Despite now being a member of the Warrington Wolves squad, Rabbitohs legend Roy Asotasi made an early return to Redfern Oval on Friday when the Warrington Wolves trained with the Rabbitohs squad as part of their pre-season camp.
The return was one of mixed-feelings for Asotasi, who admitted to being anxious about returning to Redfern wearing the primrose and blue of Warrington.
“I probably wasn’t really looking to coming back to Redfern for my first training session (with Warrington),” admitted Roy after the session.
“It just felt weird walking in here and having to turn left inside the tunnel. I was waiting for my protein shake – which wasn’t there – and realised I was with Warrington!
“But look it’s always great to be here and enjoy the training with the new squad and mix with the old squad, so I had a good time.”
But the arrival of the Wolves bore special significance for another former Rabbitoh and current Club coaching staff member, Matt King, who enjoyed time with the English Super League club during his own glittering career.
“I haven’t seen the boys (Warrington) now for two years since we played them here at Redfern,” said King referring to the Return to Redfern match of 2012.
“It was really great to see the boys, I had a great time over there – it was a bit of a family affair.”
The Warrington Wolves are in Australia on a three-week training camp that sees them spend time at the Sydney Roosters, St George Illawarra and the Sydney Swans in addition to the Rabbitohs.
To watch the full interview with both Roy and Kingy, please press play on the video player.