Lander relieved to extend career by at least one more week

HAVING scored his first try of the season with the last play of the game, Jets captain Keiron Lander can look forward to the chance to add to his tally this weekend.

The Jets skipper laughed when asked if it was one of the tougher tries of his career.

Marmin Barba crossed the Pride tryline in the final seconds of the match, but waited for his skipper to arrive for the piece of charity.

The win has postponed Lander’s retirement by at least a week and there was a vivid reminder of what it would have meant had he lost.

Two of his former teammates were in the Northern Pride line-up and he doesn’t want to bow out feeling what they experienced yesterday.

“We played against a couple of good blokes in Ando (Brett Anderson) and Roosy (Jason Roos),” Lander said.

“There’s still a couple of things we need to fix but nothing changes next week.”

About the only negative for the Jets was the ease of some of the Pride tries.

But Lander didn’t see it as a problem.

“A couple were against the run of play,” he said.

“When you let teams move up fast and run at you with good players they’re hard to stop. Apart from that our defence was solid. That’s the way it’s got to stay.”