Wests Tigers centre-turned-back-rower Chris Lawrence says he's enjoying his football at the moment and feels rejuvenated by his move into the second row.
An Australian international whose played more than 150 games in the centres, Lawrence has played in the back-row for two of the past three weeks due to forced team changes, and delivered arguably his strongest performance of the year in his new position on Friday night — scoring two crucial tries as his side narrowly went down to the Gold Coast Titans.
And while the move wasn't all that difficult for a player that Coach Jason Taylor heralds as one of the most "professional" he's seen, Lawrence says he's enjoying the transition.
"It's a new role for me with the team the way that it is at the moment," Lawrence said.
"It's something that I'm really enjoying.
"Given it's a really young side and I'm one of the senior guys, having that extra responsibility and workload in the forwards is something I've enjoyed and I've taken up the challenge.
"Being in the centres, if forwards aren't going forward or things aren't sticking in the backs, you sometimes don't get a lot of ball, but in the back-row, you're one closer. So regardless of how things you're going as a team, individually you're going to get a lot more of the ball in your hands, which I've enjoyed in the past few weeks, so hopefully that can continue."
See what Chris had to say in full about this week's game in the press conference above.