Confidence Growing for Gray
In just four first grade games, Rabbitohs winger Aaron Gray has managed to score five tries and is now set to play in his fifth game for the Club this Saturday on the Gold Coast when the side takes on the Titans in Round 11.
After playing 41 NYC games for the red and greens and playing plenty of game-time with North Sydney, Gray got his first shot at the top grade in Round 8 when Head Coach Michael Maguire selected the Mascot Junior to play in the centres.
But it was his shift to the wing the following game against the Dragons that saw him become a true first grade contender, picking up a try-scoring double while also showing great physical strength in attack.
“It’s been a good introduction to my career,” said Gray.
“(I’m) just doing my job for the team on the wing there. The big boys and the halves are laying the platform for us and making my job a bit easier on the wing.
“AJ said he wants his left wing spot back, but I’m going to try and keep it. I’m just not getting too far ahead of myself – (I’m) just going to take it week by week and I’ll keep trying to do my job for the team as best I can.”
Gray has credited the environment at the Club, as well as close childhood mate Dylan Walker for instilling confidence in his abilities during his journey to the top grade.
“I’ve been around the team now for a couple of years,” said Gray.
“I’ve always been talking to Dylan and the senior boys that have been playing now for a while, just asking them what it’s like to get out there.
“They said just be confident and do what got you here. So I just took that advice on board and really tried to do what I do best on the field.”