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Phew, it was messy but we took the win. The last few minutes were nerve racking, history would have seen us give the lead away, but thankfully the two early tries that Adam Reynolds set up along with his superb kicking skills saw us with enough points to hang on and become one of only three teams to have the first two round wins.

Yes, we are up there with Melbourne and Manly and I am hoping and guessing that after this weekend we will still be up there because Penrith are the next team on our radar.

Execution was our big issue against the Sharks. Were we trying too hard, putting too much pressure on ourselves? I dont know.

But what is promising is that John Sutton stood out with a fine performance. In the past he would show the pressure on his shoulders, but I feel he has really matured and is settling in to his role comfortably. His defence is ideal and has really stepped up to the plate.

If the team can put the lack of execution behind us and complete our sets along with less penalties being conceded, then 'Sutto' will have a platform to really shine. He has the ability to be a first class five eighth and I believe this is the year he will turn heads.

With the chance of going off in a completely different tangent here, while I am writing this story I am watching my four week old baby girl napping.

She was born on Charity Shield day and has seen only wins from our Mighty Bunnies.

Thinking back to my childhood, I was born in 1985, so my memories of our minor premiership in 1989 are very sketchy and wins after that, especially when we came back in the comp, were few and far between.

I got to enjoy players like Tim Brasher and Craig Wing. I found many moments that I will remember forever more but cannot begin to imagine how lucky my little girl is to have joined the Rabbitoh family now.

Inglis, Burgess, Merritt, Luke, a team of professional, talented and super-eager sportsmen who are more than likely to see a premiership win in the near future.

She has been born into a business that runs smoothly, a Club that is proficient and a team that is soaring.

If I love Souths with all that heartache of the past then imagine how passionate she will be when we engrave our team name on that trophy.

Back to the season that is now. We have shown two teams who have thought their recruiting will make them top eight contenders who's boss. And we have another challenge to get past this week.

We are going to be hard to beat against Penrith. I just hope that we iron out the crinkles from last week and execute, capitalise and most importantly entertain!

With Sammy back to push the boys forward I think we will have plenty of quality field position which will mean Reynolds and Sutton will be able to control how this game pans out.

The ref against the Sharks questioned Crocker at one stage regarding the silly penalties we had been giving away, suggesting it was some sort of plan. Crocker's response noted that it would be a silly plan to defend as much as they had been. I feel I would be safe to say that the plan this week is to defend well, but defend less.

Possession will be the aim and with this the tries will flow.

I'm confident that we will win this game. Even though we are heading to enemy territory, the momentum we have behind us, being one of only three unbeaten teams already will push us across the line.

Issac Luke will control the pace, Sammy will charge the ball up field, Reynolds will give us the pin point kicks and Merritt, Inglis, Farrell and Everingham will fight to claim the points.

To those of you lucky enough to make it out to this match, I implore you to bring the noise and get behind the boys. We will not put on a performance like last week, and if we can win playing below our usual standards then watch out when we play our best.

Top of the table, most Members and pride of the league. 2013 is our year, and Penrith are the next team in front of us.

Enjoy the game Members, its our time.

Up the Mighty Rabbitohs!
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