As a player, Clint Newton was never the best. Not even close.
In a golden era for the Knights when the likes of Andrew Johns, Danny Buderus, Ben Kennedy, Matt Gidley and Steve Simpson reigned supreme, Newton was much more support act than star.
But what he did better than others, largely through effort and desire, was get every ounce of talent and ability out of himself to finish a 14-season career with more than 270 top grade games to his credit both here and in England.
And along the way, he also developed outstanding leadership qualities that fittingly culminated in him returning to the Knights to finish his career and leading a bunch of largely up-and-coming youngsters at the club to a NSW Cup premiership win.
He has put those same leadership qualities to great use ever since.
Newton joins Toohey's News: The Podcast host Barry Toohey this week to look back on a career stacked high with achievements.
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Season 2, Episode 15 is coming soon.