'As the halfback and captain, I take responsibility for that'

There’s been no shortage of interest in our boys this week.

After a loss to Manly at home, the nib Newcastle Knights attracted plenty of media attention and we’ve pulled together some of the best in case you missed any of the news.

PEARCE COLUMN

Mitchell Pearce writes a weekly column for the Newcastle Herald.

This week he has addressed his form and owned up to the fact he has room to improve in his game.

“I want to kick off by saying there is not a Knights fan out there hurting anymore than I am with the predicament we find ourselves in after five rounds of footy,” Pearce wrote.

“One win from our first five games is not the way any of us pictured things, particularly after the Sharks win in the opening round.

“Personally, I'm not happy with my own form. And collectively as a group, we just haven't been able to put every aspect of our game together for the full 80 minutes to yield at least a few more wins.

“It's tough because I hate losing and I haven't been in the situation of losing four in a row too often during my career. The fact is our attack hasn't been functioning like we want it to and as the halfback and captain, I take responsibility for that.”

Read more from Mitchell Pearce in the Newcastle Herald.

FITZY PODCAST

Lachlan Fitzgibbon joined The Joust podcast to chat about the Knights and life outside of football.

The backrower is a hard worker on the field but his work ethic is echoed off it.

“I was doing construction management,” Fitzgibbon said.

“I just finished that now. I’m in the process of getting to the next graduation.”

Fitzgibbon studied fulltime for two years while under a 20s contract and completed it on a part-time basis once training with the NRL squad fulltime.