Wests player James Prichard in action last year.
Wests player James Prichard in action last year. Alistair Brightman

Prichard: 'I can get better'

LEAGUE: Western Suburbs forward and captain James Prichard has a warning for the rest of the Bundaberg Rugby League A-grade competition.

Prichard feels he can get better.

The captain scored a try and all the points for Wests in the opening round of the season last week.

He enters this season as the reigning player of the year after getting the award last year at the end of season awards.

"I'm embracing it at the moment, trying not to think about it to much,” Prichard said.

"I'll just take each week as it comes.”

Prichard hopes his performances can inspire the team as well.

Western Suburbs is aiming to continue its strong record of making the finals in recent years.

"I'm just trying to let my actions do most of the speaking,” he said.

"Hopefully the boys play off the back of that.”

The side plays Maryborough Brothers who will be aiming to bounce back after getting smashed 72-0 against Hervey Bay last week.

Both sides will be chasing their first win after Wests lost to Past Brothers 20-6.

The two sides face each other at 4.30pm with Brothers having the bye.