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Mitchell Barnett Wikipedia
Mitchell Barnett (born 15 April 1994) is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Newcastle Knights in the National Rugby League. He plays at lock and second-row. He previously played for the Canberra Raiders.
Born in Taree, New South Wales, Barnett played his junior rugby league for the Wingham Tigers, before being signed by the Newcastle Knights.
After playing in the lower grades at the Newcastle Knights, Barnett joined the Canberra Raiders. In 2013 and 2014, he played for the Raiders' NYC team.
In 2015, Barnett graduated to the Raiders' New South Wales Cup team, Mount Pritchard Mounties. On 10 April, he re-signed with the Raiders on a 2-year contract. On 3 May, he played for the New South Wales Residents against the Queensland Residents. In Round 22 of the 2015 NRL season, he made his NRL debut for the Raiders against the Wests Tigers. On 27 September, he won the 2015 New South Wales Cup Player of the Year award and was named at second-row in the 2015 New South Wales Cup Team of the Year. In November, after Barnett's management discovered his new Raiders contract for the next two seasons hadn't been lodged with the NRL, he opted to instead attempt to sign a more lucrative deal with the Gold Coast Titans. However, after the Raiders threatened legal action, the signed contract was discovered and lodged, Barnett returning to Canberra to honour the deal.
On 8 May, Barnett played for the New South Wales Residents against the Queensland Residents for a second year in a row. On 8 June, he rejoined the Newcastle Knights effective immediately on a contract until the end of 2017, after being released from the final two years of his Raiders contract. He made his Knights debut in Round 14 against the New Zealand Warriors.
In March, Barnett re-signed with the Knights on a 3-year contract until the end of 2020.