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nib Newcastle Knights hooker Danny Levi admits it wasn’t the team's best footy in their win against the St George Illawarra Dragons on Saturday, but the players fought hard for the result.

“We defended our butts off to finally get that win, it was a massive effort from everyone,” Levi told Knights TV in the sheds after the match.

With 30 tackles in 59 minutes and three tackle breaks, the Knights hooker made a big impact.

“The boys gave me quick play-the-balls so it was good going forward and I owe a lot to them,” Levi commented.

“They are making me look good and I was getting the good stuff off the back of their hard work.

“Hopefully we can keep it up and get some more good runs.”

Despite patterns in previous games, Levi maintains they were able to finish off their good work.

“In the last few weeks we would get to that point and we’d find a way to lose that game but today we learned our lesson and we really grinded out that last few minutes,” he said.

“We had a lot of errors but we scrambled well.

“They were making a few breaks on us, Josh Dugan was terrorising us a bit and was making 40 metre runs but our whole team would be back there so that just shows how hard we were working and how much we wanted to win.

“We will take a lot of confidence out of that, we have about five games left so hopefully we can keep that form going.”

The Knights host the Warriors this Saturday at McDonald Jones Stadium, gates open 12.30pm.