Souths Junior Cameron McInnes will wear the Rabbitohs number nine jersey this week against Parramatta in Round 11, and the local product is relishing the opportunity.
“It’s been really good – I’ve really enjoyed starting the game off and being in the firing-line,” said McInnes.
“It’s different to what I’ve been used to – I’ve had a lot of games off the bench now, so to be able to start some is a step in the right direction.”
McInnes, now with 13 NRL games to his name, was the under 20s competitions top tackler in 2013 with 866 tackles for the season including 56 one-on-one tackles, and made the most dummy half line breaks in the competition with 13 from 137 dummy half runs.
The 2014 Junior Kangaroos Captain recently re-signed with the Rabbitohs alongside fellow Junior Alex Johnston and with a combination of advice from Kiwi international, Issac Luke, and more experience, believes he will only mature in the role.
“Every week I’m getting better and am getting more experience and I’m really enjoying it,” said McInnes.
“Whether I keep starting or not, that’s up to Madge and he might fiddle with the team here and there.
“I’m just really privileged to be playing first grade right now – so whatever I can do, I’ll take that.
“We’re just looking forward to what we can do this week – obviously bouncing back from our weekend’s game. We took a lot of positives out of that.
“We’re just really looking forward to getting out there and starting really fast and just playing that 80 minute game that we know we can and just really ripping in.”
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