Chad Redman, David Fa'alogo and Chris Houston spoke to Knights TV following Sunday's Round 10 win over the Wests Tigers at Hunter Stadium.
For 22-year-old Redman, it was a memorable occasion scoring a try on debut.
“It’s still very surreal at the moment. I couldn’t have had a better debut, with a meat pie (try) at the end and in front of these fans was unreal,” Redman explained.
“(Danny) Bedsy snuck around on the short side and said, just pick your time, and there was a marker down, so I just did the old dart and got the ball down, luckily.
Redman, who was presented his jersey by Danny Buderus before kick off, had his partner and kids at the ground for the big occasion.
“My partner Shelly and my kids Cohen and Harlow, they were up there so it was good to see them after the game,” he said.
“I had my daughter running out to me on the field. It’s very surreal, I’m still sort of taking it in.”
From a debutant to a veteran, Fa’alogo also scored a try in his milestone match.
“It was a special occasion for me and to get a try is obviously the best 50th (Club) game I can have,” he said.
“One of our traits is wanting to be resilient and that’s what we’ve bought into this year.
“It’s obviously showing tonight that that’s around and we sort of have it back now.
“We can learn and get some confidence off the back of what we’ve done.”
The win was memorable after a frustrating five weeks for the men in red and blue.
“It was probably the worst five weeks, but to get back on track is awesome,” Fa’alogo added.
“Everyone did their job across the park and we managed to do what we planned tonight."
To get back in the winner’s circle, and to win at home in particular, was important.
“At the start of the year, we wanted to make our home games important and win them,” Chris Houston added.
“We probably let them down in the previous month, but there’s nothing better than that Newcastle chant.
“To have the team working hard and to win and hear that chant tonight was pretty special.
“We probably didn’t play that flashy tonight, but we got the job done and have smiles back around the camp.
“Hopefully we can build on that win because we’ll be up against it next Monday night.”
The Knights host the Brisbane Broncos in Round 11 on Monday night at Hunter Stadium.