Dyldam Parramatta Eels prop Danny Wicks says that the Blue and Gold will have their minds set on getting the two points this Friday night when they take on the Sydney Roosters this at Pirtek Stadium.
Looking ahead to the upcoming challenge against the Sydney Roosters this Friday night at Pirtek Stadium, Wicks said that the Blue and Gold are focused purely on claiming the two points.
“The mindset is just getting the two points like it is every week.”
“We were pretty disappointed in our performance.”
“I think we hung in there till probably three-five minutes to go. We’ll see what happens but the mindset is two points.” Wicks added.
Disappointed not to come away with a Round 17 victory over the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, Wicks reflected on the game saying the Blue and Gold were capable of putting in better performances for the remainder of the season.
“They’ve [Sharks] won twelve in a row, of course they can [win the competition].”
“They’ve [Sharks] got a lot of experience and I don’t think they’ll have any trouble being in the top four as a minimum.” Wicks added.
“At the moment we still think we are in with a chance and that’s how we will be playing.”
The Round 18 clash against the Roosters will mark Wicks’ 100th NRL Career game, which he admits is a milestone both him and his family are proud of.
“There was a point in my life where I was happy to be where I was,” Wicks said.
“I got a few [games] under my belt, but fortunate enough Brad [Arthur] gave me the opportunity. I’m doing my best for him and I’m stoked to reach the milestone.”
“I love this club and the support from the supporters” Wicks added.
Looking back at the entirety of his career, Wicks revealed what achieving the milestone means to him and his family.
““She’s been I suppose, in one word, a rollercoaster.”
“I’ve been on the highs and the lows. I’m only playing one hundred games at the moment but I had five years out.” Wicks said.
“It’s a milestone I'm proud of my family’s proud of.”
And with the media focusing on other off-field issues, including Semi Radradra’s court appearance, Wicks had nothing but support for his teammate.
“It’s an allegation at the moment and I think he deserves the presumption of innocence until found guilty,” Wicks said.
“Me personally, I run into a bit of trouble myself through my career, and I know I didn’t want to talk about it with anyone so I will give him the respect and space.”
The Dyldam Parramatta Eels take on the Sydney Roosters at Pirtek Stadium on Friday 8 July, kick off at 7:50pm. Click here for the Game Day Info