Wests Tigers captain Moses Mbye says his side need to move on quickly from a disappointing defeat to the Parramatta Eels in Round 6 in order to bounce back against the Gold Coast Titans.
Fronting reporters today after the tough 51-6 loss on Easter Monday, Mbye was the first to admit that moving on quickly was tough to do, but said it was important to put the result in the rear view mirror in order to focus on Saturday's game.
"To be honest, it's happened now so it's about how we respond," Mbye reflected.
"In terms of bouncing back, you’re motivated back from any loss. It's not about the score or how tight or big the loss was, we've got a point to prove from any loss.
"It’s going to be a really good test of our character up in Tamworth.
"The question is not what went wrong. The question for us is how we’re going to go now and we answer that by playing a quality game against the Titans.
"That might sound off and it's hard to get over quickly, but you have to," he said. "You’re only going to waste energy on what’s already happened if you don’t.
"Every session we have is pretty honest and that’s how we do it here.
"We’ve had a look at what we can do to fix things and now it’s about doing it and applying it to where we can expose the Titans and avoid them exposing us."
Having not played in Wests Tigers' trip to Scully Park last year, Mbye said the trip to the country to face the Gold Coast Titans would be a good test for his side's character and ability to hone in on the next job at hand this weekend.
"It’s good to be going to Tamworth," Mbye enthused. "Taking it to the regional areas and the country is going to be a really good game for the fans that come out.
"It’ll be good for us to spend the time together and get focused on the job at hand.
"The Titans have won two on the trot and have got some confidence now which is good for them. They’ve got some really handy players — Jai Arrow is one who’s been playing great footy — and they’ve got Origin players up there. Garth Brennan seems to be doing a good job and we know they’re going to be tough to beat."
Match: Wests Tigers v Titans
Round 7 -
Venue: Scully Park, Tamworth