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After missing last week with concussion, Wests Tigers forward Sauaso Sue is looking forward to the challenge presented this week by a big Canberra Raiders pack.

Having watched last week's Golden Point heartbreak from the sidelines, Sue said he was eager to get back into the team this weekend and help take on some of the additional responsibility that he believes comes in playing against a big pack such as the Raiders.

"It was disappointing to watch last week because we weren't far off," Sue said.

"The guys played with a lot of heart and courage and fought to the death. 

"I was off my seat the whole game but we just weren't good enough to get the two points.

"Disappointing not to be playing but I'll put my hand up this week to try and turn it around.

"Whoever shows up ready on Saturday will get the two points. We believe in ourselves, there's a good vibe at training and we're confident that we can get a good result on the weekend.

"There's a bit more pressure on myself with Woodsy in the middle so I hope I can step up. The guys really stepped up last week with him out so hopefully we can do that again this week."

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Sue's return to the forward pack is a big one for Wests Tigers, who remain without captain Aaron Woods due to an ankle injury. The Samoan international will slot straight back in to the No. 13 jersey, with teammates happy to see the 24-year-old back in the side.

"His go-forward has been unbelievable for us this year," Kyle Lovett said of Sue.

"That's always been the real strength of his game, so there's no doubt that he'll boost up the forward pack and do his job in the middle which will be good for us."

Youngster Josh Aloiai reiterated Lovett's praise of the powerful forward.

"It's awesome having Sauaso back this week," Aloiai said.

"The way he runs the ball and the way that he tidies things up things in the middle is awesome for us so it's definitely positive for us to having him back."


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