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In the News: Watson's new role, AOB's J-Saf advice

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

The nib Newcastle Knights attracted plenty of media attention and we’ve pulled together some of it in case you missed it.

Watson's focused on new role

It was way back in July when Connor Watson went down with a serious injury, a ruptured achilles no less, which prematurely ended his season.

Now almost five months into his recovery process, Watson is already looking ahead to the 2021 campaign and where he believes he'll fit into the side.

In Watson's eyes, he's gunning for the No.13 jumper.

In an interview with Fox Sports scribe Simon Brunsdon last week, Watson revealed his goals ahead of the new year.

We’re looking at that lock role that I was supposed to play this year but never got to do,” Watson said.

“It’s one of those things where I know I’ll do really well there, but I’ve just got to get on the field to be able to do so.

“It’s one of those positions where the more footy you play there obviously the better you’ll get, then you work out where you fit and what your strengths are in that position."

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AOB wants bigger J-Saf

He is currently weighing in at a career-low 109kgs, however Jacob Saifiti is focused on piling the weight on this pre-season.

At least, that's according to Newcastle Herald journalist Barry Toohey.

In an article published in the local masthead this week, Saifiti claimed it was advice from O'Brien which had the man known as 'J-Saf' keen to hit the new year bigger than last.

"Adz just said to me to come back [to pre-season training] bigger," Saifiti said.

"I think I finished the year about 109 kg which is by far the lightest I've ever been. I lost a bit of size so Adz wanted me to come back fitter and be a bit bigger for next year.

"I just smashed the weights and ate a bit more. I did more upper body weights and I didn't run as much as I normally do because that's what gets me. When I run, the weight just falls off me."

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