Giants & Knights: Player Swap!

The Newcastle Knights and Hudderfield Giants have agreed to terms in principle, with Jake Mamo heading to Giants and in return the Knights receive Joe Wardle.

Jake Mamo, 22, desire to move to the Giants has been known for months and will now link up with former Newcastle Coach and current Giants coach Rick Stone.

Mamo who is reportedly unhappy with his place at the Knights wanted out of the hunter and the club has agreed on his release and will receive Joe Wardle in return on a 2-year deal.


Jake Mamo won the Brian Carlson Club-Andrew Johns Medal as the Knights’ best under-17 player in 2012. He played for the Newcastle Knights’ NYC team in 2013 and 14. Winning the Knights NYC Players’ Player of the Year award in 2013.

Mamo who was originally contracted with the Knights until the end of the 2017 season, has been released by the Knights allowing him to head to England, where it is believed he has signed a 2-year-contract with the Giants.

Mamo has played 29 games for the Newcastle Knights and has scored 11 tries, since his debut in the 2014 season.


Joe Wardle, 25, is a very handy pickup for the Knights, as he offers coach Nathan Brown the versatility to play him in the centres or the second-row.

Wardle has represented Scotland on 6 occasions and is understood to have signed a 1-year-deal with the Knights with a second year option. Wardle will join the club for pre-season training mid January.