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Former Australian dual International Timana Tahu, has today confirmed he will be returning home to the Newcastle Knights after signing a two year contract, commencing in 2012.
The 30 year old Central Charlestown Junior, currently sidelined with a torn pectoral muscle, is looking forward to his return to the Newcastle Knights.
"I am so excited about coming home to the Knights at a time when the Club has commenced an exciting era with private ownership, a variety of new faces, a new stadium and the arrival of Wayne Bennett," said Tahu.
"My family is based in Newcastle and it will be a great feeling to again run out to a sea of red and blue in front of my family and friends."
"I would like to thank the Penrith club, its coaches and my team mates for their support and wish them all the best for the future," Tahu concluded.
Incoming Knights coach Wayne Bennett, who has previously coached Tahu in the Australian Team, was instrumental in securing Tahu to ensure he finishes his career with the Knights.
Tahu debuted with the Knights as an 18 year old and famously scored the match winning try in the 2001 NRL Grand Final.
He was the Knights leading try scorer in 2000, 2001 and 2002 having scored 82 tries for the club. Timana also made 11 State of Origins, 5 Kangaroo and 4 Wallaby appearances.
Unfortunately, Timana is unavailable for comment due to receiving medical treatment.