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Roosters hold truth talks to save season

Joe Barton 31/05/2011 06:23:30 PM Comments (0)

Sydney Roosters skipper Braith Anasta revealed the NRL club held truth sessions this week in a bid to try and work out how they can rescue their season.

The 2010 grand finalists broke a five-game losing streak in round 11 against Newcastle, but couldn't back it up against North Queensland last weekend where they looked lost in attack and finished with a completion rate of just 56 per cent.

The 20-6 loss prompted the team to get together and openly discuss what had gone wrong, and what needed to be done to rescue their fading finals hopes.

"We've had a good talk and nutted out a lot of stuff behind the scenes to make sure we're all on the same page," Anasta said on Tuesday.

"We know what we are capable of (and) that's the most frustrating thing.

"We all know we are playing under our ability and know how much better we can play."

Anasta said the only way to turn things around was for everyone at the Roosters to correct their attitude and start doing the little things right - on everything from diving on a loose ball to getting the dress code right.

"It's about doing everything possible, it's all the little things," he continued.

"It's from what you do at training to your attitude, your discipline to wearing the right polo on the bus.

"It can be the smallest of things. This is the time you've got to have leadership from the senior players and the coach.

"You've got to cover all bases ... We've dropped off a little in those little areas, we can definitely improve on that.

"You've got to be hungry. You can't be satisfied with what you've achieved, particularly last season."

Despite sitting in 13th spot with just three wins from 11 games, Anasta was confident there was still time for the Roosters to salvage something from a dismal season.

"It's definitely difficult times but we're confident we can get ourselves out of this situation," he said.

"It's just the confidence. We should be scoring a lot more tries(because) we're creating the opportunities (but) we're dropping our heads and going into our shells.

"It's just not acceptable in first grade football. We want to make sure we turn it around as soon as possible.

"... We're not looking ahead at the semi-finals.

"We were taking it week by week - I think we've got to take it day by day."

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