The atmosphere at Perth’s nib Stadium has been electric in recent seasons when the Rabbitohs comes to town, and Kyle Turner is expecting nothing different this time around.
Having had a taste of Western Australia in recent seasons, the Rabbitohs forward us looking forward to heading back over to the Club’s Western Australian home, this time to take on the Gold Coast Titans.
“(I expect) a great atmosphere more than anything,” said Turner.
“Everyone in Perth comes out to support us – as soon as you run out onto the field you really feel it and it gets the boys home more often than not.
“We’re expecting a great game against the Gold Coast and a great crowd there.”
Head Coach, Michael Maguire, yesterday (Tuesday) named his best available squad, including the Club’s two Origin representatives; Adam Reynolds and Greg Inglis, who will both come together tonight in Origin I at ANZ Stadium.
But even if those two are rested for the match, Turner says that he and his men in Red and Green are confident in whoever steps into their shoes.
“We’ve got the boys to come in and fill the roles,” said Turner.
“Obviously they’re big shoes to fill with GI and Reyno, but we’ve got faith in the boys that do come into the side – they know they’ve got a job to do and we have total faith in them.
The interstate banter has reached fever-pitch at Rabbitohs training this week as the Rugby League community prepares for the 2016 Origin Series – Turner (a New South Welshman) admitting to some light-hearted jabs at Queensland teammates.
“Personally, I’ve been giving it to Dave Tyrrell a bit,” laughed Turner.
“It’s all fun and games, but Wednesday will be the time to shine I guess. Sometimes we go over to one of the boys’ houses and have a barbecue or something and just watch the game there – have a bit of banter and just have a bit of fun.”
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