Former Warriors prop Jacob Lillyman has agreed to a move to the Newcastle Knights for the 2018 NRL season.

The 33-year-old former Queensland Origin rep has signed a one-year deal with the 2017 wooden spooners after being unwanted by the Auckland club.

He played 189 games across nine seasons with the Warriors.

"Newcastle is a good young team on the up and I'm really looking forward to getting over there and getting stuck in," said Lillyman.

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"I think the Knights have got some great young players, especially in the forwards, and I am keen to help them in their development.

"Newcastle is a very proud rugby league region and town and I can't wait to experience that first hand."

General Manager Football Darren Mooney said Lillyman's experience will be a great asset to the Club.

"Jacob has plenty of experience and he will not only be a great contributor, but will provide wonderful leadership for our young squad," Mooney said.

Lillyman will join the club in November for pre-season.