Five-eighth Curtis Sironen is not fazed about building a new halves combination following the loss of half-back Braith Anasta.
With Anasta out with a groin injury, Wests Tigers Coach Mick Potter has moved full-back Tim Moltzen to half-back to partner Sironen. James Tedesco has shifted from wing to his preferred full-back role for the round 7 clash against Brisbane Broncos at Campbelltown Sports Stadium this Saturday night.
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Tim and I worked together at training today and it felt pretty good, so Im looking forward to the challenge, Sironen said.
Moltz is a good talker at full-back so hopefully he can bring that up into the line and do his job at half-back.
It is tough having a new combination but everyone knows the plays and we are accustomed to playing with each other. We know what has to be done.
I just want to do my job. I will be more confident in talking and leading the boys around after last weeks City Origin experience.
Sironen said the team is more focused on their defence than attack ahead of the match.
We are not too worried about playing attractive football. We have changed our game plan to try and be tougher and a more defensive based side, Sironen said.
With Mick coming in, he has definitely brought in a different attitude about defence and how important it is.
We know we can score points. It is just a matter now of holding the other team out. We just have to back ourselves on Saturday and let our footy do the talking.
Sironen and Moltzen spent time after training practising their goal kicking with Potter still to decide who his first choice kicker will be.
Wests Tigers have a special ticket offer for the match. A family ticket (two adults, two children) costs $50 while silver and bronze seating for adults is just $20.
Supporters will also have the chance to meet injured players Benji Marshall, Lote Tuqiri and Keith Galloway this Friday in the Kellicar Lane precinct (near the outdoor restaurants) from 1pm.
A banner making competition will also be held from 1pm-3pm with the winner to be announced at half-time of the NRL match at Campbelltown on Saturday night.