Having lost just three of their last 10 games, Wests Tigers five-eighth Mitchell Moses says there’s a new-found confidence in the team that they can keep their run of form going in the back half of 2016 and achieve the Club’s first finals finish since 2011.
Moses, who starred in the Club’s last-start win over the St. George-Illawarra Dragons, said that a number of key results in the State of Origin period has given the team plenty of confidence in their ability — confidence which is riding high in the team at the moment.
"There’s a new vibe around the team in the past couple of weeks," he said.
"Everyone is really working off each other.
“There’s a new-found confidence around the Club that we can actually push to the semis, and we’re a shot to make the semis this year. I think in that Origin period we were missing some key players and we knew we had to stand up, and we got a few wins in there which helped.”
“I’ve been working hard on my game at training too, and it’s always pleasing when the things you work on at training come off in a game. My attitude has changed a little bit too, I guess, in terms of taking things for granted, and I’ve been training hard week in and week out.”
Moses only trained for part of the session on Wednesday ahead of Saturday’s big game against the Parramatta Eels, but revealed it was only a precautionary omission.
“Everything is fine,” Moses said.
“My workload and kilometres were just really high after Saturday’s game, so the medical staff have just been managing me and and a precautionary thing more than anything.”