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Presser Points: AOB dissects the win over Cronulla

nib Newcastle Knights Head Coach, Adam O'Brien, fronted the media after the side's tough 16-14 win over the Cronulla Sharks yesterday.

The result lifts the Knights into seventh spot on the table with three rounds remaining in the regular season.

The Coach was jubilant to walk away with a vital two points, while spoke about Connor Watson's 100th game milestone and also provided and update on Daniel Saifiti following an injury scare in the second half.


"What am I most pleased with? Two points, no doubt," O'Brien said.

"We needed to win, I know that is stating the obvious.

"I think it will get better (our combinations).

"The more time we spend with each other, and I though they (the spine) played a big part in the second half, especially when we were in the field position battle.

"I thought Mitchell (Pearce) and those guys got us a lot more direct in the second half.

"There was some stuff we done really well and some stuff we done poorly, but at the end of the day we fought hard in the second half to get a result."

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"Potential medial (cruciate ligament)," Saifiti said.

"I think he has had the same one previously, positive is he got back into the line but negative is he couldn't stay in the line."

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"We spoke about not stopping this week because Connor never stops," O'Brien said.

"He's flat out all of the time and we wanted to honour his occasion tonight by keeping our feet moving and I thought we did that in the end.

"Everyone is fighting to get into the back half of the eight.

"It is tough and it's disrespectful to think teams can't turn up and give you their best.

"We just have to really narrow our focus and stay on task."