Wests flyhalf Carter Gordon believes his side is good enough to play finals footy this season and challenge for a title later this year.
Wests are third with three rounds remaining but face a tough few weeks heading into the playoffs.
The Bulldogs face Bond this weekend, then Jeeps and UQ in the final rounds and will more than likely need to win two of those three games to secure a spot in the playoffs ahead of Bond and Brothers.
“We’ve come a long way this year, we’ve learnt a lot as a team and I think we are playing a good brand of rugby heading into the back end of the season,” Gordon told Rugby News.
“Our set piece is getting better each game and I think our unstructured play is exciting.
“Our discipline needs to improve though. We need to stay on top of our penalty count if we want to go further in this competition.”
While Wests appear to be sitting pretty in third spot, a deeper dive into the Dogs form shows they haven’t beaten a team in