Wests Tigers playmaker Adam Doueihi said he’s more than happy to put the team ahead of himself after switching from five-eighth to centre last week.
Having played his first eight games in the halves this season, Doueihi was moved into the centres, while Moses Mbye went into the halves, to reenergise the side’s attacking structure.
Following the team changes, Wests Tigers produced arguably their best performance of the year as Doueihi crossed for a double and Mbye excelled at five-eighth against Newcastle.
“That is where the team needs me,” Doueihi said.
“I’ve played a bit of four numerous times before and felt really comfortable there.
“It worked really well there last week, so I’ll be there again this week.”
Doueihi admitted he would prefer to feature at five-eighth but said the team’s success is far greater than what number he wears on his back.
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“Once [coach Michael Maguire] explained it to me, I agreed and moved on pretty quickly,” he said.
“There is no point me dwelling on it.
“We weren’t getting the results we wanted, and he felt he wanted to get our best 13 on the field, and he felt that was with Moses [Mbye] at six and me at centre.
“It was more to get Moses inside of me and Madge [Maguire] likes my running game and feels like I can get the ball out wider I can keep my running game to myself.
“I guess I’m pretty versatile and he saw me in the centres as a good option.
“I accepted that straight away and worked hard to try and improve where we have been.”
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Doueihi also believes the positional switch was beneficial to halfback Luke Brooks’ game.
“Brooks stepped up big time,” he said.
“I think it was his best game he has played this year and he took total control of the team.
“He kicked to corners and managed the game the best he has done this year. I’m really happy for him.”