Final Thoughts | Round 5
With just two days to go until the Roosters kick off against the New Zealand Warriors at Central Coast Stadium, we get some Final Thoughts from members of the squad.
The Warriors hit their straps last week against the Knights, putting 40+ points on the board in a big second half performance.
They have strike power all over the park and the Roosters know that they can't take them lightly.
"They're a pretty big team," Mitchell Frei said to RoostersTV.
"They've got a lot of offloads in them, I think defensively we need to be pretty strong, making sure we tackle well, lock the ball up and stopping that second phase play," he added.
Whether it's a matter of marking certain players or focusing on your own team, Blake Ferguson personally wants to see the Roosters work on their own performance.
"We just need to work on ourselves," he told RoostersTV.
"Working on our defence, get consistent line movement, making tackles and retreating back.
"We know what we need to do and if we get everything right in the middle of the field, no team can go with us."
The Roosters are excited about going up against former Rooster Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, but they've got to keep an eye on some of the other danger guys.
"He's a tremendous player, one of the world's best," said Assistant Coach Steve McNamara at Team Talk.
"Quite often with players like him, you try and contain one and you take your eye off somebody else.
"We're aware of all the threats from the New Zealand Warriors, but Roger is a special player, he's close to our hearts and a very special talent."