Newcastle coach Nathan Brown Photo: Getty Images
Knights coach Nathan Brown has premiership-winning forward Matt Prior on his radar for next year, reports www.foxsports.com.au.
Prior is off-contract at the Sharks and could command big money at Newcastle.
“They have identified the forward as an ideal candidate to join Matt Scott and the Saifiti twins in the engine room next season,” reports www.foxsports.com.au.
Matt Prior and Andrew Fifita celebrate premiership win Photo: Getty Images
The Sharks prop finished last season in 'beast mode', becoming one of the most improved forwards of 2016.
He was one of the NRL champs’ best in its charge towards the club’s maiden premiership, doing an immense job covering for injured skipper Paul Gallen and suspended Wade Graham.
His high-workmate and aggressive attitude would be a great addition to a Newcastle pack brimming with talent.
Prior's Massive 2016 Season