'It was what we needed'
After overturning a 16-point deficit to win 24-16, nib Newcastle Knights Head Coach Adam O'Brien was jubilant with his team's incredible performance.
A stunning second half comeback snapped a two game losing streak for the Knights.
Having endured five defeats in the last six, coach Adam O'Brien was elated with the side's fourth win of the campaign.
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"It was relief," O'Brien said.
"To turn it around, it was what we needed and (it was) character building.
"We only had a few chances down there in the first half, we made errors as we were trying too hard to get the result.
"When we settled down, we found some joy through the middle (in the second).
A late Jayden Brailey try sealed the much-needed two points.
After receiving criticism for their performances, the Knights bounced back with a tough, gritty showing in Wagga Wagga.
"(The players) they do care," O'Brien said.
"We brought it in our ourselves (the criticism) and we did it with a few performances.
"This is only one game and I still think there was a lot there to get better at."
Adam O'Brien also praised the team for a number of crucial efforts which decided the game.
Jayden Brailey snapping up a dangerous grubber kick and Brayden Musgrove playing on with injured ribs were a couple of tough moments.
"Starford's tackle in the corner (was one of them)," O'Brien said.
"There the moments we're chasing in putting our teammates first and putting our bodies on the line.
"I was also pleased for Lachy (Fitzgibbon, it's been a long time for him and he'll be better for the running.
"It's a great win, we'll enjoy it.
"But we got work to do tomorrow."