The Newcastle Knights have a clear vision for the future, and it shows – with the club re-signing talented young trio Tyrone Roberts (2 years), Tyler Sullivan (3 years) and Adrian Davis (1 year), all on new deals.

“This is further evidence of our commitment to our philosophy to hold onto our best young local talent,” CEO Matthew Gidley said.

“All three players are a product of our highly professional junior representative system who we hope with further development can achieve their dreams of representing our Club at the NRL level.”

Roberts, 20, who is playing in the NSW Cup for the most part – though has seen a spike in his first-grade game-time, in light of the injury to Kurt Gidley.

“Tyrone stood out in NYC last year and impressed the coaching staff over the pre-season,” High Performance Unit Manager Keith Onslow said.

“He is growing in confidence on and off the field and has the composure on the field beyond his years or experience.”

Sullivan, 19, is also a Knights junior, with the lock playing in his third season of NYC.

“Tyler is a mentally tough player, he is a good passer of the ball, competent defender and a tremendous kicker of the ball, both in general play and for goal,” Onslow added.

“His contract is a great reward for a good young kid coming through the grades here at the Knights.”

Davis, 22, has been around a little bit – having started his career at the Knights NYC, before moving to the Bulldogs, only to return to the Knights NYC side. He currently plays NSW Cup for the Knights.

“Adrian is a confident player on the field, he is not afraid to direct traffic and tell his teammates what to do,” Onslow said.

“He has a good passing and kicking game and Adrian will make the most of his opportunity with the Knights.”

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