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Knights call up Chris Adams to NRL squad

The man who helped get Chris Adams his first shot at NRL believes he isbetter equipped to take an unexpected second chance with the Newcastle Knights.
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BACK IN THE BIG TIME: Chris Adams training with the Knights in 2012. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

The Lakes premiership-winning captain has been called up from the local competitionjust a few days after being named in the NSW Country team and leading the Newcastle Rebels representative sideto thetitlewith a man-of-the-match performance.

The Knights confirmed signing the29-year-old hooker, who played three NRL games for Newcastlein 2012, on Wednesday as cover for first-choice No.9Danny Levi and togivethe squad more depth ahead of the June 30 transfer deadline.Levi is dealing withback issues and may require surgery.

Rebels coach Todd Edwards, who first mentored Adams at Cessnockin 2009, said the time was right for another crack at the big time.

“He has beenthere before, but he is much more mature now,” Edwards said. “He’sa phenomenal talent, has been in tremendous form and deserves the reward. Now he has nothing to lose.”

Knights football manager Darren Mooney confirmed Leviwas “managing” a back injury but was still set to start for last-placed Newcastle against the Raiders in Canberra on Sunday. At the same time, Adamswill playNSW Cup against Canterbury at No.2 Sportsground. Next week hestarts training full-time with the top squad for the rest of the season.

“We wouldn’t be doing that if we didn’t think he was up to playing first grade,” Mooney said.

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