A move away is sometimes the best thing for a player and Josh Starling has sought an opportunity with the Newcastle Knights, signing with the Novocastrians for the 2017 season.
The 26-year old forward has played in 67 NRL games to date with the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Manly Sea Eagles and is looking forward at the chance to add to that tally.
“It has all happened quickly but it is great to join the Knights,” Starling said.
“There is a lot of hard work ahead. There are no guarantees, so I have to train hard and earn my spot.
“There is a lot of young talent at the Club and that is exciting to be a part of.”
The qualities Starling has both on and off the field impressed coach Nathan Brown and he also looks forward to having Starling involved in the Knights setup.
“Josh is a good competitor, a great trainer and does a lot of wonderful work in the community,” coach Nathan Brown said.
“These are all qualities on and off the field that are important to have around our young squad.”