Wests Tigers forward Ava Seumanufagai says his side's Golden Point loss to the Melbourne Storm was extremely disappointing for the team, but one that they can take plenty of heart from given the effort displayed for the entire match.
Promoted to the starting side in the absence of Aaron Woods, Seumanufagai was one of the standout performers of the game as he chalked up a team-high 166 metres and 24 tackles.
The forward's effort was matched by the team as they clawed their way back to take the Storm to Golden Point — something which Seumanufagai said they can take confidence from.
"Yeah, it sucks to lose that," Seumanufagai reflected. "It's hard to get over.
"But at the same time, you could see the effort that went into that one.
"The effort is going in every week from everyone. You can't question the effort — the boys are all giving 100 percent — and that's what made that one a winnable game for us.
"We had a lot of improvement in that game. The boys have been talking about completions and getting in the arm wrestle, but it was unfortunate not to turn that into the win.
Despite Sunday's defeat handing Wests Tigers their fifth loss in a row, the 24-year-old was adamant that there was no need to panic, certain a result was just around the corner.
"We just need to be playing good footy and the results will come," he said.
"Two weeks ago we lost by two points; last week we lost by one point.
"I feel we're on the way to playing good football.
"Tthis week will be a good challenge for us, and a big challenge. It'll be a good test for the young guys, and if I'm in there starting, it'll be a good test for me too."