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Eel Walker calls on Prince to lift

Ben Horne 20/04/2011 06:56:58 PM Comments (0)

Parramatta veteran Chris Walker says Scott Prince has been "wearing his dinner suit" for most of this season and challenged the Gold Coast halfback to get his hands dirty when the desperate NRL sides meet on Easter Sunday.

Walker is a former team-mate of Prince at the Titans and although he won't play for the Eels against his old side this week, he was happy to add some spice to the clash by indicating the crafty No.7 only started rolling his sleeves up last week.

Prince has had a quiet start to 2011, but came to life in the clutch last Friday to secure the Titans a much needed victory over Wests Tigers.

Walker encouraged the Queensland and Australian playmaker to "fire up" at Parramatta Stadium.

"He's had his dinner suit on for the last five weeks and he decided to take it off and play last week and we all saw what he could do," said Walker.

"I think if Princey decides to play and fire up, that's mainly where they're going to come from in their attack."

The Gold Coast should travel to Sydney full of bravado following their last-start victory, while the Eels will need to overcome the loss of superstar Jarryd Hayne.

But Walker speculated the Titans run the risk of being too confident and urged his Parramatta club-mates to take advantage.

"That's something we can work to our advantage, they might come in too cocky, so it'll be a good game," said Walker.

"He'll (Prince) get a lot of confidence out of what he did last week for the team, especially with the way they won and the fashion they won and they'll keep their tails up."

Parramatta halfback Daniel Mortimer says Prince was always going to turn indifferent form around.

Mortimer challenged himself to rise to the Titans general's level on Sunday, as he strives to be the impetus behind his own team turning things around.

"He's a great and it's exciting coming up against the best halves in the competition and Princey is definitely one of them," he said.

"We have been working hard the last few weeks and it's only a matter of time before it comes around for us.

"Princey's a player where he might have a few ordinary games but he's that type of player - you know he's quality and he's going to come back to his best shortly and we have to watch that this weekend."

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