Tamou primed to make most of se­lec­tion re­prieve

Townsville Bulletin - - Rugby league -

From back page ‘‘ The coach has said ‘ look at all those mis­takes you did – try and look past that be­cause ev­ery­thing else you did, you did fine, it was just a lapse in con­cen­tra­tion and you need to work a bit on that’,’’ Tamou said. ‘‘ I think I was still fixed on last week and I didn’t re­ally get into the game, I was just sort of ( go­ing through) the mo­tions and just back­ing up for the team and I should’ve been lead­ing.’’

Still, be­ing de­moted to Q Cup du­ties would not have sat well with Tamou.

‘‘ I knew I wasn’t too happy about my game and I told the team I wouldn’t be too happy if I was cut and taken back down to Q Cup,’’ he said.

‘‘ But he ( Henry) stuck with me and hope­fully way bet­ter t his night.’’

Tamou will have his shot at re­demp­tion against a Storm pack fea­tur­ing the likes of heavy hit­ters Adam Blair, Sika Manu and Kevin Proc­tor.

‘‘ Mel­bourne’s renowned for be­ing strong and just be­ing phys­i­cal . . . not only are they big they’re skil­ful,’’ he said.

‘‘ I think this is a re­ally good I can do Mon­day test for us ( and) for the for­wards just to get back at them, just try and bash them around. We’re go­ing to go back to what we did well with the Bron­cos.’’

T a m o u s a i d J a m e s Sege­yaro and Kal­ifa Fai Fai Loa, who have been named on the team in place of Ben Jones and Michael Bani, would also face an acid test against the Storm.

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