A Bellamy and Bennett production
With just seven NRL matches under his belt, Robbie Rochow knows his is fortunate to have played those matches under two of the best coaches in the game in Craig Bellamy and Wayne Bennett.
"You know I've had a pretty good run if you look at it that way," said Newcastle Knights forward Rochow, who also played in the Toyota Cup under current Eels interim coach Brad Arthur.
"It's been great, I've been pretty lucky. First year under Brad Arthur in under 20's was a bit of a turning year for me, and then to get a first grade start under Craig and then come back here under Wayne."
Rochow believes there are subtle differences in personality between Bellamy and Bennett but their structure and way they approach the game is pretty similar.
"Wayne is all about enjoying your footy and still training hard," he said.
"When we're playing well and enjoying it there's no better feeling, and that's what I've been liking about Wayne."
With the finals just around the corner and the Knights on the brink of the eight Rochow knows his team needs to win to stay alive, but having a high quality backline gives him confidence that they will make the finals.
"When you see those type of blokes returning the footy and you see the backline making breaks all the time it's the best feeling," he said.
"At the end of the day we've just got to win!"