Newcastle Knights agree to terms with Test prop Kade Snowden
From: The Daily Telegraph
May 10, 2011 12:50PM
KADE Snowden has finally agreed to terms with Newcastle after a meeting with cashed-up Knights owner Nathan Tinkler sealed the deal yesterday.
Sources in Hunter Valley have told The Daily Telegraph the meeting cleared the way for Snowden to become a Knight next year, although the new contract is yet to be signed.
An official announcement is expected within the next 24 hours. The length of the Knights deal is not known, but face-to-face negotiations between Snowden and Tinkler took place after the prop spent the weekend in Newcastle following his Test debut on Friday night.
The Sharks have been fighting an uphill battle to keep their star prop ever since he back-flipped on an extension in February, following an 11th-hour plea from Tinkler.
Cronulla upped their offer to $1.6 million over four years but Snowden’s desire to return home and live close to his family and friends in Newcastle has delivered Tinkler his first big scalp since taking charge of the club in March.