The NRL have discussed moving the Newcastle Knights to Ipswich in QLD, reports The Daily Telegraph.
The Triple M Grill Team’s Matty Johns says he’s been aware of the rumours but had dismissed them at the time. But, the discussions keep getting louder.
Matty Johns and the Daily Tele’s Phil Rothfield discuss if this will really happen. Listen to the audio below.
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The Daily Telegraph have reported that the NRL discussed moving the Newcastle Knights to Ipswich in QLD
The move has been seen as a threat, by the NRL, aimed at finding a new owner for the struggling Knights.
The Knights have been under NRL ownership since mining magnate Nathan Tinkler's downfall two years ago, with the NRL desperate to find a new owner for the club.
According to the Daily Telegraph's Phil Rothfield, the Newcastle side were actually in a real danger of being relocated if a buyer could not be found.
These latest rumours are believed to be an effort to get the Hunter-based Wests Leagues Club to purchase the Knights.
The NRL are hoping talk of a move will force Wests' hand into a bid, thus keeping the Knights in the league-mad region, according to Rothfield.
Knights legend, and Triple M Grill Team member, Matty Johns has said "They wouldn't want to do it, not in my lifetime or my grandkids"
Broadcasters and the NRL have always been keen for a fourth club in Queensland