Buhrer primed for home debut

nib Newcastle Knights forward Jamie Buhrer is looking forward to making his home ground debut against the Gold Coast Titans on Saturday, as the Club celebrates 30 years at McDonald Jones Stadium.

“I am really excited to make my debut here,” said Buhrer.

“It’s a good track and I’m sure we’ll get a good crowd.

 “After last week, we’re really keen to get back in and finish a game off, especially for the fans.

“As soon as last week’s game finished, this week’s game couldn’t have come quick enough,” Buhrer explained.

“We need to focus on a full 80-minute performance because that’s what will be needed to beat teams in the NRL.”

Buhrer maintains the Titans will be looking to bounce back from a 14-point loss to the Sydney Roosters last weekend, relying on their experienced players.

“The Titans have got some good players, obviously (Konrad) Hurrell, he’s out on the centres playing well, Ryan James is an incredibly dominant player, (Kevin) Proctor’s a good player on the edge, then you’ve got (Jarryd) Hayne as well.”

The 26-year-old also mentioned the talent of young Gold Coast halves Ash Taylor and Kane Elgey.

“They are still developing but they’re already showing a lot of promise,” said Buhrer.

“A very confident duo that have great kicking games so it’s about making things as hard as possible for them.

“Across the board, the Titans have got a good team, they’re coming off a Round 1 loss like us and I’m sure they will be hungry.”

All three grades will be action at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday from 10:45am, NRL kicking off at 3pm.