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Wests Tigers utility forward Dene Halatau says that despite sitting well outside the top eight heading into Monday night’s clash against the Raiders, his side won’t be dropping their heads or intensity at all over the final few rounds of the year.

Halatau, who’s started in the back-row the recently for the injured Chris Lawrence having played both lock and hooker already this season, said that regardless of coming into the match in 15th position and seemingly all done and dusted for the year, there was still plenty to play for and try to take out of the final five weeks of season 2015.

“We just want to get some good performances in to finish the year,” Halatau said today.

“I think that’s been one of the big focuses all year of JT [Jason Taylor] — putting in some good performances. Yeah, we might not get some wins, but if there are parts of our game that are improving and on the up, then we’ll take that out of the game as a positive.

“So for us, the back few games are all about putting some good performances in.

“We can still win some games and push towards the top eight. It’s a fair reach at the moment,” he conceded, “but our aim is to keep climbing that ladder.

“The boys are young and enthusiastic, and they turn up every week at training and they train the same as they have since the start of the season.

“So we’ll just keep that going no matter what’s happening with the results.

Hear what Dene had to say in full about this week’s game and more in the video above.

Saturday footy returns to Campbelltown on August 15 when we take on the Knights!
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