One thing is for sure, while the last few weeks have been difficult, we do not give up. It is not the end of the world having a rough trot in the early days, so this week’s rest is a blessing. For now, let’s talk reps!

Alex Johnston – 26 games for the red and green and 27 tries for the red and green. Robust in defence, dazzling in attack, he has a brilliant resume for his second year and it is only going to get better. He seems to have some sort of ESP when it comes to being in the right place at the right time, but is even better at capitalising on his chances. He is entertainment on legs and has very quickly become a crowd favourite. His inclusion is absolutely deserved and I hope from the depths of my faith in him that his career in the green and gold is a long and successful one.

Issac Luke – the man who fronts the Haka. The man who lifts the Kiwis even before the game has started. He is as strong as they come and puts his body well and truly on the line.

 

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Greg Inglis – his power and stride is crucial to every team he plays in. His defence is concrete and his attack evidently brings spectators to games. But what impresses me the most about this man is his complete and utter sportsmanship. Greed is not in his heart, he has given the ball on countless plays where he could have held on to score himself. But he knew it was safer and better for the team to let go.

Jason Clark – the quiet achiever. If Madge asks this man to do something he does it. He is a proud Rabbitoh who puts his everything into our Club. I hope he kills it for City and I truly hope to see him one day playing Origin.

Daryl Millard – came into our side when we needed someone experienced to cover in our outside backs. He gets his chance to play international footy again for Fiji in his ninth game for The Bati.

This above list originally included Keary and Walker but due to injury they will miss their rep games.

So until next week, let’s enjoy seeing the above men etch their names in the history books and play some rep footy. Can you remember a time when we had the ability to produce so many talents? I am proud of these men and excited to see what they can do in these big games.

I wish them an injury free game, but even more I wish them triumph. It is an honour to don those national jerseys, and each one of them completely deserve their spots.

Make us proud boys! Up the mighty Rabbitohs!

Jamie-Lee