Lamb building defensively

nib Newcastle Knights five-eighth Brock Lamb admits there’s been a lot of work that has gone into his defensive skills on the field, but it’s finally coming together.

“There are things I needed to work on last week, but I was happy with my defence,” Lamb stated.

“It is something I’ve been working on in the last couple of weeks and I think I have played a good part in getting my attack and kicking right but just trying to build on my defence.

“It is hard being a smaller bloke tackling the bigger fellas but as long as I can get my body in front, it is doing the job for me.”

It has been a steep learning curve for the 20-year-old this season. 

“It has been hard learning all the different things but it has put me in good stead and I am moving forward,” Lamb added.

“I am starting to back myself and believe in myself a little bit more which is going to help me in the long run.”

This Saturday against the New Zealand Warriors, the young five-eighth believes the key is to focus on their own game.

“When we do that, we tend to play well and we work well together," commented Lamb.

“When we focus on the other team, that’s when we start to go away from the game plan.”

Lamb admits going back-to-back would be a massive achievement.

“It is something I really want to do,” he said.

“We have just got to keep focusing on ourselves, keep progressing nicely and everyone needs to try and do their job across the board.”

Just like the Knights did last week with an upset win over the St George Illawarra Dragons.

“It was unreal, especially to see the crowd when we got there,” Lamb smiled.

“To see them supporting us through a tough time and to reward them with a win was pretty special for us and them.

“It was an ugly win but it was just special to be out there and win with the fans.”

Footy is back at McDonald Jones Stadium this Saturday for NRL’s Retro Round. NYC kick-off at 12.45pm before NRL action at 3pm.