Ross hungry for improvement

Nathan Ross has started the 2016 season in much the same way he finished 2015.

The livewire utility back has two tries from his four games, is averaging more metres per match than any other Knight and has formed a strong partnership with centre Pat Mata’utia.

He is keen to take his game to the next level though, and sees this weekend’s home match against the Tigers as the perfect opportunity.

“We’re all building towards a common goal, and we’re starting to show some glimpses of good football,” he said on Thursday.

“I’m not up to my personal goals yet this season… I guess I’m going well enough to hold my spot but I really want to cement it down.”

While Ross wants to make more metres with the ball in hand, he is particularly focused on improving his defence in pressure situations.

“I’ve got some individual goals for myself. I want to be making my one-on-one tackles and when you’re out on the wing sometimes you’re put in a hard position,” he explained.

“You’ve got to make a decision, and I want to make sure I’m making the right decision.”

Ross' assignment doesn't get any easier this weekend, with the likes of Kevin Naiqama and Jordan Rankin running at him.

But Ross is never one to shy away from a challenge, and he is heading into the Round 6 game with high expectations.

“The Tigers have got a lot of young talent and a lot of speed,” he said.

“But I’m confident that if we stick to our defensive structures we can come away with the win in front of a home crowd.”