Dyldam Parramatta Eels forward Danny Wicks is doing everything in his power to cement his spot in the Blue and Gold side, and after the Eels 29-16 victory over the South Sydney Rabbitohs, Wicks knows the Eels cannot get ahead of themselves.
“I think the boys stood up and it was a good experience but at the end of the day it was just one game, and we will see how we go for the rest of the season,” Wicks said.
“Beating the 2014 Premiers is something we can definitely build on for the rest of the season.”
“It is a milestone but we picked a lot of fault in what we were doing in the game so we have a lot improvement left in us which is a good thing,” Wicks said after the team’s video review session.
With the Eels faced with injuries, Wicks said the Eels took plenty of confidence from the victory, however he knows that the Blue and Gold still have plenty of areas to improve.
“There is confidence there [dealing with the injuries to defeat the Premiers] but nobody is getting ahead of themselves,” Wicks said.
“The video session was a little bit of good things but it was mostly negative stuff, and knowing we have a lot to build on is what me as a player and the boys are really excited about.”
Wicks, who had not played in the NRL for five years before returning in Round Two, is focused on improving his own personal form for the Blue and Gold and the forward believes he still has plenty of improvements to make.
“I am doing my job at the moment,” Wicks said.
“I am doing what I have to do to try and cement my spot in the side."
“I am not really that happy with how I have been going. I think I can go a bit better and I want to for Parramatta."
“Wicksy is a real man’s man. He’s the kind of guy you loving having in your team and loving having around for coffee. He is just one of those guys that you loving having around” Mannah said.
“He is a hard worker on the field and he is one of those guys that is very athletically gifted in the gym, who almost has the records for everything, and on the field he’s fast and powerful and he is starting to really find his feet now in first grade and he definitely a real asset for us.”
Wicks spoke openly and honestly about his 18 months in jail, however the forward focusing all his efforts on his future, which included the Eels annual Easter visit to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
“It means the world to me to be back playing rugby league,” Wicks said.
“I am back and here to do the right thing.”
“This is what we do and this is what we do it for,” Wicks said of the visit to the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.
“How special is it to put smiles on kids faces. That’s what it’s all about.”