INJURED Canberra star Brett White says the Raiders shape as their own potential worst enemies after dropping out of the top eight with two months to run for the finals.
White, this week’s A-List interviewee who puts a new perspective on the debate over fighting in in Origin on pages 28-29, reckons its desire and focus rather than opponents that will decide the Green Machine’s fate.
“We’ve got to get consistency and it’s been difficult with a young side,” says the former NSW star, out with an eye injury.
“It’s that week-in, week-out grind. We got good after the break and I knew we always would because we were fresh and it’s easy to concentrate on footy when you’re fresh and raring to go.
“But once you get into the week-to-week grind and a few backed up games later in the season, that’s when we’ll be changed.
“Challenged, I don’t say by other sides but challenged by ourselves. It will come down to us and how much we want it and how much we’re willing to put in and sacrifice to get what we want.
“It’s the mental side of things, I think, for the Raiders at the back end of the season.”
In A-List, White says he learned the hard way about the impact of Origin violence when his daughter came home from school saying a friend had watch on YouTube him knocking out Steve Price.
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