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    Newcastle will be forced to find a new captain for 2021 after Mitchell Pearce stepped down from the role following a text messaging scandal involving an employee at the NRL club

    Newcastle will be forced to find a new captain for 2021 after Mitchell Pearce stepped down from the role following a text messaging scandal involving an employee at the NRL club

    - article from www.rugbyleague.co.nz

    The halfback's met with club staff and told the Knights' playing group of his decision ahead of his return to pre-season training today, where he'll also face the media for the first time since the alleged incident

    A replacement as skipper hasn't yet been determined, with a leadership shake-up already under consideration before Pearce dominated headlines over a Christmas period which saw him postpone his wedding due to the issue.

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