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Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire fronted the rugby league media this morning (Wednesday) ahead of his team's round seven blockbuster with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs this Good Friday at ANZ Stadium.

Maguire this week selected Joe Picker and Ben Lowe in his side to take on the Dogs with George Burgess and Ben Te'o set to sit on the sideline for a week owing to suspension. The Rabbitohs mentor is confident in both replacement's ability to get the job done.

"For us it's about just being strong as a team and going in and performing for each other," said Maguire. 

"We've got great people coming in - Joe Picker and Ben Lowe are coming in and they've played plenty of first grade, so it's just about coming in and doing their job."

Maguire admitted to being impressed by the Bulldogs' start to the 2014 season, citing that his side will have to be on song with their defence to be any chance of victory.

"They're executing their plays very well," admitted Maguire.

"Between their forwards, they move the ball around and obviously with their halves, they're performing off the back of good go-forward. Defensively, we're going to have to be at our best."

To watch the full interview, please press play on the video player.


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