Rabbitohs centre, Dylan Walker, is looking forward to tonight’s battle with Sea Eagles centre-pairing Steve Matai and Jaimie Lyon.

The Rabbitohs young-gun praised his opposite numbers and singled out Matai as one of the players he used to idolise growing up - a player he believes is now in career-best form.

“They’ve always been great, they’re great players,” said Walker of Matai and Lyon.

“They’ve been there for a number of years. I’ve come up against him (Matai) a couple of times – he’s a fancy centre and a good player to watch. Obviously I’m going to have to be on my game.

 

Get your tickets to tonight’s top of the table blockbuster at the SCG by clicking here.

 

“He is in career-best form, from what I’ve seen. I remember growing up watching him and idolising him.”

Asked what the key to shutting down the Manly power-house would be, Walker pointed to simply going through the side’s processes as well as personally being on his game.

“I just have to try my best on him I think,” said Walker.

“Obviously he’s got his skills, I just have to try and shut him down.”