Wests Tigers Coach Ivan Cleary says his side have more than enough motivation ahead of Saturday's clash against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium.
With Life Member Robbie Farah set to become the first player in history to reach 250 games for the club, Cleary said the milestone did add a nice touch to the game but wasn't any more motivation for the game itself — pointing more to the need to build on last week's win over the Dragons in the run to the finals.
"It's not really any extra motivation for us," Cleary said before the team's final training run on Friday.
"The boys really respect Robbie and what he's done and achieved. But more than that: he's played really well in the two games he's been back here and the boys certainly appreciate that.
"We're motivated enough as it is. It's pretty obvious where we sit and what's in front of us.
"Playing the top team is always an exciting challenge and we certainly got some confidence out of the victory last week, so that will be nice to have heading in to such a big challenge.
"We definitely celebrate the milestone," Cleary enthused.
"Robbie's the first Wests Tigers player ever to play 250 games for the club so it's definitely a big milestone for him personally. It's got its own little story in thinking it wasn't going to happen, and the irony of it coming in John Sutton's 300th on the big night means both sides have a big milestone to play for.
"But they're professionals and I know both those guys just want their teams to play well and win."
Cleary was quick to praise the form of the Rabbitohs this season off the back of their nine-game winning streak, and said the key for his side was going to how they execute the chances they get.
"I think we're going to have to be nice and accurate tomorrow," Cleary said.
"That's what you need when you come up against such a quality side like Souths are.
"But I think we can bring a game that will definitely give them a run for their money."
See what Ivan Cleary had to say in full about this week's game in the video above!