With just under a month remaining of the 2019 season, Jacob Saifiti believes the time for talking is over.
After a disappointing month of football, the nib Newcastle Knights now find themselves needing four wins from as many games if they are to extend their season into September.
Saifiti believes that chance is all the motivation the team needs to start a run to the semi-finals.
“Talk is cheap isn’t it? It’s all actions from here,” he said.
“You know we’re all going to rip in to training today and tomorrow, and like I said in the game it’s about actions, so hopefully we can show that.”
Saifiti proved to be a damaging asset for the Knights last weekend against Parramatta, with the 23-year-old running for 59 metres off just 5 carries, with 20 of those coming post-contact.
This coming after a tough season for the man known as ‘JSaf’, with him playing just three games after starting the year with a leg injury.
However, Saifiti believes his body and performances are improving every week.
“The bodies alright, I’ve only played a couple of games but the bodies feeling pretty good,” he said.
“We’ve still got four games left so hopefully I’m playing in all of them.
“I’ve only played three games but I feel like I’m getting better as each game goes on, hopefully I can build on that and play better this weekend.”
With the pressure valve continuing to be tightened every week, Saifiti said he’ll continue to focus on doing what he can for the team.
“Finals are obviously still a hope but for me personally, but I just want to build on my performances and finish the year on a high, that’s for sure,” he said.
“A win at home this week will go a long way to doing that, even though we’ve lost six on the trot, whatever it is, we’ve still got a lot of belief in the team and team morale is pretty high.
“Hopefully that gets us going in the right direction.”