Stockwell aims for back-to-back
The nib Newcastle Knights are at home again for round three when they clash with the South Sydney Rabbitohs this Saturday.
Following a memorable win last weekend and a second try in as many games, forward Jack Stockwell says the focus is on Souths.
“I was pretty happy to get the two meat pies, I probably haven’t done that since under 14s for the Picton Magpies,” laughed Stockwell.
But the 25-year-old said it was now time to get down to business.
“We are concentrating on the Bunnies now,” Stockwell said.
“They are a good side, they’re always a quality opposition and losing G.I. (Greg Inglis) is not going to do too much to them, they’ve still got some good players so focusing on what we’ve got to do with them this week.”
Especially being able to contain a dominant Rabbitohs up front.
“Sam Burgess and George Burgess are there and you’ve got Damian Cook and Robbie Farah there now, we’ll be doing a bit of work on them for sure,” explained Stockwell.
“They’ve got a big forward pack and look to dominant through the middle of the ruck with John Sutton coming back through the middle and Sam Burgess with off-loads.
“Really big part of our game this week is trying to stop them in the middle.”
Stockwell admits he has been pleased with his start to the season.
“It’s given me the confidence to keep going from here, keep building on my game and everyone’s game, it’s given the team a lot of confidence,” the Knights forward said.
He is once again excited to play in front of a home crowd.
“There’s nothing like a home crowd and getting a home crowd to cheer you on, after the win last week, it was unreal,” said Stockwell.
Be there at McDonald Jones Stadium this Saturday to cheer on the red and blue, gates open at 12 noon, NRL kicks off at 4.30pm.