Senior Coach Stuart Dew says his side need to be better than their last two matches if they are to take home the four points this weekend.

The SUNS have flown to Perth to take on the West Coast Eagles and Dew said it was a good opportunity for the players to prove their competitiveness against the reigning premiers.

“I think the scoreboard probably flattered us (last week) which we’ve talked about but there was a comparison between the Adelaide and Brisbane game,” Dew said.

“Certainly our level of competing will be our focus (this week), obviously simplify it and get the boys back winning their one-on-ones.

“But also as a midfield group, forward group and defensive group – how can they impact the other lines positively.”

After last week’s match Dew pointed to the team’s preparation as a possible cause for their drop in form and competitiveness over the last fortnight.

But he says the team are back on track and have shifted the focus to what they can control out on the field this week.

“(The preparation’s) been good, really focussed in on where they can control momentum of games and how they can influence teammates around them,” Dew said. 

“Then obviously the result takes care of itself in terms of our level of competing when guys make sure that they bring a level for themselves and then set the scene for others.”

After the Eagles similarly had a disappointing result last week, both sides will be out with a point to prove on the Optus Stadium deck.