Mamo's focus on defensive principles
Newcastle Knights’ winger Jake Mamo is looking forward to Saturday’s challenge against the New Zealand Warriors at Hunter Stadium.
The Warriors enter the match after recording a big win over competition favourites the Brisbane Broncos last weekend.
Mamo says he’s cautious of a number of strike players among a strong Warriors line-up.
"They played a great game on the weekend and there were a couple of interesting or exciting tries that Shaun Johnson put on,” Mamo said on Wednesday.
“He’s back to some career best form, so it will be a tough task this weekend.
“I watched the tries against the Broncos and a couple of times he skipped across the field and made it tough for the wingers.
“I’ll be playing on the wing this weekend so I have to stay on guard."
Then there is his opposite number, Manu Vatuvei. But Mamo dismissed any nervousness associated with matching up against the veteran winger.
“He’s just another player and I come up against big players every week so it doesn’t change things for me,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Newcastle Knights partner with the Mark Hughes Foundation on Saturday with Mamo encouraging everyone to attend the game and don a beanie in an effort to raise funds and awareness for brain cancer.
“We are encouraging everyone to wear their beanies on the weekend and support the Mark Hughes Foundation,” he said.
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