For new Rabbitohs recruit, Tim Grant, playing his first game for the Club on Sunday afternoon was a special moment.
The representative forward ran out in the red and green for the very first time on Sunday against the Wests Tigers after an off-season filled with anticipation for the former Panther.
With 20 members of his family there in support, Grant was as pleased as ever that he had gotten his first opportunity to show his wares.
“It was a pretty special moment,” admitted Grant.
“I had about 20 of my family there – moments like that (are) probably why we play the game. It was just good looking around and the boys that we did the hard work with (in pre-season) were next to me. It was pretty special.”
By his own admission, Grant had limited game-time during the trials, but conceded that it was all part of proving himself in the competitive environment that is South Sydney.
“I didn’t play too much footy in the trials,” said Grant.
“I wanted to play a bit of footy and just wait (for) my time. It’s easy doing that at this Club because everyone just does their job and works hard, so it’s pretty easy to be honest.
“When you’re in a successful environment and everyone’s fighting for positions, I think that’s a positive.”