Newcastle Knights prop Sam Mataora just can’t wait for Sunday’s NSW Cup Grand Final against the Wyong Roos.
"Every one is calm and pretty happy,” the forward said at training on Thursday.
“I’m pretty excited for the game this week and so I can’t wait for it.”
The frustration of last year’s NSW Cup grand final loss to the Penrith Panthers provides the Knights with added motivation for this weekend's match at Pirtek Stadium.
“Last year, it was a pretty disappointing game, so we have a second chance this year and hopefully we can go all the way,” Matoara added.
"This year is the same vibe as last year. Everyone gets along with each other, it’s been good.”
Sunday’s encounter against the Roos is the third time the two sides meet this season, with Wyong holding a two-nil advantage.
“The key will be to hold the ball and hopefully tire them out,” Mataora said.
“That’s what we’ve been doing the last couple of weeks and it’s worked, so we look to do the same.”
See the team train:
The NSW Cup Knights are training on Saturday from 9.30am at Wests Mayfield, the session is open for Members and fans to attend.
Gates open at Pirtek Stadium at 11.20am with the NSW Cup grand final kicking off at 4.15pm following the Sydney Shield and Ron Massey Cup. Adult tickets are just $10, with kids under 12 free. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets now.
Getting to the game:
Sid Fogg's is running a supporters bus to Pirtek Stadium. The bus departs from Hunter Stadium and will cost $40 per person return. Call 49281088 for more details.
For supporters catching the train South, trackwork between Wyong and Hornsby on Sunday will impact the train timetable. Please visit http://www.sydneytrains.info/ for more information.