Knights TV caught up with Jayden Butterfield and coach Todd Lowrie in the sheds after the NYC Knights celebrated a 26-10 win over the Cronulla Sharks at Hunter Stadium.
Forward Jayden Butterfield, who contributed two tries to the team’s effort, was pleased with the young Knights’ cohesion and execution.
“I thought all the forwards ran hard and the backs all held their own on the edges which gave us, I think, our best win at home this year,” he said.
A highlight of the match was a charging 60-metre run by Butterfield that saw him score his second try in the 60th minute.
“I did not know I was that quick. I felt alright but didn’t know I was going to make the whole way,” he said.
The side also saw a number of players make the step up from the Harold Matthews Knights squad.
“I thought they all were outstanding and as soon as they were on the field, they were straight up with the speed and went really well,” he said.
Meanwhile, coach Todd Lowrie was happy with they way each individual player fulfilled their role in the team.
“It was a really good effort from our lads. They are a good team the Sharks and have only had their second loss last week,” he said.
“To play like they did today, and at 9.30am this morning and actually perform the way they did after losing some players late, they did really well.
“They all did really well. I asked them all during the week to just play their role in the team and just do their job.
“All of them did that.”
Lowrie too praised the young players who made their NYC debut on Sunday morning.
“It’s a credit to them, they’ve come up and did that really well,” he said.
“Hopefully they will keep progressing as players and will become regulars.
“It was a really good team performance. I asked all of them just to play their role in the team and they all did that.
It was a big day for the progression of young Knights players with NYC mainstay Jack Cogger making his NRL debut on Sunday at Hunter Stadium.
“I’m really excited for him and it’s good to be involved with some of the young guys coming through,” he said.
“It’s really good. He’s a good kid Cogs and hopefully he sees a future with this Club.
“For him to get a crack now is really good for him and I’m sure he will do really well.”