Eels halfback Mitch Moses said a decision to return to his running game paid dividends in his starring role against the Rabbitohs on Friday, but he wasn't happy with his kicking as he targets an all-round performance against the Sharks next week.
Moses had 150 run metres, four busts and a line break to go with three try-assists against the depleted Bunnies as his run-first approach paid dividends. However some questionable short kicks that gave up possession still require attention.
"I wanted to get back to taking the line on and it felt like I did that tonight," Moses said.
"I've probably got to finish off the sets a bit better. That's a little thing that's come into my game so hopefully I can ice the whole part of my game next week.
"I just needed to get my running game back, it's coming back slowly. I've been trying to control the game a bit too much. As a halfback you've got to do those things but I've been going away from my running game so hopefully it all ties in next week."
Moses and Gutherson combine for the opener
Moses admitted his end-of-set kicks were "a bit 50-50" in the early stages as one grubber trickled short of the Souths in-goal and another went comfortably dead.
"Towards the end of the first half I felt like I was kicking a lot better but towards the end of the game, I've got to ice the game a lot better," he said.
"We shouldn't have let them have that chance to score that last try and I've definitely got to ice it a lot better.
"A few times I got caught on last. If we did that against them with their full side they'd probably make us pay. It's a good lesson for myself and hopefully we can tie it all in next week."
Moses breaks through for Ferguson to score
Moses admitted it had been a challenge to adjust to his third different halves partner of the season after rookie Dylan Brown (three games) was sidelined with a back injury and Jaeman Salmon (six games at five-eighth) was dropped. His halves partner for the past three games has been Will Smith.
"I've had a fair few combinations at the moment and getting used to different players," Moses said.
"I think we get Dylan back in a few weeks. This Origin period, we have to really come on top of other teams, we don't have any Origin players so hopefully we get both Browns back soon (lock Nathan is the other). They're probably two of our best players and we haven't had them all year so they're big add-ins."