It was a memorable return to the field for Pauli Pauli in Round 5, as the Reserve Grade Knights claimed back-to-back victories after defeating the Newtown Jets 28-18.
The forward had been out of action for two months, after he dislocated his hip in a car accident late in the pre-season.
During his rehabilitation, Pauli lost around 10 kilograms and continues to work hard as he is slowly re-introduced into the game.
On Saturday, Pauli clocked up 48 minutes as a starter for the ISP side.
“I felt good, but a bit unfit,” Pauli admitted.
“But it’s good to get the cobwebs out of the way and get back to playing.”
Getting through the match unscathed, he just relished being back out on the field.
“Everything is good, I'm injury free and just happy to be out here and playing football again,” said Pauli.
“Hopefully I can play 50 minutes next time.”
Pauli said he was proud of the team's effort to notch up the second win for the season.
“Throughout the whole game our defence was our main point, so we lived up to our defence," he said.
The Reserve Grade Knights take on Penrith in Round 6 at St Marys Leagues Stadium.