Wests Tigers fullback Adam Doueihi says last week's loss to the Gold Coast Titans highlighted the need for him to improve and help the team bounce back against the Canberra Raiders on Saturday.
Doueihi, who scored his first try for the club and set up another in the second half, said he felt his own game needs to improve dramatically this week and respond to the challenge issued by Coach Michael Maguire after the game.
“We had a really thorough review and Maguire has made multiple changes to the team this week," Doueihi said. "It’s not just a notice to Benji but a notice to everyone that was out there on the weekend — I personally know I wasn't at my best.
“It’s been a message that we should all be performing at our best and our positions aren’t safe-guarded.”
Doueihi made his first-grade debut under Maguire previously at the South Sydney Rabbitohs, and says the standards expected individually and collectively each week will have the team in a better position moving forward.
“I love Madge's attitude and he is here to win," Doueihi enthused.
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"He’s always taking care of the boys, but he isn’t scared to tell us the truth when we need it.
“Everyone is taking what he is saying on board. We had an intense training session on Wednesday and it was really high quality. We’re making sure to be really thorough and critical at training for it to show on game day.
“The updated team have come in ready and raring to go," he said.
“It’s unfortunate for Benji but for Josh Reynolds, this will be a great opportunity. You know when he’s out there on the field he won’t let you down and he’ll bring a lot of energy."
Match: Wests Tigers v Raiders
Round 5 -
Venue: Campbelltown Stadium, Sydney