Some frantic pushed passes from an adventurous Parramatta ended up not being costly in a 14-0 win over the Storm on Thursday night but their coach Brad Arthur wants more discipline from his side over the final five rounds.
Adding his team had done little ball work at training lately with a heavy emphasis on defence, the zero points against was a welcome figure.
"They threw plenty at us, I know they’ve got some quality missing but we can only defend what's in front of us," Arthur said.
"At the back end of the game, the last 20 minutes we made some line breaks, we have to be more patient there.
"All we're doing at training is working on our defence, we're doing bits and pieces with the ball but we have to make sure our defence is working together and it is. It's getting better, we'll start spending more time on our attack as we go.
"We need to learn to be able to grind out a full 80 minutes and there's still parts of our game we're not on top of and part of that is making sure we can get three tries out [in front] and defend our way to a win because that's what it's going to take."
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Asked about the two crusher tackle penalties his side received, Arthur bristled at suggestions Maika Sivo played for a penalty.
"I'd have to have a look at it again but no-one's deliberately staying down," he said.
Sivo had a strong all-round game with a try, two line breaks and 153 run metres, with Arthur praising the Fijian's improved understanding of the game.
"It's good for him, good for his confidence and we need him to score tries," Arthur said.
"It would be nice if we could fill the stadium again but he certainly gets the crowd going.
"He's slowly getting there, he's still learning different pieces of the game but his decision making is pretty good, he's got a good educator inside him in Michael Jennings and his strike rate of finishing off movements and tries is pretty good, he doesn't bomb many.
"There's still some things there, we'd like to see a bit more from him out of the back field but I thought he carried the ball pretty strong tonight."