Brown reflects on Rep Round
Newcastle Knights coach Nathan Brown believes the Club's representative players will reap the benefits fom being a part of the Test and Country Origin matches played over the weekend.
Tariq Sims represented his Country Origin in Tamworth on Sunday while Akuila Uate and Daniel Saifiti were proud members of the Fiji Bati team that took on PNG in the Pacific Test Saturday night.
Meanwhile hooker Danny Levi spent the week in camp with the New Zealand Kiwis after being named 18th man.
"I think it's great. Any opportunity to mix with not only the good players from whereever nation it may be, but also with other coaches," he said.
"If you look at Danny Levi, he didn't get to play, but he got to work with Steve Kearney who has been a successful coach for a very long time and has worked in very good organisations.
"He got to mix with a lot of the Kiwi players who were Grand Final, World Cup and Tri-Nations winners and think all those things can only benefit them."
Brown believes the experience of being in camp with the Fiji Bati has also provided Uate and Saifiti a valuable boost.
"Daniel Saifiti went to Fiji and from what I understand he was quite dominant in there as well so that can only help his confidence," he said.
The Knights returned to Knights HQ on Monday and began preparation for their Round 10 clash against the Cronulla Sharks. The match at Hunter Stadium this Sunday kicks off at 2pm.