Determined Doueihi to lift against Raiders

Determined Doueihi to lift against Raiders
Author - Caitlyn Grant
Timestamp - Thu 11 Jun 2020, 04:08 PM

Wests Tigers fullback Adam Doueihi says last week’s loss to the Gold Coast Titans highlighted the need for him to improve and help the team bounce back against the Canberra Raiders on Saturday.

Doueihi, who scored his first try for the club and set up another in the second half, said he felt his own game needs to improve dramatically this week and respond to the challenge issued by Coach Michael Maguire after the game.

“We had a really thorough review and Maguire has made multiple changes to the team this week," Doueihi said. "It’s not just a notice to Benji but a notice to everyone that was out there on the weekend — I personally know I wasn’t at my best.

“It’s been a message that we should all be performing at our best and our positions aren’t safe-guarded.”

Doueihi made his first-grade debut under Maguire previously at the South Sydney Rabbitohs, and says the standards expected individually and collectively each week will have the team in a better position moving forward.

“I love Madge’s attitude and he is here to win," Doueihi enthused.

"He’s always taking care of the boys, but he isn’t scared to tell us the truth when we need it.

“Everyone is taking what he is saying on board. We had an intense training session on Wednesday and it was really high quality. We’re making sure to be really thorough and critical at training for it to show on game day.

“The updated team have come in ready and raring to go," he said.

“It’s unfortunate for Benji but for Josh Reynolds, this will be a great opportunity. You know when he’s out there on the field he won’t let you down and he’ll bring a lot of energy."

I love it when Grub gets crazy !

Would love a dollar for every time a WT player has come out in the media saying “I know I wasn’t at my best last week” after a pitiful loss.
Rather be hearing blokes say “I think that was my best ever performance” after a well-deserved victory.

@Fade-To-Black said in Determined Doueihi to lift against Raiders:

Would love a dollar for every time a WT player has come out in the media saying “I know I wasn’t at my best last week” after a pitiful loss.
Rather be hearing blokes say “I think that was my best ever performance” after a well-deserved victory.

It’s unwarranted though cos he was really good. It’s good that he’s not satisfied, but he’s one of the few players who can hold his head up. It was his best game in our jersey so far.

@Fade-To-Black said in Determined Doueihi to lift against Raiders:

Would love a dollar for every time a WT player has come out in the media saying “I know I wasn’t at my best last week” after a pitiful loss.
Rather be hearing blokes say “I think that was my best ever performance” after a well-deserved victory.

Trent Robinson says they wanna improve on any good win

@GNR4LIFE said in Determined Doueihi to lift against Raiders:

@Fade-To-Black said in Determined Doueihi to lift against Raiders:

Would love a dollar for every time a WT player has come out in the media saying “I know I wasn’t at my best last week” after a pitiful loss.
Rather be hearing blokes say “I think that was my best ever performance” after a well-deserved victory.

It’s unwarranted though cos he was really good. It’s good that he’s not satisfied, but he’s one of the few players who can hold his head up. It was his best game in our jersey so far.

IMO it’s a bit of a stretch saying he was really good, he was nowhere to be seen in a few of the tries GC scored.
He was one of our best in attack.
Not having a go at Douehi personally, just sick of hearing the same old excuses after yet another dismal team performance.

@Fade-To-Black said in Determined Doueihi to lift against Raiders:

Would love a dollar for every time a WT player has come out in the media saying “I know I wasn’t at my best last week” after a pitiful loss.
Rather be hearing blokes say “I think that was my best ever performance” after a well-deserved victory.

There were 15 players that didn’t.

Does that mean they thought they played well.

Stop talking and just do. Then you can talk about what you did rather than what you may or may not do.

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Played his best game ever for Souff’s at FB against the Raiders in the semi last year so lets hope…

He just needs to improve his defensive positioning. It can be taught and I’m more than happy to give him time to learn it.
He is showing great things in the other aspects of his game so it’s no surprise to me that he has good attitude. Glad he’s here.

@mike said in Determined Doueihi to lift against Raiders:

Stop talking and just do. Then you can talk about what you did rather than what you may or may not do.

That’s it in a nutshell mate!

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He’s got a good attitude and will only keep improving. Thought he’s been solid at fullback

@barra said in Determined Doueihi to lift against Raiders:

He just needs to improve his defensive positioning. It can be taught and I’m more than happy to give him time to learn it.
He is showing great things in the other aspects of his game so it’s no surprise to me that he has good attitude. Glad he’s here.

I just hope Douehi was watching last night’s Manly v Broncos match. In the last minute of the match Broncos’ Xavier Coates was speeding down the sideline ready to score a try and win the match for the Broncos. Manly fullback Trobejevic was initially in around the centre of the field but showed great determination and speed to bundle Coates into touch and win the game for Manly.

It was a similar situation to last week’s Titans V Tigers match when in the last minute of play the Titans winger raced down the touchline with Douehi located centre field. However Douehi didn’t show sufficient positional urgency to tackle the winger. Consequently, Titans scored the try and won the match. I hope Douehi has learnt that a first grade fullback needs to be always aware where the opposition attack is heading and needs to put in the extra effort and enthusiasm when in similar situations to Saturday missed opportunity.

Where is the player that was Souths best in the finals series last year??Havent seen the same urgency and comittment in defence that we paid $500k +for.
We can build a team around this guy if hes serious

@Russell said in Determined Doueihi to lift against Raiders:

@Fade-To-Black said in Determined Doueihi to lift against Raiders:

Would love a dollar for every time a WT player has come out in the media saying “I know I wasn’t at my best last week” after a pitiful loss.
Rather be hearing blokes say “I think that was my best ever performance” after a well-deserved victory.

There were 15 players that didn’t.

Does that mean they thought they played well.

It probably means they weren’t interviewed by the media.

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