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While it wasn't a win for Shaun Kenny-Dowall’s Club debut against his former side the Sydney Roosters on Friday, he was able to record his first try for the red and blue.

After a long stint on the sidelines, Kenny-Dowall made his return to the game playing out a full 80-minute match.

“I was a bit rusty on my first hit out because I haven’t played for a couple of months,” he said.

“It was good to put the Knights colours on for the fans for the first time and run out there with the boys that I’ve been training with for the last few weeks.

“It was good to get the first one out of the way.”

The 29-year-old acknowledged they were competitive for a long period of the game but the score line just didn’t reflect that.

“To end up with the score line that we did was pretty disappointing,” said Kenny-Dowall.

“We just aren’t competing for 80 minutes at the moment and that’s our problem.

“We turn too much ball over and they just held onto the ball, completed their sets and they got the tries.”

Kenny-Dowall is now looking forward to his second hit-out for the Knights against the St George Illawarra Dragons this Saturday.

“We had a really good game against the Dragons last time and we came out to an 18-point lead so hopefully we can replicate that and come up with a good performance and win it,” he maintained.

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