Newcastle coach granted extension

Newcastle Knights CEO, Steve Burraston and Coach, Brian Smith have agreed in principal to terms on a contract extension until the end of the 2010 season with performance triggers that could see his tenure further extended.

Club legal representatives are now drafting a contract which is expected to take the best part of the week to finalise.

When both parties are satisfied with the structure of the contract the Newcastle Knights will hold an official Media Conference and contract signing.