Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Good to Win on the Road

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Good to Win on the Road

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TO score a win in Melbourne was sensational for the club and the players.

Our last two road trips there were pretty sombre occasions, coming away with losses, but the attitude within the club this year is very good.

There's a sense of belief within the side and given that just about everyone had written us off, to win was a great feeling.

There was a time when the Strom scored with about 20 minutes to go that the Titans of old may have faltered but not this year.

This time we dug deep collectively and held them out.

It's that attitude and sense of self belief which is the most noticeable feeling in the club and we aim to maintain that.

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OUR performance defensively this year is a reflection of all the hard work we have done in the pre-season training and an area of our game which we have been working hard at.

To keep our opponents out is something we are taking a lot of pride in doing and with each week that passes, we are aiming to step that up.

The old saying that "defence wins matches" is very true in the NRL and so far, our results are showing this to be true.

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WE have the second longest road trip double in the NRL confronting us this week when we travel to Townsville.

I'm surprised we don't have Canberra or a trip across the Tasman added on for good measure.

Still, it what you have to deal with if you want to have success in this competition.

Heading north to Townsville, we all know we are facing a Cowboys outfit that would be dirty with themselves after their game against Canberra.

There's plenty of pride in the Cowboys and their disappointment and eagerness to bounce back makes them a very dangerous side to play.

With players the likes of Thurston, Bowen and Payne, they have a lot of talent and attacking flair and they will want to restore the faith from their fan at Dairy Farmers Stadium on Saturday night. …

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