Rabbitohs skipper and fullback, Greg Inglis, says his side will need to build upon their showing in the latter stages of their round 25 clash with the Bulldogs last week, to beat defending-Premiers the Roosters.
The Rabbitohs will meet the Roosters in their final regular season game at Allianz Stadium this Thursday after a late surge against the Bulldogs saw the side take the two points last Thursday night.
“We’ve just got to build on how well we played in the last 20 minutes of last week’s game – we’ve got to perform really well,” said Inglis
“Obviously they’re a high quality side and they proved that last week against the Storm.”
The Roosters have won their last five consecutive games and currently sit on equal 34 competition points in third position, just behind the Rabbitohs on for and against by two points.
While the Roosters will be without the services of hooker Jake Friend owing to injury, the Rabbitohs will also be without halfback Adam Reynolds, after the play-maker took an early guilty plea today (Monday) for a dangerous throw.
For Inglis, while the loss of Reynolds will force a re-shuffle in the Rabbitohs back-line, with John Sutton looming closer to a return, Inglis is confident that all positions will be covered come kick-off.
“It does put a little spanner in the wood-works,” admitted Inglis.
“Sutto’s fighting to come back – we can play around with some other little key positions there, but like you said, it’s going to be one of the main positions we’ll have to fill if he does take that week.
“He (Sutton) has got to tick all the right boxes to get through, and getting through training is his main priority.
“The medical staff is doing everything they can to make sure he’s right to play.”
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