Knights aim for innovative attack
After the Newcastle Knights' last match against the Canberra Raiders, Jake Mamo says the team aims for the same enterprising play when they meet the Melbourne Storm at Hunter Stadium on Sunday.
In the Round 17 game at GIO Stadium, the Knights piled on 22 points in the first 25 minutes of the game.
“In that Canberra game, we played some football, a lot more than we have this year,” he said.
“We weren’t exactly conservative and I think we will continue on that.”
Another area of attention has fallen on how the team asserts itself at the start of matches.
“We have a lot of trouble with our starts this year and the Canberra game we started really well,” he said.
“We have shown we can do it now and it’s just a case of doing it again this weekend.”
He hopes the return of experienced half Jarrod Mullen will help with that aspect of the Knights' game plan.
“(Jarrod) Mullo brings a whole lot experience and is one of the most capped players in our team,” he said.
“He brings a lot of calmness and it’s great to play alongside him."
When it comes to containing the Storm, a team that features plenty of experience itself, Mamo intends to ensure his own personal performance is strong.
“There is always (action there) coming up against Melbourne with the quality players they have,” he said.
“I just go about it like I would any game and do my job to the best of my ability.
“Hopefully it works out for me.”
It’s a Family Fun Day at Hunter Stadium on Sunday with children receiving free entry to the Round 19 game.
Mamo has great memories of attending the footy with his family and is appreciative of the support they have shown him throughout his career.
“Family has been a massive part of my journey and I have spent a lot of time with my parents and grand parents with them driving me around to games,” he said.
“They will all get there for this weekend."
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