I have never read or watched 50 Shades of Grey, never knew what all the fuss was about, but after our win against Parramatta I am finally infatuated with our very own Mr Gray! Aaron did not show us boring grey against Parra, but all kinds of colour and spark.
While it’s obvious that improvements need to be made, the composure we showed in this game to grind out the win was a reminder of what we’re capable of.
Back to Mr Gray though, I am very excited that this Mascot Jets junior has made such a ‘whiz-bang’ start to his first grade career – five tries in four games and some solid defence. Fresh legs and Souths at heart, his feet are firmly planted on the ground.
Playing Parra in Round 11 was a far different game than earlier this season. They came out all guns blazing last time. This time it was more of a tussle, but we managed to wrangle them in the end. They pulled out all the stops though.
The second half started positively, but Joel Reddy just missed the white chalk from a lovely Keary play. I love that man’s foresight. How he has the confidence that he does so early in his career and only being a little guy is remarkable.
With Cameron McInnes scoring the winning try it truly was a game won by our young guys. If we give these boys time and opportunity (which Madge clearly is) we will be in fine hands by season end. We are still the Premiers and in pretty good nick on the table for the way we have been playing.
This week we take on the Titans on the Gold Coast in a 3pm Saturday game. The Titans have defied the odds and put on some surprising wins this season. Rest assured, this will be no easy feat for us.
Fingers crossed that GI is good to go after a disrupted Origin prep and Game I! With any luck he can Taylor Swift it and have that bug shaken off in no time.
Before I sign out this week, I wanted to touch on the Rabbitohs’ Member Appreciation Day. It must be intimidating for anyone to have so many people from all walks of life lining up to see them to get a piece of them.
With time running out at the end, the players who stayed until they saw every fan in the line deserve thanks. Seeing fans exposed to their heroes is a magnificent blessing. So thank you to the boys for taking the time and gaining a bit of writer’s cramp as the day progressed.
Up the mighty Rabbitohs!