In the sheds: Anthony Tupou

nib Newcastle Knights forward Anthony Tupou said it was disappointing to record a loss against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, blaming crucial errors for the result.

The 34-year-old admits in most games the Knights have been competitive but there’s been some trouble maintaining that intensity.

“We do well defending time after time but the last one we sort of let it go,” Tupou told Knights TV.

“Especially the last one before half time, that’s a killer, that was hard to take.

“The boys improved their kicking game, we were good but not good enough.

“It is hard, you feel like you can do it and that you’re a better team on the day but it just doesn’t go your way.”

Tupou believes everyone in the team, including himself, can lift their game.

“Everyone in the team can do a bit better, at training looking at the review and see what we can be better at,” he said.

But the NRL veteran is looking forward to their next match up, against the Sydney Roosters at McDonald Jones Stadium.

“They are an awesome team,” added Tupou.

“When they’re playing and when they’re on, they’re really hard to beat.

“We need to go to training, focus really hard on them and we come out with a good start and hopefully we can do it for 80 minutes. I reckon we can beat them.”