In the sheds: Nathan Ross
nib Newcastle Knights winger Nathan Ross has had a stellar start to the season, leading the NRL’s top try scorers for 2017 after two rounds.
It comes after the 28-year-old scored another brace in the nail biting 34-26 victory against the Gold Coast Titans at McDonald Jones Stadium on Saturday.
“It’s good to be on the end of those things but I can’t take too much credit for it, it’s a team sport and I just happened to be in the right spot at the right time,” Ross told Knights TV in the sheds after the match.
Ross admitted it was a match with plenty of ups and downs.
“We had a good lead and then let it slip through our fingers again,” Ross explained.
“We had to rally and fight back and then we were behind again and then we were in-front.
“You could write a stage show about it but we got through it in the end.”
The win was an impressive showing in front of a vocal red and blue crowd and some special guests.
“It was pretty emotional for us, we had 17 of the Club’s most capped players from Newcastle hand out our jerseys,” Ross said.
“We really owe the fans in this town a lot for sticking with us these past couple of years too.
“What we’re doing as a Club is moving forward and for us to get through it as a tight group and start the ball rolling, it’s a good feeling.”
Ross now looks forward to Round 3, when the Knights take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
“When we stick to our principles, we score points and do well, so we’ve just got to stay at that level of consistency for the whole 80 minutes,” he added.
Don’t forget to catch the footy action at McDonald Jones Stadium this Saturday, all three grades will be in action, NRL to kick-off at 4.30pm.