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Wests Tigers five-eighth Curtis Sironen talks about his City Origin rep jersey in the club's weekly Tiger Talk column.

The column is published each Wednesday in the Campbelltown Advertiser.

Tiger Talk

It was a great feeling to receive my first senior representative jersey last weekend.

Playing for City against Country in Coffs Harbour last Sunday was a great honour and one I will always remember.

It was a big shock to be called up into the side especially after playing just seven first grade games. It was a call I wasn't expecting at all.

Playing with the likes of Adam Reynolds, Michael Jennings and captain Ryan Hoffman was fantastic and I loved every minute. It is always hard to play your own game in these representative matches but I know I will be a better player now for the experience. It was just disappointing City didn't come away with a win. Both teams played well and it was a tough match.

Moving forward now, I can't wait to pull on the Wests Tigers jersey again this Saturday night when we take on the Brisbane Broncos at Campbelltown Sports Stadium. I love playing at Campbelltown as it is the ground I made my NRL debut on last year against Canberra.

The Broncos are always a hard team to beat and they are as unpredictable as ever this season. It's going to be a tough match but I am confident we can win. It is a match we need to win after our disappointing performance against St George-Illawarra at the SCG last round. We started off slowly and gave St George-Illawarra too much possession early on before producing a late comeback in the second half.

It was disappointing to lose in the final minutes and I know the boys are really keen to make up for it at home this Saturday night.

For my first game back from a shoulder injury, it was great to play in such a high intensity game and it was a real privilege to be able to play on the SCG, a ground my father played many games on for Balmain Tigers during his career.

I'm hoping to build on my form of the past two weeks against the Broncos. It's my first home game this season and I can't wait to hear the roar of our supporters when we run out. The atmosphere is always electric at Campbelltown and having the crowd behind you always lifts your performance.

With the home ground advantage on our side, it would be great to see as many Wests Tigers jerseys in the crowd as possible - there's nothing like seeing a sea of black, white and orange when you run out on the field.
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