Beau Scott has claimed his first Origin win in Queensland, now he has his sights firmly set on resurrecting the Knights’ disappointing season.
Speaking after training on Wednesday, a focused Scott said he was desperate to help end the Club's five-match losing streak with a strong display against the Tigers at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.
The veteran forward missed last Sunday's loss to the Warriors due to a neck injury and fatigue following the opening Origin but after positive scan results on Monday he is fully fit and ready to take on the Tigers.
"I guess I was on a high for a couple of days after the (Origin) game, but not so much now because I’m back to work and I’ve got a job to do here in Newcastle," says Scott, who admits the opening Origin in Brisbane was one of the toughest games in his career.
"I had a little bit of a sore neck and obviously a bit of fatigue after the game.
"But I’ve had a scan on the neck and it’s all clear now, so I’m ready to go this week.
"I guess coming back to Newcastle we need to turn things around here at the moment and it starts against the Tigers.
"We just have to concentrate on that first win to start off and go from there.
"It’s good to be home on Sunday in Newcastle and I’m looking forward to getting back on the paddock."
Scott will be joined in the back-row on Sunday by former Dragons teammate Jeremy Smith, who is back in the starting side for the first time since injuring his knee against the Broncos back in Round 7.
"When you’ve got an experienced player like Jeremy on the sideline, it’s not going to help anyone’s cause," Scott says.
"It’s good to have him back in the side this week.”
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