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Confident Peachey eyeing starting spot

Tyrone Peachey has had a strong start to 2021, making an impact when he has been injected into the game by coach Justin Holbrook.

Playing in the #14 jersey for the first two rounds, Peachey says he's still got a strong desire to nail down a starting spot.

"My goal at the start of the season was to start at lock and that hasn't gone away," Peachey said.

"I prefer to start, but the coach really thinks this is best for the team so whatever he wants I do.

"Tino (Fa'asuamaleaui), Wal (Jarrod Wallace) and Moey (Fotuaika) start and they tire them out and then I come on and try and beat them through the middle."

Despite Fa'asuamaleaui owning the position he wants, Peachey says its great for the team that players are actively competing for spots.

"There's been competition all pre-season and that's probably why there is expectation at the Club, because we've got depth there now.

"All the players are buying in and it's enjoyable to see expectation at the Club.

"The coach has told us to take it on and embrace it because you'd rather have people expecting you to win than lose so that's the way we're taking it this year.

"You're desperate to make the starting team every week."

Peachey says Justin Holbrook has given him a new lease on life, with the 29-year-old former New South Wales Origin player getting back to his best.

"He's (Holbrook) given me my confidence back," Peachey said.

"I suppose I lost it there for a bit, and he has full trust in my football capabilities."