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Rabbitohs Head Coach, Michael Maguire, puts it all down to building pressure ahead of this week’s round 26 clash with defending-Premiersthe Sydney Roosters at Allianz Stadium in the second leg of the Ron Coote Cup.

The Roosters come into Thursday night’s match having trumped the Melbourne Storm in round 25 by 24-12 – a victory Maguire says was built on the pressure applied by the defending-Premiers.

“They’re building pressure,” said Maguire.

“That’s the key to the game against the Storm – they were able to apply a lot of pressure right throughout that game.

“Those sorts of things are probably the things that every team are building on, so we need to be strong in that area.”


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The Rabbitohs will be looking to build on their round 25 performance against the Bulldogs after coming away with a late 21-14 win on the back of a 20 minute surge in the latter stages of the game.

For the Rabbitohs mentor, there is plenty to improve on.

“We performed well with 20 minutes to go there at the back end of the game – we were able to pull ourselves back into the game,” said Maguire.

“There’s plenty of improvement in us and we’re aware that we’re coming up against a side that’s pretty well in hot form.”

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