Interview: Brock Lamb
Young half Brock Lamb had a standout back end of the 2017 season, and is keen to continue that with a strong start to 2018.
The 21-year-old knows with a host of new recruits at the Club, competition for spots in first grade won’t be easy.
“I felt like I’ve had a strong pre-season, I’ve got through all the sessions, so I’m very excited for the year,” Lamb said.
“I want to play first grade so that is my goal... I want to start strong, build on the back of last year and just go again really.”
The Club’s 2017 Rookie of the year admits he’s been working on all facets of his game during pre-season.
I want to play first grade so that is my goalBrock Lamb Five-eighth
“For me it has been a bit of everything (in improvement),” Lamb explained.
“Obviously you work on your football, your kicking and your passing because as a halfback that’s what you do, but also in the gym, my fitness, a bit of everything this year.”
The five-eighth added that playing in the Club’s first trial against the Melbourne Storm has also been a valuable hit out before the start of the season.
“It was good to finally get some footy under my belt because it’s been a long pre-season,” explained Lamb.
“There’s still a way until the season so there can be plenty more room for improvement.”
Lamb was able to try out a few combinations with different teammates.
“I played with Coggs (Jack Cogger) in the halves and we’ve played for a few years now, so we know each other pretty well,” stated Lamb.
“It was good to play with Nick Meaney and a few of the other boys and even Connor (Watson) a bit there at fullback, which was good.”
Whether Lamb is set to play first grade or in Reserve Grade for the next trial match in Maitland against the Parramatta Eels is still unknown, but he’s raring to go to play in front of what’s expected to be a massive home crowd.
“Even if I don’t get the first grade game, I’ll definitely play in the reggies (Reserve Grade) game which will be good,” Lamb added.
“I’m excited to go back and play in front of Maitland and hopefully I’ll be in the first grade squad.
“I don’t think Maitland has had anything like this before, so everyone is excited and it’s good for the town and the community to get the Knights there and have a game as well.”