North Queensland Toyota Cowboys coach Paul Green wants his players to call on Monday night’s golden-point win over the Melbourne Storm when they are doubting themselves.
While naming his team for their round five clash against the Panthers, Green said the 18-17 win over Melbourne showed plenty of heart.
“I said from the start you don’t forget how to play and we just need to remember the good parts and last night was one of the best wins I’ve been involved with here.
“We just showed a hell of a lot of ticker to come back and get a win against a good team.”
Green has only made one change to the side that claimed the club’s first win of the season, with Justin O’Neill named as 19th man.
But he’s unlikely to tinker with a winning combination.
“It’s always tough after a Monday night game, you really don’t get a chance to assess how your players are," he said.
"Everyone seems to have gotten through with a few bumps and bruises.”
Jake Granville will get his second start at hooker after a solid performance in his 44 minutes on the field, while Jason Taumalolo returned to some of his best form, with 20 runs for 243 metres.
Green believes his forward pack will again need to produce something special against Penrith.
“We need to be good through the middle, they’ve got a pretty big pack. Peter Wallace is steering them around real well so we need to match them physically.
“They’ll be desperate, they’ve had two losses so I know what that feels like. So they’ll be pretty hungry for a win.”
The last time the two sides met in round 23 last season, Penrith won 23-22 in golden point.
“I don’t think my ticker can cop too many golden point games,” Green said.