Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco spoke to Triple M Sunday NRL following Saturday night’s 23-8 win over the Parramatta Eels.
The 23-year-old scored his 13th try of the 2016 season against the Eels, while also running for 148 metres in the important victory.
Tedesco spoke to Anthony Maroon, Paul Kent, Ryan Girdler and Gorden Tallis, highlighting the positive vibe around the Club as they the driving factor behind their recent victories.
“It’s a good feeling around the Club at the moment,” Tedesco said. “We have strung a few wins together and we are feeling pretty confident going into the end of the year.
“It’s going to be a big test for us against the Cowboys this Sunday and I can’t remember the last time we have won three in a row; so it’s going to be interesting to see how we go.
“I haven’t been in this positon before, since I’ve started playing first grade, that we are a chance of making the eight (late in the season) and sitting this well.
“It’s a really good feeling, everyone is coming in and loving training, being with each other and we are positive and confident in each other’s ability.
“That’s showing on the field at the moment for us,” he said.
Tedesco said that the group have formed a tight bond, which is showing with three wins from their past four games.
“I think it’s a big part of our recent success,” Tedesco said. “Everyone is getting along and enjoying each other’s company.
“If we are loving playing together than I think we are going to have some success – that’s a big aspect for us, we are all enjoying it at the moment and that’s why we are getting some wins on the board,” he said.
With three out five games at home to finish the year, Tedesco said that home crowd support would go a long way to helping the side reach the finals, starting this week at Leichhardt Oval.
“It’s going to be a cracker,” Tedesco said of the match against North Queensland. “Hopefully we can a lot of support out there on a Sunday afternoon, and hopefully its nice conditions.
“If JT (Jonathan Thurston) is playing it’s going to be a big test for us and we need all the support we can get.
“We have a few home games coming up to finish the year, so hopefully that can get us over the line into the finals,” he said.
Listen to the full interview, courtesy of Triple M NRL, in the audio player below.