Knights in the news: Future bright for Knights pack
There's been no shortage of interest in our boys this week.
Preparing for another big game, the nib Newcastle Knights attracted plenty of media attention and we've pulled together the best of it in case you missed any of the news.
Here's what our boys got up to this week:
BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE
Herman Ese'ese believes the future is bright.
Key injuries to the likes of Mitchell Pearce and Connor Watson this season hasn't helped stability but with the Knights' forward packing growing in experience, a trying 2018 puts them in good stead for next year.
"We're one of the youngest forward packs in the comp," Ese'ese told the SportsCastle podcast.
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"We're learning every day.
"We're helping each other out. It's awesome to be working with each other and we'll be ready next year."
BIG MAN MAKING PROGRESS
Daniel Saifiti has found his feet as a starting forward in the nib Newcastle Knights pack.
Playing some of his best football this season, it's been a challenging year for everyone at the Club for multiple reasons, namely injuries.
Saifiti has had his fair share with a shoulder and foot complaint this year but that hasn't stopped him from improving his game.
While the finals series is out of question for the Knights, Saifiti believes the experience from this season, coupled with some new troops has them in a great position for a top eight finish in 2019.
"Definitely think the top eight is a realistic goal next year and we'd be disappointed if we don't get there," Saifiti told the SportsCastle podcast.
The team will also be boosted by the return of Jacob Saifiti next year.
"I feel like we play better when we're together," he said.
"To have him back next year... he'll be back and hopefully no injuries next year."