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The Knights may be buzzing after recording their first win in seven long weeks but back-rower Robbie Rochow refuses to get carried away.

As good as the eight-point win over the Cowboys was, Rochow admits the victory will count for little if they don't back it up with a strong display against Parramatta at Pirtek Stadium on Sunday.    

“It’s just a different mood in the sheds when we win, but I wouldn’t say it’s a change in confidence," Rochow tells Knights TV. 

“We’ve got to play like that every week now.

"But to win is a bit of a relief, because it’s been a long time between wins.

"I mean, you try so hard in games you lose but it came a bit easier for us against the Cowboys.

"That’s what you play for I guess."

A major positive of the Knights' win over the Cowboys was the team's free-flowing attack. 

Largely inspired by coach Wayne Bennett's decision to play skipper Kurt Gidley at halfback and Tyrone Roberts in a hooking role off the bench, the men in red and blue put in their best attacking performance of the season.  

Rochow says it was enjoyable running off the back of a backline playing with plenty of freedom.  

"There was definitely a bit more energy," he admits.

"We made less errors and we completed really well in the first half and then you have more energy to attack." 

This was certainly the case for Rochow in the second half, when he laid on a perfectly timed pass for fullback Darius Boyd to set up Tyrone Roberts for a brilliant team try.  

"It was good, that’s what happens when we get quick play the balls and we work together," he says.

"There was a lot of work from my other teammates that leads up to that sort of stuff."

Newcastle may be in 15th position after as many rounds, but coach Bennett remains confident his side can salvage some pride to finish the season. 

“Of course we can," Bennett said without hesitation. 

“We haven’t been bad, we’ve just executed poorly.

“But our effort has been there and we executed better and we completed our sets.

“We also played a bit of football, rather than just doing hit-up after hit-up.

“So that was the benefit from that.”