We lost! What a strange feeling! But it’s okay. Last year we lost nine games, and look where we ended up. Last week, missing Sutton and Walker, as well as having a couple of fresh faces, we came up against a Parramatta side who wanted to beat us more than anything.
I have travelled far and wide to see Souths and have probably seen them lose more than they have won. I’ve witnessed losses in Brisbane, Melbourne, The Gold Coast and even New Zealand. I drowned those sorrows with some fantastic Rabbitohs fans and a loss never ever deterred me from going the next week. The people I met along the way in these times were the same people I ran into during Grand Final week last year, at Redfern, at Homebush and between.
If it was not for those tough times and the drinks around the bar at the end of the game, I would not have known where all those people had come from, what made them love the Rabbitohs so much, and why they have the same drive that I do to support the mighty red and green.
In hindsight, the loss against Parra wasn’t all that shocking. I remember a few times when we were not so good that we would beat the Premiers from the season before and it would feel gold. But we have our eyes on the prize. We are not playing our finals in Round 4, and we are not going to sweat the loss.
Instead, we are going to step up against the Dogs. We know what it is like to lose again and although it is not the end of the world, we don’t like it. The dogs have Morris and Reynolds back on the paddock and plus, it’s Good Friday so the crowd will be buzzing with Rabbitohs and Dogs supporters.
What do you want to see this Easter? I want to see the twins charge up-field to score some sneaky tries. I want repeat sets! We win games by simply owning the ball. I want Issac darting from dummy-half making quick, fast and smart metres.
Get ready for another Good Friday classic! This is one of the games we all look forward to so get loud Rabbitohs!
This is a big one! Up the mighty Rabbitohs!