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Well it was good to get a win last night but gee it was ugly. I love playing against Parramatta and I really get up for the games with them. I love playing every game but to have them as our neighbours and growing up and playing against a lot of the guys really spurs me on.

It was a tale of two halves for us last night with the first half having plenty of flair and attack whilst the second was all about defence. We pride ourselves on our defence and whilst we let in probably one or two more tries than we wouldve liked it was good to get the win.

Were pretty pleased to have got the result last night but we know this week well have to do a lot of work with the Melbourne match next up. They are the benchmark and I personally need to keep improving so Im able to compete with the best players in the game. I want to become the best player I can be and I know Ive got a long way to go.

That try I scored last night really got me pumped up. It was a bit of a miss play really, Im not really sure who the ball was for. I drifted across field with the ball and I noticed that the centre had jammed in a bit, I threw the dummy and was lucky enough to get through. I then got to (Jarryd) Hayne and he was doing well and ended up running with me, I then threw the second dummy and he drifted off me slightly and luckily enough I was able to get to the line from there. I think the forwards earned that one for us, theyd worked really hard in the middle and that brought the defence in a bit so the gaps were there, they deserve the credit.

The second half saw us constantly defending. No one likes making mistakes or giving away penalties but we just kept saying to each other to stay positive and the hard work wed done in the pre-season will help us through it. We could see the frustration on each others face and we were our own worst enemy out there. We just kept letting them in and we should have put them away but we were lucky enough to hold on.

Weve got a lot to work on this week at training, our opening two games just havent been of the standard that we expect of ourselves. A few of the boys have come in today to do a few things and weve discussed the need to get better. Were all on the same page so its just about getting it right.
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