid.
Two players apparently no longer of interest to Newcastle are Warriors hooker Issac Luke and Knights winger White Lightning, according to WWOS reporter The Mole.
In the case of Luke, the Knights had been in negotiations with the Kiwi Test star, and were believed to be favourites for his signature. However, with Sharks hooker James Segeyaro believed to be available, the report suggests that he’s now their primary target.
The case of Lightning is a bit more complicated, with the popular winger still under contract for another two seasons.
However, with the Knights having bolstered their backline for next year with the additions of Jesse Ramien and Edrick Lee, Lightning is now surplus to requirements, and it’s believed that the club have notified NRL and Super League clubs that he’s for sale.
Luke has played 254 first grade games for the Warriors and Rabbitohs, and 42 Tests for New Zealand.
Lightning has played 60 first grade games for the Knights.