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Knights too good for poor Cowboys

Bennett wasn't surprised to see Roberts step up the way he did in place of Gidley after playing plenty of first grade last year for the Knights filling in for the injury-plagued skipper
Knights too good for poor Cowboys
by AAP

Bennett wasn't surprised to see Roberts step up the way he did in place of Gidley after playing plenty of first grade last year for the Knights filling in for the injury-plagued skipper.

"He's a talented player, we all know that. What he went though last year is going to help him be the player he is this year and we'll see a lot more of him," Bennett said.

The supercoach also praised Mullen's performance too.

"The forwards were getting forward and he was playing off the back of that and the kick-chase was outstanding so it was just all about pressure and they just kept applying it. Mullen had a great kicking game," he said.

"You see Aku (Uate) get his tries and McManus and all those ... Boyd ... they invariably came off Jarrod's passes."

Thurston was gutted after the match and said his team were a long way from being the premiership heavyweights they were touted as in the build-up to the season with the Cowboys belted by Melbourne and now Newcastle in successive weeks.

"On the back of our last two performances you would say we're pretenders at the moment," he said.

"It's pretty embarrassing, 60-odd points in the last two games. We really need to pull our finger out, that's for sure."


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