Newcastle Knights’ prop Kade Snowden believes the weekend’s thrilling game at Hunter Stadium against the Melbourne Storm was the best win he’s played in.
It was a spirited comeback by the Knights to win, after being 10 points behind with three minutes remaining in the match.
“I’ll probably never win a game like that again, it’s good to be a part of it,” Snowden told the media at Tuesday’s press conference at Wests Mayfield.
“The team dug deep with three minutes to go to win the game, so the whole team is really proud of each other.”
When asked about what motivated the team’s gutsy victory, he revealed it was words from captain Kurt Gidley that urged the team to not give up.
“Kurt just said keep faith and don’t give in yet, because for the whole game we were pretty much over them, and that’s what we did and we got them at the end," he said.
"It was a team effort... and we just need to keep going on with it."
The front rower said despite recovering from a virus during the week that ruled him out of the previous round against the South Sydney Rabbitohs, his fitness held up throughout the game.
“I was pretty surprised at how good my energy and my fitness was after being sick for that whole week,” he said.
The way emotions spilled over in a giant team embrace following Gidley’s winning conversion shows how much the win meant for the team.
“We were a close team, but stuff like that win, I think will bring any team closer together,” he said.
“The team morale is right up there, hopefully we can get another win.
“Everything that has happened this year has probably brought us closer than we’ve been.
“We’re all really good mates and are a lot stronger than last year.
“It’s good being part of a team like that.”
The Knights play the Warriors at Hunter Stadium on Sunday August 17 at 2pm. Get your ticket HERE.