Wests Tigers Coach Jason Taylor says having former players at ANZ Stadium this Saturday for Legends Day will give the side a huge boost against the Panthers.
Taylor, who played 86 games for the Western Suburbs Magpies between 1990 and 1993, said having former players present from both sides of the joint-venture, as well as former Wests Tigers players present for Legends Day, was a wonderful iniative from the Club, and one that he's certain will lift the players in a crucial clash against the Penrith Panthers.
"Having them there tomorrow will be massive for us," Taylor enthused.
"We've worked really hard this year to engage our former players — Wests Tigers, Balmain Tigers and Wests Magpies — and it's been great for us as a Club and as players to have them involved whenever we can. We've met some great characters and former players, and we're really looking forward to having them here."
With an incredible list of former players dating back to the 1960's present on the day and taking part in a half-time lap of honour, Taylor said he was excited to see how their presence lifted his side on the day as they try to stay in touch with the top eight.
"It's absolutely something that lifts the boys, knowing that they're there," he said.
"It's something that will really give them a kick before the game — that's what it's done for us whenever we've had former players come to training so far this year.
"It really makes the players feel the pride that's in the jersey and understand what they're doing when they run out and represent Wests Tigers."