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Wests Tigers Head Coach Ivan Cleary and captain Aaron Woods spoke to the media after a tough 36-0 loss to the Brisbane Broncos at home on Friday night.

Despite obviously disappointed with the defeat, Cleary spoke with passion and clarity about the situtation around the Club, heading in to the Round 12 bye with just three wins to note.

"Nothing went right for us tonight — starting with yesterday's captains run," he said.

"The last couple of weeks really hasn't helped us. Our club has had a lot of turmoil, a lot of uncertainty, a lot of things going on, a lot of spectulation and scrutiny and it's just coming out.

"We have a lot of things going against us at the moment but that's the position we're in.

"These things happen, so it's probably not a bad time to get a week off.

"What this is now is a great test for our resilience," he said.

"The sun will come up tomorrow and we'll move on from this."

"We've got to be a bit mentally tougher as a team and push through," Woods added.

"I thought the first 15 was really good tonight, but we let in some soft tries and made simple errors, so it's a lesson we've got to learn and learn very quickly before it's all too late."

"I would never question whether or not these boys are trying," Cleary enthused.

"We'll just keep working at it. That's the only option, so we will."

Cleary also provided an update on second-year forward Josh Aloiai, who was stretchered from the field late in the contest after going down awkwardly in a tackle from Adam Blair.

"I don't want to speculate, but it looks like his patella might have come in and out," he said.

"That can be anything depending on the scan, but we've just got to hope it's not too bad."

See what Cleary and Woods had to say about the match in full in the video above!

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