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The South Sydney Rabbitohs are preparing to go west this weekend with the club set to take on the New Zealand Warriors in Perth in round 17 of the NRL when the NRLs Best Comes to the West.

Rabbitohs forward Roy Asotasi is excited to be heading over to Perth to play what will be a Souths home game against one of the form teams of the competition, as well as getting the chance to re-connect with loyal Western Australian Members.

Its pretty exciting, said Asotasi.

The boys are really looking forward to it. We enjoy heading over there and seeing our fans in WA and were looking forward to that support on game day.

We see it like a home-game because weve been there the last few years and theres plenty of Rabbitohs supporters out there that help our cause thats probably one of the reasons we go across.

The South Sydney prop also cited using the trip as an opportunity to bond as one of the major advantages of the trip west, while also taking on the challenge of a Warriors outfit that has won five successive games.

Theyre riding high on confidence at the moment and theyre playing some good football stringing five wins in a row.

Before that, there were a lot of questions about how they were playing. Weve got to watch out for teams like the Warriors, and any team because on their day they can definitely do a good job on you.

Their confidence will be a big part of their game plan, and weve just got to make sure we go out there and do our job and focus on putting on a good performance.

But Asotasis says that there is still much room for the Rabbits to grow, despite a convincing win against the Raiders on Friday night.

Theres still plenty of room for improvement we were disappointed about the two points the Raiders scored.

And the competitive streak doesnt end there, with Asotasi highlighting that competition for starts in a red and green jumper are fierce.

Maguire has the tough job of choosing whos going to be in the team and that really depends on how we train throughout the week as well as how we play. Thank god Im not the coach.

The Rabbitohs will play the New Zealand Warriors on Sunday 7th July at NIB Stadium in Perth. Kick off is at 4:30pm with tickets available from ticketmaster, or by clicking here.
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