I thought i share an Article on the the Big League magazine i have with me , but i have to type it all .
CUBS ARE TRYING TO STICK TOGETHER
By Matt Logue
They’re the Wests Tigers young guns who’ve built a close bond through adversity and it’s the fear of being separated that is driving their premiership push this season.
Star fullback James Tedesco told Big League the young Wests Tigers are motivated by the real prospect of the salary cap tearing their young team apart.
According to Tedesco this is why his young team-mates are desperate to make the most of their time together.
“It’s hard for all us young guys,” Tedesco said.
" There is myself , Sironen , Nofoaluma and all of these juniors who are at the same age all coming off contract at similar times.
" It’s just difficult to keep everyone together, but i hope we can because that’s when i think we play our best footy ".
" I also understand it’s a business and you never know what’s going to happen in the future and that’s why we want to make the most of it ".
" But it does help that a lot of us grew up together and we know each other’s games ".
The Wests Tigers connection was on display in their impressive Round 1 victory over competition heavyweights the Warriors.
Back-rower Curtis Sironen said the team’s close friendship have also played a major role in helping them overcome the issues between Robbie Farah and Jason Taylor last Season.
“It ( our bond ) was massive”, Sironen said.
“Considering how much Robbie and JT were in the media , everything we did was under so much scrutiny than other less experienced players at other clubs”.
"I think how close we are as mates off the field just helps through the adversity of the last couple of years " .
“A lot of us are all local juniors who are only one or two years apart and came through the grades together at Balmain or against each other at Wests “.
" We’ve been hammered by the media and on the bottom of the table just doing our best , so it helps having your best friends in there keeping everything positive “.
" Now it’s about having some success”.
Like Tedesco understands the ruthless world of the salary cap , Sironen is being realistic about the future of keeping the entire squad together.
" That’s out of our control and all we can do is enjoy the next two years and do as much as we can,” he said.
" We’ve just got to enjoy it while it lasts.”
Sironen reserved particular praise for Tedesco - who delivered the match -winner against the Warriors.
“Having ’ Teddy ’ around just motivates us to be at his level,” he said.
" When we thought Teddy was going to leave a couple of years ago , it was like someone had died.
"We were all pretty upset and then when he did a backflip we were all doing backflips ourselves.
" I know some of us haven’t lived up to the hype we had early on , myself included, but we just have to put our heads down, bums up and keep working hard.
" Hopefully we can turn it around ".
So there you have it Lads had to write that as it’s the Big League……there is another article i’ll try and get out .