Tenterfield Tigers captain-coach Brendan Minns believes an attitude shift is needed among his side after a dismal second-half performance against Guyra on Saturday.
After a strong opening half where Tenterfield dominated possession, both teams went into the sheds with six points apiece.
The second stanza was a different story altogether with the Tigers leaking 30 points to lose 40-10.
“It was definitely a game of two halves,” he said.
“We played well in the first-half and then came out in the second-half and wanted nothing to do with it
“Guyra just took that opportunity and hammered us.
“The boys were all disappointed with the way it played out.
“As well as that, there is a need for an attitude shift within our team.
“To go out in the second-half and play the way we did was just shocking.”
The Tigers have the chance to redeem themselves this Saturday in front of a home crowd with their round nine clash against Bingara.
The Bullets are sitting second last on the table but Minns said his side will still have to improve to beat them.
“We are looking forward to playing Bingara this weekend,” he said.
“We need to bounce back and find a little bit of form and gain some momentum again.”
Tenterfield have slipped to fourth on the table after sitting first two weeks ago.
“It is fairly obvious we have leaked a lot of points because we are sitting fourth due to the fact our for and against is not good,” Minns said.
“Without doubt, our defence needs to be better.
“That is an aspect we will be working on coming into the next few rounds.
“If we can't rectify our defence, we are not going to go too far at the end of the season.
“We are in a good position now but all the hard work is going to be undone if we can't get along and change our attitudes.”
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