With Robbie Farah under an injury cloud this week, Wests Tigers utility Dene Halatau says he's ready to help out with whatever role is required from him on Saturday as the Club looks to bounce back with a win against the Newcastle Knights.
When Farah was stretchered from the field against the Bulldogs on Saturday, it was the former Kiwi international Halatau who filled in at hooker for the remaining 60 minutes of the match, and said he was happy to do so again if asked to slot in there on Saturday.
"If Robbie is out, then I'm prepared to play there at hooker," he said. "I've played there a few times this year and last year so I'll be ready to go if that's what's asked of me.
"I saw Robbie before but he was positive that he didn't get any neck damage.
"That's great for him, but it's about going through the right protocols now."
"Matt [Ballin] will be ready this week too so we might get to see him out there.
"He came back into playing back last week without reserve grade side and went well, and he's really worked hard at his recovery since he came to the Club in pre-season.
"He's been really professional and dilligent to get back on the field," he said.
"He's definitely in the frame for this weekend too if his body is right."