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By Blake Edwards

Illawarra Cutters Assistant Coach Dave Walsh will turn the tide on recent performances against Wests Tigers at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday.

The Cutters were on the unfortunate receiving end of a 50-16 loss to the Mt Pritchard Mounties last round in a game which saw prop Sebastiane Ikahihifo, fullback Kurt Mann (ankle), second-rower Chris Lewis (thumb) and hooker Blake Wallace (concussion) all leave the field..

Despite the injuries, Walsh believes the loss was due to a lack of possession, as a result of a number of errors and penalties. 

"We just didn't have enough of the footy to moun t a threat against the mounties", said Walsh.

"When we make an error we need to learn how to defend it and they gave us a bit of a lesson out there. 

"We kept fighting and getting off the line which showed a bit of character, but at the end of the day it just wasn't good enough. 

"We have a tough game against the Tigers coming up now and we need to be better than that.

"We bounced back well after the last time we suffered a loss  and I know we can do it again."