Wests Tigers forward Elijah Taylor says his side are determined to keep improving despite recording their biggest win of the season last weekend against the Newcastle Knights.
Off the back of a 42-point win that saw Wests Tigers record their biggest victory in almost a decade, the experienced forward said there was plenty to be impressed by last week while also recognising several key areas to fix up this Sunday as they take on the Dragons in another must-win game.
“We’re pleased with the way we performed," Taylor said of last week's win.
"There’s still a lot to work on and places we can improve, and we need to improve in order to keep building and do what we’re trying to achieve here.
“We’ve looked back at the game and came back into training.
"We're looking forward to good preparation leading into this weekend’s game,
"We're pushing through tough moments in games — our kick-chase and little things like that. Personally, it's about bringing more energy and talk in my play.
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"It's something Madge [Michael Maguire] has stressed from day one — the best defensive teams are the ones at the top of the ladder.
"We need to continue to grow our defence and continue to work hard for each other, because that hard work we're putting in is slowly paying off."
Match: Dragons v Wests Tigers
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Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
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With young children of his own, Taylor said Sunday's clash against the Dragons would be an extra special one for him with Father's Day celebrations.
“We’re looking forward to the occasion because it’s going to be a big game," Taylor enthused." The players are really excited to build of last week’s performance and can’t wait to rip in.
“I’ll approach it like any other game of footy — I need to do my job, prepare as well as I can to execute the game plan and complete any roles that have been given to me for my teammates. That will be the first and foremost on my mind, and Father’s Day is there to top it off.”