New recruit Kallum Watkins has not had the start to his Titans career he hoped for, but the centre is adamant that the Titans’ continued hard work will eventually lead to results on the field.
Watkins arrived in late June but was not able to make his NRL debut until Round 19 due to visa complications, and while the past fortnight has not been great from a results perspective, the 28-year-old is looking forward to Saturday’s fixture in Sydney against the Dragons.
“Obviously every week is a chance to respond, and we’re coming up against a team that has some great players,” Watkins said.
“They are struggling a bit at the minute, but we’re in that same position, so it should be an interesting game.”
The result against the Roosters was far from acceptable, but the former Leeds Rhino says the Titans have discussed it as a group and are focused on putting in a strong performance this Saturday.
“It is tough. Like you say, you don’t want to dwell on it,” he said. “You have to have some conversations, but that’s part of being a team. You have to have those conversations.
“Then you need to continue to work hard for each other and focus on putting in a good performance this weekend.
“I think last week was poor, and we let ourselves down.”
Although he has only been in Australia for a short period, the England international has been welcomed with open arms by the Titans faithful.
“The fans have been amazing since I got here, and have always been very welcoming and they’ve always supported us,” he said.
“We owe that to them, we owe that to ourselves. We don’t want to go out there and get beat like that.
“We play the game to win, we play the game to do our best.
“Us as a team, we need to collectively get that right. We’re looking forward to our game on Saturday.”