On the eve of his return, Newcastle Knights forward Korbin Sims is keen to make amends after missing two games due to suspension.
While Sims admits that the suspension was deserved, he also can’t wait to get back out on the field now that his time has been served.
“It’s been two weeks on the sidelines now and watching the boys isn’t really enjoyable,” he said at a press conference following training on Thursday morning.
“Certainly in one of the tackles I felt like I put the guy in a dangerous position, and the second tackle was a bit touch and go, so ultimately it was the wrong tackle at the wrong time.”
Sims has been working hard during his two-week hiatus.
“I’ve worked with Danny Buderus for the last two weeks and he’s been talking to me a little bit about changing my technique," he added.
A refined Sims will be making his return for the Knights on Friday night against the Sharks, an occasion that will be special for both him and brother Tariq.
It will be the first time the two brothers play together at club level, and Korbin says the whole family will be watching.
“My family’s really excited about us playing together, they’re coming up from the South coast to watch us and my sister on the Gold Coast is really looking forward to watching the game as well,” he said.
Older brother Ashton – who plies his trade at the Warrington Wolves in England – will also be watching from afar.
“Ashton said that he’s got the full rugby league package on TV over there so he said he can watch most of the games,” Sims smiled.
Not that he thinks the Sharks will be easy to beat at Remondis Stadium.
Despite the fact that the men from Cronulla haven’t won at home for ten games running, they comprehensively beat the Roosters 20-12 at Allianz Stadium last weekend.
“We watched a couple of their strike players this morning in our video session so we’re just going to focus on shutting down some of those key players,” Sims explained.
“If we can do that and play our normal brand of football I think we’ll be able to get the win.”
The Knights travel to Sydney on Thursday afternoon as named 1-18.