THE Port City Breakers may have lost the battle against their biggest rivals last week but they have the belief they can win the war.
The Breakers take on the Wingham Tigers tomorrow, a week after going down to the Port Macquarie Sharks.
Coach Ben Sprague said if they play as well against the Tigers as they played in the loss last week he is confident of a win.
Although they didn't come away with the competition points, Sprague said his troops took massive confidence out of their clash.
The Breakers had it all against them, especially in the first half.
Playmaker Adrian Daley had a stint in the bin, winger Tamati Wigman suffered a nasty shoulder injury, an eight to nil penalty count went against them, they were without several key players due to suspension and Sprague admitted they were underdone having not played a game in three weeks.
Despite all that the Breakers went into the second half down just 14-12 against the so far undefeated Sharks.
"We took a lot of confidence and a lot of positives out of that game," Sprague said.
"Not taking anything away from the Sharks, they were the better team on the day, but it gave us confidence knowing we can match them and there's still plenty of room for improvement."
The coach said the Tigers had claimed some impressive scalps throughout the year but said he preferred to worry about the Breakers game.
"I don't want to focus on them, I want to focus on our game and make sure we keep improving each week," he said.
"We need to start building momentum and working towards the finals.
"If we can keep improving, we're not far off where we want to be."
The game kicks off tomorrow at 3pm at the Regional Stadium.
The Port Macquarie Sharks travel to Old Bar tomorrow to take on the Pirates in the bid to remain undefeated.