Dewsbury Rams prop Jack Teanby says the team is excited about the challenge that lays ahead at Leigh Centurions tomorrow afternoon.
Leigh have endured a tough start to the season, with their only victories so far coming against Batley Bulldogs, in League and Cup.
“You look at how we started last year and compare it to this and it’s totally different,” said Teanby.
“We have had some rocky results of late, but overall we are happy with the start we have made.
“Hopefully, we can get back on track and get the win against Leigh that we want, and then we go into a hectic Easter period.
“They haven’t had the best start to the season, but that doesn’t mean we can go there and think it’ll be easy, because they are a good side.
“They have made some very good signings and kept a lot of their players that they had in Super League.
“We just want to go there and take advantage of how they have been playing so far this season.”
Teanby noted that the players have improved in a number of areas, compared to last year.
“We have started to play for 80 minutes, and that is something that we weren’t doing all the time last year.
“That is certainly an area that we have improved on so far this season, and it’s always good to put in a shift and defend hard, which we’ve also done well this season.
“Hopefully we can keep their score down as a low as possible.
“We have watched videos back on ourselves and seen where we need to improve. The aim is to learn from the mistakes that we have made in previous games.
“You have to take the losses and the wins the same, not get too high or too low, but hopefully, if we have a good period now, we can take great confidence going forward.”
Meanwhile, one of Teanby’s personal goals is to improve his on-field communication.
“I am pretty pleased with how I have performed so far this season, and think I have come a long way since I first started,” he said.
“The one thing I am always looking to improve on is my talk and communication.
“As you get tired in games you sometimes communicate less and I’m looking to just keep that up for as long as I can in fixtures.”