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Knights forward Korbin Sims says the Newcastle side is ready for the challenge of travelling across the ditch to take on the New Zealand Warriors this weekend.

“Auckland is always a hard place to play football, but if we can dominate possession, which we really haven’t been able to do this year, then I reckon we’’ll be able to get the win,” Sims told the media on Wednesday.

“Mentally we just have to prepare hard.

“We’ve been preparing hard in the last two weeks and we’ve had one win from there. 

“We need to do a little better than we have been doing. 

“We are just trying to build on performances each week."

Sims has also turned the magnifying glass on his own game and looks to make improvements.

“I’m not playing where I was at the start of the year, so I’m just trying to get back to that point where was at the start,” he said. 

“Hopefully I can get my spot back."

After Monday night’s loss to the Brisbane Broncos at Hunter Stadium, he believes it’s increasingly important for the Knights to show resilience. 

“We have had a couple of losses that have been bad, but everyone is still pretty upbeat,” he said.

“You have to be in this game otherwise one loss will turn into five, which we’ve already been through. 

“We just have to keep moving forward.”