All good things must come to an end...at least until next season.
With the Knights out of the comp, Herald HQ is also hanging up the boots for the season.
But before we go, we thought you might like to read what expert analyst Barry Toohey thought of the season:
“After three consecutive wooden spoon seasons, the Knights had plenty of scope for improvement in 2018 and there is no question they made some decent strides off the back of some quality new recruits.
Kalyn Ponga was an absolute revelation and quickly silenced those [and there was plenty] who had suggested the club foolishly paid well over the odds for a young kid with it all to prove.
Mitchell Pearce, Aidan Guerra, Connor Watson, Slade Griffin and Herman Ese'ese were all new additions and among the team's best players, which was a big tick for the club's recruitment.
Dejected: The look on the faces of Knights players says it all as Newcastle ends the season with a disappointing 24-14 loss to the Dragons. Picture: Darren Pateman/AAP
Two wins to start the season raised expectations and off the back of Pearce's outstanding leadership, the Knights made some early waves. But they became little more than ripples when the chief playmaker was forced out for three months with a torn pec and as the injuries piled up, it became more than apparent the club's lack of depth would bite them hard. They finished a respectable 11th without ever really threatening to make a genuine run at a finals berth over the back half of the season.”
See you all next year!
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