Simpson Signs Friday, July 14, 2006 - Newcastle Knights The Newcastle Knights are proud to announce Australian and New South Wales back rower, Steve Simpson, has agreed to terms for another four years. A Singleton junior, the 27-year-old has taken another step towards playing out a one club career, set to wear the blue and red until at least the end of the 2010 season. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“Steve Simpson epitomises everything the club is about and is arguably one of the toughest players to ever pull on a Knights jersey,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â said Knights Operations Manager, Stephen Crowe. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“His leadership and the strength he brings to our team is a huge asset and weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢re extremely happy heÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s decided his future is in Newcastle.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â Simpson made his First Grade debut in 1999 against Parramatta, heÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢s since played for Australia on six occasions. His representative career to date also includes nine State of Origin appearances and three caps for New South Wales Country. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“Simpson is one of the best local success stories this club has ever produced and his signature is a major boost for the Knights future,ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â said Knights CEO, Ken Conway. ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã…Â“His retention was a major priority and I think weÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã¢Â„Â¢re all breathing a collective sigh of relief over the deal being finalised.ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢Â‚Â¬Ã‚Â Where to now for Manly?? I suggest we all get down on our knees and beg for BK to give us another year!!