Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds will square off with Maroons and Test halfback Johnathan Thurston this Saturday night in Townsville, after the Cowboys this week named the representative player at halfback.
More commonly selected at five-eighth, Thurston looms as one of the key men on the pitch for the Cowboys on Saturday despite the positional switch. Reynolds is certain that no matter what position Thurston lines up in, the man in the headgear will be a danger.
“We’ve just got to be on our toes no matter where he plays,” said Reynolds.
“He’s a great player and a great competitor – he’s showed that his whole career really. He’s dangerous with the ball.”
But it’s not just Thurston that’s dangerous according to the Souths Junior, with the home advantage firmly in North Queensland’s court.
“They’re a dangerous team up there,” said Reynolds.
“Their fans really get behind them and they seem to lift, so we’ve got to just prepare well and get up there with our heads switched on and make sure we deliver.”
The Rabbitohs have managed four wins from their last four games, but despite the pleasing results, Reynolds isn’t getting carried away, instead pointing out that there are still 10 games to be played.
“The last few weeks have been pleasing, but in saying that, we’ve still got a long way to go,” said Reynolds.
“There’s still 10 odd games until the semis, so we’ve just got to get on the paddock and train hard and hopefully put that into the games.
“There’s still a lot of footy in front of us, so we’ve just got to worry about each week and who we’re playing. It’s a tough task – this week going up to Townsville – and it’s going to be a good contest up there.”
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