Keary Ready to Fill Five Eighth Role
Rabbitohs playmaker Luke Keary is ready to step into the shoes of Club Captain, John Sutton, after the skipper sustained a knee injury in Monday night’s clash against the Canberra Raiders.
Keary cited that while the loss of Sutton was not ideal for the team, it presents an opportunity for him to grow into the five-eighth role alongside halfback, Adam Reynolds.
“It’s obviously not ideal for the team,” said Keary of losing Sutton.
“I guess it’s a good opportunity for me to have a crack there at six for a couple of weeks and work really hard there with Reyno (Adam Reynolds) for the next couple of weeks and see how we go there.”
With the likes of Keary waiting in the wings for just such an occasion, as well as players such as Apisai Koroisau and Cameron McInnes during the course of the season, the second placed Rabbitohs have enjoyed having depth to cover a range of positions in 2014.
But for Keary, it all comes down to each individual wanting to do their best for the team.
“We don’t really think about it too much like that,” said Keary of the luxury of depth.
“Whoever Madge picks that week in the seventeen – we just want to go out there and do our job. I’m only four games back, so still getting a feel for it.
“I’m pretty happy with how I’m playing at the moment. I’m still building and hopefully I get to full match-fitness in the next couple of weeks."
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Keary will join the Rabbitohs squad when they head up to Cairns to take on the Newcastle Knights on Sunday afternoon, in what will be his and his team’s second trip to the city.
Having missed the Club’s trip to Perth earlier this year, Keary is keen to get away and bond with his teammates.
“I didn’t get to go to Perth, but the boys really enjoy the trips away,” said Keary.
“It’s good to get away together and spend a few days together, seeing places that we wouldn’t normally get to see.
“I got to go up to Cairns last year, and it was a really enjoyable trip and I’m looking forward to it again.”
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The South Sydney Rabbitohs will take on the Newcastle Knights in the Big Show @ Barlow on August 3rd 2014 at Barlow Park in Cairns. You can purchase tickets via the following methods:
Ph: 07 4053 8333
BROTHERS LEAGUES CLUB, Anderson Street, Manunda
FULLER SPORTS CLUB, Armstrong Street, Edmonton
CDRL OFFICE, Barlow Park (General Admission Only)
STOCKLAND EARVILLE, Mulgrave Road (General Admission Only)