Wests Tigers NRL Coach Jason Taylor says he expects a “desperate” Newcastle Knights outfit to present a tough challenge when they meet this Saturday afternoon in their Round 23 clash at Campbelltown Sports Stadium.
Having seen his side on the bottom of the NRL ladder just a fortnight ago, Taylor said he knows exactly how determined Danny Buderus’ men will be for Saturday’s clash, and that his team aren’t going to be caught unawares by the visitors’ desperation on the day.
“It’ll be a desperate team that we play on Saturday,” Taylor said on Friday morning.
“They’ve got some quality players in their team — some guys who are winners who don’t like losing — [and] we’ve already chatted about that this week.
“These guys [Newcastle] are going to come to Campbelltown with a really good attitude, and we’re confident that we’ll have a really good attitude as well. But it’s important that we do because you get sick of losing and I’m sure that’s where they’re at.”
With Campbelltown Sports Stadium set to welcome it’s first Saturday afternoon clash in over two years, Taylor said that the players’ recent form and determination was a great chance for the Club’s fans and Members to come out and really get behind the team as they look to record three straight wins for the first time in season 2015.
“We love playing at Campbelltown,” Taylor enthused, “and the fact that the guys have played the way that they have in the last few games is really important.
“It’s important that we don’t drop off and continue that form this weekend and we’d love to see some great support on Saturday afternoon to help that happen.
See what JT had to say about this week’s game, preparations and opponents above.