In the sheds: Lachlan Fitzgibbon
The nib Newcastle Knights enjoyed another win at home and forward Lachlan Fitzgibbon was a strong performer against the New Zealand Warriors.
Just behind Mitch Barnett, the 23-year-old recorded 35 tackles for the match, he also made three tackle breaks and topped it off with a try in the 58th minute.
“It is always good to get the win, it was a bonus to score and a good team effort,” Fitzgibbon told Knights TV in the sheds after the match.
The Knights forward maintained from kick off, they dug deep to keep in-front for the entire 80 minutes.
“It was our start that was good,” Fitzgibbon said.
“Our big boys laid the platform early and gave the opportunity to (Brock) Lamby and Hokko (Trent Hodkinson) to play off the back of it.
“We went in at halftime in front again and we came out pretty strong in the second half.
“We weathered a bit of a storm for about 20 minutes and then we got a bit more possession, we put some points on and we managed to hold them out.
“They are a good side and they got a lot of second phase footy in them.
“They have a lot of good players and it was a big job for us today.
“A bit of pressure on them and we managed to force a couple of errors.”
The Knights forward acknowledged everyone played their role to get the results.
“The forward pack did well and the outside backs scrambled well with some good plays,” Fitzgibbon added.
“We hurt them and we managed to hold them out.”
With four more games to go, Fitzgibbon is optimistic they can wrap up some more wins before the end of their season.
“Our goal is to win as many as we can in the last four games, “he stated.
“That is one down and there is four to go so hopefully we can get as many wins as possible.”
Next up, the Knights take on the Parramatta Eels on Friday night at ANZ Stadium.