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The Rabbitohs may be coming up against a dangerous Eels outfit this Friday night, but for Michael Maguire and his men, the focus is on getting their own game right.

After starting the season with three wins from three games, Maguire’s ever competitive squad is focussing on getting their own structures right. Maguire is confident in his men and their ability to perform their individual roles as they look for win number four at Parramatta Stadium.

“For us, it’s about what we do really,” said Maguire.

“If we’re defending the way we’re capable of and we’re repelling them with what they’re throwing at us, it’s about what we do. They’ll turn up – they’re at home, we’re expecting they’re going to be at their best like most teams are when they step across that white line.

“I’m happy with how the boys have been performing, but we know that there’s plenty that we need to work on from week to week.


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“The challenge that we faced last weekend will be different to the challenges we’ll face this week. We’re playing a team that’s been well drilled.

“I know from watching how they’ve developed at Parramatta, they’re becoming a very strong force and they’ve got a lot of young and enthusiastic players. We need to make sure we’re at our best as we do all week.”  

While Parramatta started their season off with a bang by downing the Sea Eagles by an impressive 42-12, two losses followed as they come into Friday night’s match – a fact that Maguire is certain will only motivate the talented Eels.

“They’re a team that’s going out there well trained and have got a lot of strike power across the park,” said Maguire.

“Both their halves are playing well and they’re playing off the back of their forward pack, so for us once again we need to turn up and make sure we’re defending very well.”

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