Whether playing at home or away, there’s never any shortage of Rabbitohs support in the stands, and it hasn’t gone unnoticed by Rabbitohs centre Dylan Walker as he and his side prepare to take on the Titans on the Gold Coast this Saturday.
With almost 5000 Rabbitohs Members in Queensland, plus a committed contingent of travellers intent on watching as many live games as possible, Walker expects that the red and green will be proudly in display in large numbers on Saturday.
“There was so much red and green on the Gold Coast last year – it kind of felt like a home game at times and I’m sure it’ll be no different this time,” said Walker.
“The support that we’ve got is outstanding everywhere we go. We’ve got fans all over Australia and even the world – like we find out when we went over to England for the World Club Challenge. It’s funny when I watch games on TV and other teams are playing and there’ll always be a few Souths jerseys in the crowd.
“It’s definitely awesome to see so much red and green everywhere we go and we get a big kick out of it.”
Walker’s last trip up to the Gold Coast in Round 9 of 2014 saw the centre pick up four tries against the home-side, only narrowly missing out on a fifth. But Walker this week pointed to the importance of defence against a Titans outfit coming fresh off a bye and a one-point loss the week before.
“They’re a side with a lot of attacking potential,” said Walker.
“They’ve got James Roberts who is real fast and Aiden Sezer who’s a great playmaker and then you’ve got the new halfback, Kane Elgey.
“We’ll really have to be on our game defensively. I think the defence we’ve been showing since the Dragon’s game has been getting to our standards.
“Obviously there’s plenty of room for improvement, and that’s what we’ll be looking at doing this week.
“We can’t wait to get up there and put in a good performance – especially when you know there’s going to be so much support up there.”