The next three weeks will determine just where the Wests Tigers sit in the race to the NSW Cup finals.


Sitting in seventh position, Coach Paul Fletcher is seeking maximum points during this period with the aim of getting the team into the top four.


Following this weekends break due to the NSW Cup representative match next Wednesday night, Wests Tigers play the lowly placed Wyong away, then have a bye, before tackling sixth placed Newtown away.


It is a big three weeks. Places will shift on the competition ladder and we want to move with it, Fletcher said.


We have been on the cusp of the top four on a few occasions this year and we have let the opportunity slip. We cant afford to.


A win against Wyong going into the bye and then a win after the bye against Newtown will see us knocking on the door of the top four, if not in it.


Although happy with the 40-18 win over Mounties last Saturday after a dreadful second half collapse in the loss to Newcastle the week before, Fletcher is still demanding his side be more resilient.


Wests Tigers led 30-4 at half-time against Mounties before letting the visitors get back to 34-18 in the second half.


We are not finishing teams off completely. A few weeks back in our win over the Bulldogs, it was our first 80 minutes performance this season and I have been after that every week, he said.


There have been periods in games where we have played for 40 minutes or 60 minutes. When we do play the 80 minutes, it doesnt matter who we play because we will be in it for a long way.


I think a lot of the players took the first half for granted against Newcastle. We are one of the leading teams in terms of scoring points.

Whilst it a healthy mentality, it is not one I encourage. To win this competition, you have got to be hard and resilient.


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