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Press conference: Slade Griffin on Round 9

Hooker Slade Griffin believes the team was in the game against the South Sydney Rabbitohs on Friday but after a few momentum swings, they lost their way.

He said credit must go to the Bunnies, as they played well to record a comfortable win.

"It was very disappointing, I thought we'd put those sorts of performances behind us," Griffin said.

"The Rabbitohs played really well and I think they completed 94 per cent and shifted the ball a lot.

"They made too many metres through the middle and it's kind of happened through the year, but it was really bad last week and we've got to improve that now.

The hooker maintains their performance in front of a home crowd wasn't good enough.

"The crowd was very vocal, but you just can't win games putting up a performance like that," Griffin added.

"We've got to put a lot more pressure on our opposition, especially at home.

"They've stuck by us and Browny (Nathan Brown) was really disappointed after the game."

The 27-year-old is looking forward to turning the tables at another home game this Friday against the Penrith Panthers.

Griffin admits it's another tough encounter, but they've already started the hard work on how they can impress the fans this week.

"The boys are already working on what we need to work on, we've got an extra session today just to try and improve on that," Griffin stated.

"The Panthers have got another really strong forward pack and James Maloney is a very smart player so we're up against it again.

"We've just got to stick in the game and get through that arm wrestle and get back on top."

As the starting hooker for the Knights, Griffin is happy with the minutes he's been given out on the field and admits new combinations will start to slowly gel as they play more football together.

"It always hurts losing Mitchell (Pearce), he's our leader, our captain and just a phenomenal player but in saying that (Jack) Cogger has done a great job and got the combinations going," he said.

"Cogger directs where to get the ball and where to organise the boys and we're getting there, it's just going to take a little bit of time."

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