Set to make his debut for the Parramatta Eels tonight against his former club, the North Queensland Cowboys, Webb denies that he is out for revenge, but rather playing his best to get a win for his new side.
After going through an off-season struggle with hamstring and calf injuries, Webb shed 9 kilos, in an attempt to get to the same weight and physique he had during his Origin days, Webb denies that he has a point to prove to his former club.
”I don’t feel I need to prove anything to them, I am looking forward to making my debut for Parramatta,” Webb said.
‘It will be good to see some old faces again, but I enjoyed my time living up north. There were no dramas, they let me know early I wouldn’t be offered a contract so I had plenty of time to find something.”
After being put on the scrapheap at the end of the 2010 season, Webb looked destined to head to the ESL along with his former team-mate, Luke O’Donnell, but he was offered a life-line by the Eels, and he took it.
‘I feel like I have had a fairly long pre-season,” he said.
”It would have been great to start the season, but it is better to sit out and be fully fit so I can do myself justice.
”The coach has told me exactly what he expects from me and I am confident I can do a job for the team and cannot wait to get back out there and playing again.
”It is a good game to come back for, but I am not putting myself under any stress or pressure.”
After a solid Rd 1 performance, but some indifferent performances the last two games, Webb believes that tonight is the chance for the Eels to get their season back on track.
”I think we have performed OK, but I am sure the boys want to put in a good performance over the weekend, and I want to come in and do my bit,” he said.