Wests Tigers Head Coach Michael Maguire says his side are determined to improve on their own performance from last weekend as they prepare for Sunday's clash against the Gold Coast Titans,
Ahead of tomorrow night's game at Suncorp Stadium — which will see the team travel on game day under new COVID-19 measures — Maguire enthused that despite a strong victory last week over Cronulla, an increase in momentum and consistency was the focus throughout training this week.
“We need to be better than where we were last week,” Maguire told reporters after his side's final training run on Saturday.
“It's the same every week in the NRL – if you’re slightly not where you need to be you can get bitten. We’ve got to make sure we turn up with the right attitude and go to work like we did against Cronulla.”
For Maguire, that internal focus was the driving force for this week — not their opponents and any talk of ladder positions.
“We’re a club that needs to do better as well,” he said.
“If we want to look sideways at other clubs... we need to look at ourselves first. That’s the number one thing we are doing at the moment.
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"We need to turn up and go about our job.
"I’ve learnt in this competition that anyone can get a win if you want to turn up.
“That’s what we’re focused on and we’re not too concerned of what other teams have done in the past. Every game is a new game. This week is a new game for us, so we need to make sure we get out there, play well and do the things we need to get the results we want."
With the squad needing to take on same day travel in order to reach Suncorp Stadium under the current COVID-19 regulations, Maguire said it wouldn't be an issue for his side in terms of their preparation.
“I think it will be great for the boys," he said.
"From all reports a lot of teams have handled it very well and enjoyed the fact that they travelled up, played the game and headed back that night.
“We’re up and playing rugby league so whatever we need to do to make sure that happens, then I have no problem.”
Match: Titans v Wests Tigers
Round 4 -
Venue: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane