“It would be very disappointing if it was to end that way, particularly with the team we have got,’’ Ellis told the Tigers’ official website.
“We are a team that probably could go on to win the competition so if we don’t give ourselves a chance to compete in (the finals), then that would be very disappointing particularly in my last year.
“Hopefully I can I have an impact in the back end of the year.”
Ellis will leave at the end of the season following a successful three years with the joint venture club although his form has been hampered by injuries during the current campaign.
“We have played against each other a few times now and alongside each other with England,’’ added Ellis.
“For myself, I just feel like a Wests Tigers player now and I don’t really see anything different.
“He is obviously going to be someone who we are going to have to contain and he is a great player. It is going to be a great game. Their whole team is playing well.”