TAMOU VOWS TO MAKE AMENDS
Question marks still surround Scott’s chances of playing on Monday after suffering a twist to his right knee during last Monday’s 30- 12 win over Manly, but Tamou is prepared to do whatever it takes to support his tough teammate.
“We’re all aware that “Thumper” ( Scott) is struggling a bit and I know what he’s going through,” said Tamou, who had off- season neck surgery.
“You go into games thinking ‘ what if?’ and you battle with confidence, but he’s out there week in, week out.
“He’s a bit of an inspiration and everyone wants to chip in and help out.”
Tamou admits the pain of enduring a 52- 6 thumping at the hands of a rampant Queensland recently is still fresh in his mind, but he feels no need to make amends on his return to club duty.
“To be honest I still haven’t watched the game on TV,” he said.
“I just want to forget all about it and to be honest I have made myself forget about it.
“Obviously the plan is to win a premiership and I’m just concentrating on the future, and I do believe we have the team to do it.”
But Tamou knows enough to be cautious.
Bookmakers have surged behind the Cowboys ahead of Monday’s clash, with Parramatta without Chris Sandow ( two matches), Anthony Watmough ( season) and Danny Wicks – among a host of other personnel.
Tamou, however, is expecting the unexpected.
“I hate these games, when they say we’re the downright favourites,” he said.
“You don’t want complacency to set in, and we have to treat it as if it’s going to be a really tough game, which I expect it will be.’’