They are the 'Chosen Ones' - a mix of old and new, the now and the future.
Knights coach Adam O'Brien claims his new five-member leadership group and the process that came up with them will not only benefit the club in the short term this season but for the next decade.
"Probably even after I am long gone,"O'Brien said.
The group comprises veteran playmaker Blake Green and rising stars Jayden Brailey, Daniel Saifiti, Kalyn Ponga and Mitch Barnett.
O'Brien had input from his coaching staff as well as the playing group before announcing his new leaders on the final night of the club's week-long camp in Tamworth last week.
Former skipper Mitchell Pearce was not considered for an official role while the omission of seasoned prop David Klemmer has raised some eyebrows although he will still have a leadership role in behind the main group.
O'Brien will delay naming his captain until the Knights' season launch in March but Green is the clear frontrunner. He is the only one of the five with previous NRL captaincy experience and is seen as the perfect mentor for his younger co-leaders in what is likely to be his final season as a player at the club. But while Green will have the 'c' next to his name, it's understood O'Brien is keen to see all five players share the leadership role as much as possible.
It's expected Brailey and Ponga will represent the club when the NRL season officially launches.
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