Josh Hoffman has revealed what was behind the effort that saw him shut down Blake Ferguson and how his ‘roomie’ relationship needs to blossom.

The Aquis Titans centre put in his best defensive performance against the Roosters and has been more threatening in attack too the past three games.

“It is something I had to address in my game [defence] … coming up against Blake [Ferguson],” Hoffman said of his performance.

“I had a big job to do; he’s a great player playing for NSW and Australia he can do some damage to other teams. I had to minimise his opportunities out wide.

Asked what he had to work on, Hoffman replied: “It was my taking under fatigue, when I find myself blowing as game goes on I stop talking. When I’ve got boys like Tyrone and David Mead talking to me inside and out  it helps me a lot out it means a lot, Meady played a big part in my defensive game so it was pretty pleasing having him out there.

“He’s a bit of a shy boke that that Nene, I did room with him one game so hopefully we can get a bit of ‘bromance’ going there, or something going there.”

Hoffman also admitted Panthers second-rower Bryce Goodwin was a big threat on his side of the field in the game against Penrith on Sunday.

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