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Herbert: We need to play some tough footy

"I think we just need to go with the right mentality to go bash and play some tough footy."

Titans centre Patrick Herbert believes if his team get their defence right, their attack will take care of itself.

The hard-running centre has been one of the Titans best since returning from injury a fortnight ago.

"All thirteen of us on the field just have to try and do our roles in defence and hopefully our attack will come off the back of that," he said.

"We've leaked far too many points so we have got to have a massive emphasis on our defence.

"Like I said they (Manly) are one of the best attacking teams so far, so if we can nullify that and limit their points, I think our attack will take care of itself."

It wont be an easy job though with an in-form Tom Trbojevic coming into the game after a week off and a starring performance for the New South Wales Blues in State of Origin.

"Manly, they are probably one of the most in-form teams in the competition at the moment," Herbert said.

"Their attack is one of those attacks that are hard to defend.

"They play to their strengths really well - you've got Cherry-Evans, Foran and Trbojevic (Tom), who is arguably one of the best people in the game."

Herbert says that playing at their home in Cbus Super Stadium for Inspire Round is added motivation for he and his teammates.

"One of our goals we have set since the pre-season is to have the community behind us," Herbert said.

"I think we have let them down a couple of times lately, but it is a good chance for us to show them what they mean to us at Cbus on the weekend."

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