Second team no more: Nofoaluma wants hard edge to remain – NRL.COM

” Im not the type of player to get psychological over a fight but if nobody is speaking about you after the game then you mustve been dull,” Nofoaluma told

The consequences of the intense clash in between Nofoalumas Wests Tigers and the Panthers advanced Tuesday at the squads very first training session because their seven-point defeat.

The illegal play – which led to a four-week suspension – aside, Nofoaluma stated the Tigers being identified a team anything other than cleanskins was new area in his seven seasons at the club.

Suspended centre Joey Leilua, who brought in the headings over his high shot on Dylan Edwards, skilled opposite his colleagues with the reserves throughout the session.

They might not have won last weekend, but Wests Tigers winger David Nofoaluma states the sides included aggression over the previous month is precisely what had actually been missing out on.

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” People become envious of anyone that begins ending up being successful. When youre at the bottom people tend to feel sorry for you and we dont want that.”.

Wests Tigers winger David Nofoaluma.
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Nofoaluma is likely to suffer most from Leiluas restriction as their ideal edge combination was thriving.

Wests Tigers skipper Moses Mbye dismissed recommendations Leiluas act on Edwards was an example of the previous Raider not fitting into the squads standards under Michael Maguire.

I understand it wont be the same this Friday but with the standard we have at training whoever fills in will do the job.

” Weve always appeared to be everyones second group, possibly not for Panthers fans at the minute, however throughout the game people frequently say to me that were their junior varsity..

David Nofoaluma on the Panthers.

” It does not change my mindset of heading out and putting in an excellent efficiency.”.

” I believe with Joey its about letting him play his brand of footy. For him, its about focusing on his consistency.

” I look at the Panthers video game as a little a rivalry now which can only be an advantage and something weve probably needed. Were anticipating the next time we play them currently and thats the cravings wish to keep.

” In terms of buying into what were pressing I dont believe thats an issue for him,” Mbye said on Tuesday.

” I do not believe Ive ever been this high ever so Im keeping my eye on that,” Nofoaluma stated.

” It may be a good duration for Joey to deal with his body and get extremely fit.”.

” Its great to hear that but I dont think its a bad thing that were turning a little corner and altering opinions because were rising.

The Samoan global sits together with Maika Sivo and Cronullas Sione Katoa on eight tries in 2020– one try behind total leader Kyle Feldt.

Were eagerly anticipating the next time we play them already.

” Its something I d love to achieve– to be leading try scorer at the end of the year. It would be a good acknowledgment.

” Hes proved his worth in that arena and I believed hes displayed that in patches this season.

” Joeys been really good, hes come into the club under Madge whos got a strong work principles and Joey wasnt popular for that.