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NYC Newcastle Knights v NQ Cowboys at Townsville. 07/04/2014. Photo: Michael Chambers for Melba Studios.

The NYC Knights are set to field a full strength team and are ready to launch into another high intensity match against the George Illawarra Dragons for the first week of the finals.

Knights TV caught up with NYC captain Danny Levi after the side’s Thursday afternoon training session at Wests Mayfield before the match on Saturday at Allianz Stadium.

Levi said the team’s preparation has been strong with the players focused and determined to earn a victory that will put them one step closer to the grand final.

“All the boys are pretty confident this week, we had a good win over them last week, so I’m pretty sure the boys are keen to back that up again,” he said.

Levi only had a small taste of the Dragon’s last week leaving the field five minutes into the match due to a minor quad strain.

“I had a bit of a niggle so the coaches decided to pull me off so it would hopefully get better for this week.”

“We did a few tests and I think I’m 100 per cent and raring to go,”

Despite the Knights 10 point lead last week, the hooker said the side refuses to underestimate the opposition on Saturday. 

“I’m sure they’ll be coming out firing after their loss, it’s semi final football now so I’m pretty sure everyone is raring to go.”

“The boys are up to it so we’ll be looking for a big one.”

The 19-year-old, who was recently named in the 2014 NYC Team of the Year, believes the return of the side’s NRL players Joe Tapine, Sione Mata’utia and Jake Mamo will provide an advantage.

“It’s good to have Sione back from first grade and bringing some experience back and I’m sure he’s going to have a big one too.”