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Robinson Confident in Turnaround, Excited for Junior Rep Grand Finals

Head Coach Trent Robinson says his side is ready to bounce back from defeat and put in a Roosters-style performance on Saturday night against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs. 

Despite last week's disappointing loss on ANZAC Day, the Tricolours' mentor is looking forward to seeing what his side can produce in the coming weeks following their most recent preparations. 

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The continuing week-to-week development is a highlight for Robinson, who backed his side to bounce back and shore up their combinations as the season progresses. 

“This is footy, this is the season and this is the best part about it,” Robinson said.

“We walked in the next day really positive about some things where we gave ourselves an opportunity to get back into the game and we didn’t nail our opportunities that we created through our defence.

“We’ve been through this before and seen this on a few occasions and I’m really positive with where we’re at, but there’s also work to be done and that will start on Saturday.

“People question where you’re going and where you’re headed and that’s normal because they look at production. As a team, you go ‘right, let’s get it done. Let’s get it right and bring in a new period for the Roosters’ 2022 style’.

“You’ve got to hold your cool, work hard and get the combinations and belief right and you’ll produce what you want to produce.

“That’s why it’s not hard to walk in the doors, it's exciting to walk in the doors.”

You’ve got to hold your cool, work hard and get the combinations and belief right and you’ll produce what you want to produce. That’s why it’s not hard to walk in the doors, it's exciting to walk in the doors.

Trent Robinson On his side's development

The Roosters face cross-town rivals Canterbury-Bankstown this Saturday night in an exciting triple-header at Accor Stadium alongside the NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg Cup sides.

While Robinson was happy to harken back to the long and fiery rivalry between both clubs, the three-time Premiership-winning coach was quick to point out the opportunity the match presents for his team heading forward. 

“To be honest there have been lots of great matches in our history,” he said.

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“The team we had a couple of weeks ago come through in that early 2000s period (in particular) but for us, it’s about what we’re going to do on Saturday and how we’re going to play.

“We’re excited about how we’re going to play and what we’re going to produce.

“We know that we need to improve that and we set about it in a short turnaround but we need to be better.

“I’m looking forward to going after the game on Saturday as well after the discussions and training we’ve gone through today.”

A number of future NRL and NRLW Roosters will be on show earlier in the day at Commbank Stadium as the Tarsha Gale Cup and SG Ball Cup sides play in their respective Grand Finals.

For Robinson - who recently extended his contract with the Roosters - it presents a chance to see players he will potentially mentor in the coming years in what is a great indication of where the Club is headed. 

”There’s two feeder teams. Our process going from the 19s will see some of those players playing NRL in the next couple of years," he said. 

“With the Tarsha Gale there are some young girls that are playing who will come through to the NRLW either at the end of this year or next year as well.

“That’s the whole idea of development. We understand our demographic here in the East and we’ve got to recruit at certain ages with the three junior teams.

“But we are a development Club as well. We do develop from within those teenage years and bring the Roosters style.

“It’s great to see them out there on the weekend."

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