Wests Tigers captain Moses Mbye says his side aren't shying away from the opportunity and challenge ahead of them as they look to end a run of consecutive defeats this Saturday.
Having slipped outside the top eight with back-to-back losses to the Roosters and Eels, Wests Tigers now face tough road trips in the next fortnight to the nation's capital to face Canberra and then up north to face Newcastle — knowing that they need results to keep their shot at a finals berth alive.
"We've got a tough road trip and a big challenge for us," he said.
"They're going pretty well and we need to try and get some momentum, and there's no better way to start that than this weekend.
"We were pretty thorough in our review of last week and we've pin-pointed a few certain things that went on and some things to focus on this week."
After coming off second best in his side's clash with the Raiders in Round 13, Mbye was moved to the centres by Coach Michael Maguire and has played all three matches since in the position. The Noosa Pirates junior has already assisted more tries there than his 10 previous games at fullback and said he felt more and more comfortable in the role, having also played there recently for Queensland.
"I think we're certainly making it work," Mbye said.
"We've got a few options. Thommo [Corey Thompson] has been playing some good footy and he's been quite effective at the back so it's good to fit him in there.
"I've been finding my feet in the centres and managed to string a few games together, but now we've just got to start winning games as well.
"I feel pretty confident there — at the end of the day it's rugby league. It's what we've been doing for our whole lives and it's what we're paid to do and it's what our job is — to go out there and perform in whatever role we've been given.
"We’ve got some really good coaching staff here with knowledge around the game and they've certainly been helping me out in that area.”
Match: Raiders v Wests Tigers
Round 18 -
Venue: GIO Stadium, Canberra