The race to sign Trent Hodkinson was on and it is the Newcastle Knights who have snared his signature, signing the representative halfback on a three-year deal from 2016.
The rumours persisted for some weeks as to where the NSW halfback would head to next and after much speculation, it was the Knights where Hodkinson settled.
Making his debut as a Manly Sea Eagles player back in 2010, it was the year after in 2011, that saw Hodkinson join current club, the Canterbury Bulldogs.
With 109 first-grade games played in his career to date, the move signals a new challenge for Hodkinson and a new era for the Knights.
Knowing that they have signed the halfback, the Knights future plans are building, as CEO Matt Gidley praised the signing of the NSW representative.
â€œTrentâ€™s signing is a major coup for our Club,â€ CEO Matt Gidley said on Monday.
â€œTrent is the current NSW halfback and has proven on many occasions, in grand finals and Origin matches, his ability to steer his team to victory.
â€œOur Club has a young and talented back line in place and we look forward to Trent assisting our team to realise their potential.â€