LOTE Tuqiri has called on Wests Tigers fans to get in early and give their team a boost for the year by turning up in numbers at Campbelltown Sports Stadium this Saturday night.
“I’m sure there will be lots of Parra fans,” he told the Advertiser at a kids training clinic in Campbelltown last week.
"So we want to see lots of black, white and gold when we run out here.
“I’m 100 per cent looking forward to it and it’s important we play out here.”
Team mate Wade McKinnon said the team was looking forward to the chance to show fans what’s in store for 2011.
“It should be good,” he said.
"It’s the first trial of the year for a lot of the boys.
“It’s like back to the old days with four games in a day, so it should be awesome for the fans.”
McKinnon and Tuqiri both believe the Tigers have the team to go one better than last year, and make the grand final.
“I feel whatever team we put on the field each week will be good enough to do the job,” McKinnon said.
Tuqiri added improvement is a must. “You always want to improve each year, individually and as a team,” he said.
Gates open 1.45pm. 2pm: Western Suburbs Magpies v Mount Pritchard, NSW State Cup trial; 3.45pm: Balmain Ryde Eastwood Tigers vs Wentworthville, NSW Cup trial; 5.30pm: Wests Tigers v Parramatta, under 20s trial; 7.30pm: Wests Tigers v Parramatta, NRL trial.