Wests Tigers forward Martin Taupau spoke to the media this morning ahead of his side's Round 10 clash against the Newcastle Knights at Hunter Stadium.

Taupau spoke about his personal journey to the top grade, confidence gained over the past months and the need to step up every week — particularly heading into this week's clash against the Knights as well as the upcoming State of Origin period.

Hear what Taupau had to say in full to the media in the press conference above.

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