Rabbitohs Captain, Greg Inglis, believes his team is getting ever closer to emulating the lofty standards set out by the Club’s playing group after the side’s third consecutive win on Sunday in Cairns.
With the Rabbitohs now preparing to take on the first-placed Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at the Sydney Cricket Ground in a top of the table blockbuster, Inglis is certain that what lays ahead will provide the perfect test for his team.
“It’s a good test for us the next few weeks – five games left, most of them (opposing teams) are in the top six,” said Inglis.
“I think we’re stepping closer and closer to the brand of footy that we’re capable of doing.
“That’s been building over the last three weeks and it’s shown over the last two weeks. So we’ve just got to solely concentrate on us and really knuckle down at training.”
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South Sydney’s trajectory has been steadily improving over the last month of football, with the side scoring 116 points for, with only 40 points against in the last three matches culminating in Sunday’s 50-10 demolition of Newcastle in Cairns.
A vastly improved completion-rate hovering over 86% has also played a crucial role for the Rabbitohs in recent weeks, with Sunday’s Barlow Park clash yielding an 89% completion rate for the men in red and green.
Inglis also celebrated his first match as Captain of the Rabbitohs over the weekend, an honour that the Queensland and Test star says has not altered the way he plays the game.
“I don’t think it changes my style of footy or the way I think I play the game,” said Inglis.
“It is an honour and a privilege to be stand-in Captain while Sutto (John Sutton) is out. I’m just really honoured to do that.
“I’m not a man of many words, I just probably lead by my actions more than anything. We’ve got our talkers within the halves who really direct on the field.”
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