Premier Rugby: Wests skipper wants his side to shore up defence against Sunnybank

By LIZ MOORE

After a ‘heartbreaking’ 49-47 loss to Brothers on the weekend, Wests captain Rob Puli’uvea is focused on his team’s defence for their match against Sunnybank this week.

Despite going into half-time with an air of confidence that came from being up by nearly 20 points at Sylvan Road on the weekend, the Bulldogs could not maintain what would have been their first win of the season.

“It was obviously quite disappointing for us as a team. Even though they scored on half-time to bring it to 40-21, we were still really confident and energised throughout really the whole game.