Knights to analyse deal
THE Newcastle Knights board will meet later today to dissect the $ 100 million takeover bid from coal magnate Nathan Tinkler. The deal was described by Knights chief executive Steve Burraston as the best in NRL history. The meeting was originally scheduled for yesterday, but was postponed 24 hours to allow all board members to analyse the hefty document in more detail. Incredibly, the deal described by club chairman Robert Tew as a ‘‘ mirage’’ less than a fortnight ago, was tagged by Burraston as the best ever offer to an NRL club.