Competition - NRL Premiership Round. Round - Round 14. Teams - Newcastle Knights v New Zealand Warriors. Date - 11th of June 2016. Venue - Hunter Stadium, Broadmeadow NSW. Photographer - Paul Barkley.

More lessons for Knights

Coach Nathan Brown and captain Jeremy Smith spoke to the media following Saturday's loss to the New Zealand Warriors at Hunter Stadium.

While a disappointing result, Brown maintains it provided valuable lessons for his young side.

"We made a 130 more tackles than the Warriors, that obviously plays a part," Brown said.

"Our left edge had a tough day... there are a lot of lessons to be learnt for the young and inexperienced players and I am sure all of them will develop.

"Unfortuantely having them all there together makes it tough on the fans and the individuals."

The coach is also aware of the tough season to date on his young squad.

"I am quite aware of the circumstances we are up against, it is disappointing to continually lose," he added.

"The positive thing is we have a very young squad, most of the kids that have debuted this year will be good long term players for the Club. 

"The challenge is to find the right people to put around them."

Brown was impressed with young half Jack Cogger, who played just his third NRL match against an experienced Warriors outfit.

"He is going to be a terrific player... he has a lot of talent."

The major injury concern was an ankle injury to winger Jake Mamo, meanwhile a number could return from injury.

"We hopeful of getting Peter Mata'utia, Chanel, (Nathan) Rossy and Robbie (Rochow) back," Brown said.

The Knights have a bye in Round 15, before returning to Hunter Stadium to host the Dragons in Round 16.