No one wanted to talk about the sides form today, but they knew they had to. It was up to Justin Horo, amongst others to front the press to say the team is determined to get back to winning ways.

The edge-forward highlighted the team’s performance against the Raiders on the weekend in Albury was simply not good enough and the side is keen on working hard to bring back that winning mentality everyone had become accustomed too from Manly.  

“We are just lacking a bit of confidence at the moment. We have had a lot of injuries to deal with but we need to fight and work really hard to win, and if we can do that against the Panthers on the weekend then the confidence will come back,” Horo said.

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“I think everyone across the team has got to get back that desire and hunger but only actions will show that so we will see how we go against the Panthers on the weekend.”

Critics have written of the Sea Eagles season already, but trouble is brewing out west also for the Penrith Panthers who sit on the same winless streak as the Sea Eagles, losing the past three-in-a-row.

Horo believes that winning this match is vital for both sides, as another loss will only see the heat turned up on whoever comes out second best.  

“Both teams are going to be really desperate. I watched the game they played on the weekend, the Panthers started really well and a lot of 50/50’s went against them and then the Cowboys got on top.”

“They definitely put in a big effort and we are going to have to match that,” he said.

Speaking openly and honestly, Horo is also determined to work hard individually to hopefully cement his place in the side.

“I sum up myself how the team has been going, I need to get some confidence again, get back again and play some solid footy and rip in for this playing group and replicate some of my best form.”