Exiled Newcastle star Jesse Ramien has spoken publicly for the first time since being unceremoniously shown the door by the Knights mid-season.
The Hunter club dropped a rugby league bombshell a fortnight ago when coach Nathan Brown told the 22-year-old centre he didn’t have to return to the club following training on a Wednesday.
Ramien was axed following the team’s Round 18 loss to the Roosters, and days later was told to find a new club as soon as possible.
It was rumoured he had fallen out with Brown and possibly members of the playing group.
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But breaking his silence on NITV’s rugby league program Over The Black Dot, Ramien denied there was any ill feeling towards anyone involved with Newcastle.
“At the end of the day it didn’t work out," Ramien said.
Jesse Ramien of the Knights is looking for a new club.Source:AAP
“Their style of play and my style of play didn’t click as much as we would have liked it to.
“It’s a great club, not a bad thing to say about the club and I got on great with all the boys there.
“These things happen in footy I guess and it’s time to move on.
“I really enjoyed my time there. When I left the bush I pretty much grew up in Newy.”
Ramien and his management are now weighing up his options for the 2020 NRL season.
North Queensland, Canterbury, and Cronulla are all said to be interested in his services for next season.
Ramien wouldn’t give too much away but did drop a hint on his future.
“It’s going to be pretty tough, my next decision. It’s a big one, I’m at an important part of my career,” he said.
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“I’m just looking for somewhere I can do what I do best. I like to get the ball early, somewhere that has halves who like to do that.
“I think there’s a few teams out there that play that style of footy and that’s something I can see myself being a part of.
“It’s always a confidence builder when clubs are wanting you. I probably haven’t had the best year, but to feel wanted is definitely a confidence booster.”
Originally published asExiled NRL star drops big contract hint
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