Danny Buderus has been recognised for his outstanding career, listed as one of four players to join the NRL Hall of Fame.
The premiership winning hooker played more than 250 games for Newcastle, including in the Knights’ 2001 grand final win over Parramatta.
A Taree United junior, the now 41-year-old made 21 appearances for New South Wales, along with 24 for the Kangaroos.
Following his retirement, the Dally M medal winner moved into coaching, serving as the interim head coach for the Knights during the second half of the 2015 season.
He later moved into commentary.
New Zealand greats Stacey Jones and Ruben Wiki, along with St George Dragons legend Craig Young have also been recognised.
The four will be formally honoured on Wednesday night.