3 March 2005 Q: Have you been happy with the team's pre-season training and trial performances? A: It's been good. The acquisition of the academy at Narrabeen has been great. The facilities have been first class and being in the one location for the off-season has been good. Q: Who have been the standout players? A: I was very impressed with Glenn Stewart against the Tigers, I thought he played very well. All our new recruits have performed well - Mathew Ballin and Carl Johnson. Q: How are your key recruits Ben Kennedy, Terry Hill and Brent Kite gelling with the team? A: They've had a very good off-season and they're fitting in well. Their experience and their presence and their playing ability will have a huge impact on the side. Q: How are your new combinations coming together? A: They're looking pretty good. Michael Witt and Travis Burns worked well together on debut. Q: What areas have you been working on? A: Our defence and playing for the full 80 minutes. I think recognising those things and also we want to continue the platform that we built in six of the last eight games last year. We built a platform there and we want to continue that. Q: Are you feeling confident about your first round clash with the Warriors? A: It will be a tough game, particularly over there. They've recruited pretty strongly, they've got about 11 internationals in that side. They've changed their training quite a bit and they've trained very hard and done a lot of running during the off-season so I think they'll be a lot fitter and lot leaner this year. Q: Some say you're set for big things this season. Do you agree? A: You could probably say that about Parramatta, you could probably say that about half a dozen sides but we're just quite pleased about where we're at and when it comes down to it we want to get results and that's what we're after this year.