Knights TV caught up with the Dane Gagai, Tyrone Roberts and Akuila Uate in the sheds after the rain drenched game to get their thoughts on the match that saw the St George Illawarra Dragons win 13-0 on Saturday night at Hunter Stadium.
“We will be looking to get out to training next week and put this one behind us and hopefully get the win next week,” Gagai said.
“It was obviously a tough game of footy and it became a bit of a forwards' game.
“We realised when we saw the weather, it wasn’t going to ease up anytime soon.
“I don’t think we completed as much as we should have. At the end of the day, St George stuck it to us.
“We are disappointed we couldn’t get the win.”
Yet Gagai recognised positives in the Knights’ game up front with Chris Houston and Tariq Sims, on debut for the Club, emerging as the side’s best performers in attack and defence.
“They (Dragons) had a good strong forward pack. We knew they were going to come out firing,” Gagai said.
“In saying that, I think our forward went fairly well through the game.
“There were a few parts we just need to execute a bit better.
“We’ll work on that during the week and hopefully go into next week a bit more confident and composed.
“We’ll leave it with (Rick) Stoney to see what he wants us to do for our game plan and make sure we all get on board and buy into it, and have a bit more execution."
Meanwhile, Uate who gained 172 metres in attack, acknowledged the Knights’ errors but was optimistic the side would take important lessons into their Round 6 clash.
“It was very tough out there and we couldn’t come up with the two points,” Uate said.
“We will just improve on our mistakes…and will train well this week and get ready for next week’s game.
“We will forget about tonight and be positive put next week.”
Halfback Tyrone Roberts says motivation in the week leading into Friday’s game will come from the desire to put a better performance on the park.
“We knew that the conditions weren’t great and that we were going against the wind and we knew it was going to me tough,” Roberts said.
“We didn’t execute at the start at the start and they got some points in there.
“We had to hang in there for the first half, which we did, but come the second half, we didn’t take advantage of the wind and everything that was going our way.
“We need to go back to the drawing board and learn our lesson and play to the conditions.
“We will go back and do the video and will work on the little things.”
The Knights had a recovery session on Monday before returning to the training track on Tuesday morning as preparation commences for Friday's Round 6 match against the Cronulla Sharks.