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Rochow Confident Ahead Of Roosters Clash

Despite coming away with victories in their last two outings, Rabbitohs backrower Robbie Rochow knows that his side has still has plenty to work on heading into their Round 4 clash with the Sydney Roosters at ANZ Stadium on Thursday night.

Sitting on four competition points after Round 3, South Sydney will be looking to tighten up areas of their game when they take on their cross-town rivals who have commenced the season with three victories. 

“The last two wins haven’t been as clean and tidy as we would have liked, but obviously there’s a lot to work on,” said Rochow.

“I think early on in the year if you can win when you’re not playing at your best, that’s a good thing for our team.

“Obviously when we work on a few more combinations and clean up a few more discipline areas, then we’ll get a lot more energy with the ball and we’ll play a lot better football.”

Having left the field after sustaining a head knock against his former side, Rochow is confident that he will take the field against the tri colours after being subjected to extensive compulsory concussion testing after the incident.

“The protocols in place now are there to protect the players and I think that’s doing a great job," explained Rochow.

“What I have to go through this week if I’m fit to play or what not is pretty extensive and I think they take every necessary protocol.

“If I knew I wasn’t right and I wasn’t feeling right I wouldn’t risk playing on a short turnaround.

“Obviously you put your team at risk as well if you’re not playing at one hundred percent and we’ve got a lot of depth here and it’s early on in the year. I wouldn’t take the risk to push myself.”

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