Toovey talks turnaround
Geoff Toovey spoke for the final time ahead of the clash with Penrith tomorrow, with the focus fully on turning the team's fortunes around and getting off the bottom of the ladder.
“We have been working hard in training to put in a good performance on the field this week," Toovey said.
“It's really disappointing to see the team in the position they are in on the ladder. We are all on board as a team and I think you will see a really good performance from us on Saturday night."
"Last week was disappointing, we scored in the first two minutes and then a few things went against us and we didn’t put in a full 80 minute performance. But we recognise that and we have made some changes at training and hopefully those will develop on the field."
Toovey stressed that while last week wasn't up to standard, he fully expects the boys to turn it on at the foot of the mountains tomorrow night.
“We are coming up against the Panthers who have lost three in a row, so they will obviously be desperate as well. Both teams will be looking to put on a big performance but hopefully we will put in a bigger one."
Tooves was also upbeat about the potential return of a star centre Steve Matai, as well as the performance of some of the young talent in recent weeks.
“Despite all the injury set backs we have had, we have uncovered some great local and young talent, the Trbojevic brothers, Brayden Wiliame and Ligi Sao.”
“Steve Matai is a good chance to come back, he got through training yesterday, so it depends on how he pulls up after the captain's run today but he will be a vital member of our team if fit and we are pretty confident he will be."