Fax’s Tangata: Teammates should take the credit

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Cook Islands forward Adam Tangata has believes the help of his teammates has been the major factor in his upsurge in form as the Championship season builds to a conclusion.

Tangata moved to Halifax from Australia with NSW Cup teammates Mitch Cahalane and Matt Place last winter but made a steady rather than spectacular start to his career in England.

But after almost a month out of Richard Marshall’s side, the front rower has now made four consecutive starts and arguably turned in his best performance of the year in the 46-16 win at Dewsbury last weekend.

“I’ve got to thank the boys for sticking with me and helping me out,” said Tangata, who is expected to line up in the front row against London at Keighley on Saturday night (6.0).

“I think I can still get better though, so I’ll keep working on that.

“There’s a few things that have made a difference; it’s the lads themselves, the environment we work in; there’s a good vibe around the place.

“When you’re playing with your mates, training with your mates, doing the extras, it makes it all second nature.

“That’s giving me some confidence and that’s coming through on the pitch.

“Sunday was a great team effort; we set a goal that we needed to win those four away games and so far we’re hitting those targets.

“Next week is another away game effectively, so we’ll come back in this week and get ready for that one.

“London are a good side, a full time side.

“But we’ve been travelling awesome, so we’ll just keep cracking on and see where it gets us at the end of the day.”