Wests Tigers winger Corey Thompson says his side have learned from the lessons of 2018 as they look to extend their winning streak to three straight games this Sunday afternoon.
Last year, a young Wests Tigers side came out of the blocks firing with five wins in their first six games before a midseason slump saw them drop back to the pack and eventually miss the finals despite posting their best overall record since 2011.
Under the guidance of a new Coach in Michael Maguire and with the experience of Robbie Farah and Benji Marshall leading the way, Thompson believes Wests Tigers are far more equipped this year to make their strong start to 2019 go the distance.
“I don’t think we’re too ahead of ourselves yet," Thompson said of the team's start.
"We know we started well last year and look how that ended. It's more about us just keeping our momentum going and not looking too far down the track.
"We’ve got a great coach in Madge who helps with that. He is preparing us well for each game and this week is no different. Bulldogs haven’t started well but we’re preparing as if they’ve won both games. We’re going to have a good week.”
Getting ready to take on the Bulldogs!
After scoring a double last week against the Warriors, Thompson himself comes in to the game in good form but said he was wary of the threat the wounded Bulldogs possess — especially given the player changes made for this week's game.
“They've have made some changes and we know they’ll be ready to come out firing," said Thompson. "We’ve had a good last two games but now we have to prepare well for this week and hopefully play the same as last week.
“They’re going to be really hungry to prove that they’re a great team.
"They’ve got a great team with quality players on paper. We’ve got to start the game and absorb the pressure they’re going to come out with and stick to our game plan.”
Match: Wests Tigers v Bulldogs
Round 3 -
Venue: Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney