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Maguire’s Insights – Rd 6, 2016

Rabbitohs Head Coach, Michael Maguire, has given his insights into Round 6 against the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium.

Maguire named a settled line-up for this week’s deciding Ron Coote Cup clash, with Bryson Goodwin a welcome addition to the side after missing last week’s game against the Sea Eagles.

For Maguire, improvement is the mantra for the week.

“We need to make sure that we’re continually improving,” said Maguire.

“I know I say that each week, but there are areas in our game over the last couple of weeks that we need to be better at.

“The boys fought very hard defensively in their last game, but there’s areas there that we need to look at and make sure we’re better at because giving teams opportunities like that – you do get hurt.

“This week now is another opportunity.”

The clash between the two traditional rivals is also an opportunity to celebrate one of the game’s greats in Ron Coote.

Coote is revered by both the Rabbitohs and the Roosters, having played for, captained and won Premierships with both Clubs between 1964 and 1978. The Souths Junior was also an accomplished representative player, having represented NSW (15 caps) Australia on 23 occasions including World Cup matches, as well as Captaining the Kangaroos.

“All the old boys definitely in all our eyes are a big part of the Club,” said Maguire.

“’Ronny’, is such a nice guy and a humble man for the things that he’s achieved in his life and he’s doing great things in the background for Men of League – (he’s) still at it around the Rugby League circles.”

To watch the full interview, please press play on the video player.

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