The Gold Coast Bulletin
SLOW START BUT SAAB’S FLYING NOW
JASON Saab says his early-season form was so bad that he wasn’t sure he was good enough for reserve grade, but the Sea Eagles winger is flying high now after honest words with his dad and Des Hasler.
Saab failed to fire in the opening month and there was talk he would be dropped but Hasler gave him the confidence to be the man the Sea Eagles were so desperate to sign.
“The honest conversation was basically: ‘You can step up to the plate, or you can let it discourage you.’
Since that point, I’ve worked on it and improved,” he said.
Saab’s confidence was at rock bottom following a Round 4 hammering that saw Penrith pile on the points down his edge, and things got worse when his dad asked to chat about his performances. “He told me that it looked like I wasn’t putting my body on the line,” Saab said.
“It’s weird because when it comes from dad, I get a bit cut and hurt.”
His redemption is on track now, however, with the first hat-trick of his career coming in the thrilling win against the Warriors on Sunday.