Following the defeat of another top eight team at Hunter Stadium on Sunday, Newcastle Knights’ five-eighth Jarrod Mullen said the side is determined to finish the season well despite the finals being out of the equation for 2014.
Knights TV caught up with the playmaker, who was returning from an abdominal strain, in the sheds after the Knights’ 28-22 win against the New Zealand Warriors.
“It is feeling alright, it got tested a bit tackling those big Kiwi boys,” Mullen said.
“I got through the game all right and it was good to get a win and to get through injury free too.”
Mullen's kicking game proved valuable on Sunday after he placed Sione Mata’utia over the line for his first try in the NRL.
“I think we’re playing for ourselves more than anything,” he added.
“It’s been well documented it’s been a tough year for us and we’re not going to roll over now.
“We can’t make the eight but we’re here to play for each other.
“We have to go out there every week and play for each other, and that’s what we want to do."