Rabbitohs skipper, Greg Inglis, says that he and his teammates love returning to their Western Australian home of Perth each year, as the men in red and green prepare to take on the New Zealand Warriors this week at nib Stadium.
The annual return has seen consecutive record nib Stadium crowds of over 20,000 strong turning out for fixture, with a healthy representation of both sets of fans in the stands.
“We love playing over in Perth,” said Inglis.
“We get a great crowd and great support over there and the last few years. it’s been terrific.
“It’s been really good – I think we’ve got another year over there in Perth and looking forward to seeing what happens in the future.”
The Warriors will endure a seven and a half hour, 5300km trip – their longest away trip of the season – when they travel to Perth. But the distance hasn’t perturbed the visitors during their last two WA outings against the men in red and green in 2013 and 2014 according to Inglis.
“The Warriors last year – they played really well. Really good footy,” said Inglis.
“We’ve got to be on our A game to come up against them – they can throw anything at us. It’s going to be a terrific crowd no matter what.”
After two challenging weeks for Inglis that saw the skipper in hospital with tonsillitis before Origin I, before sustaining a concussion in Souths’ Round 11 win over the Titans, Inglis says that he is now back to peak condition thanks to a few days rest.
“I had a couple of days off to refresh,” said Inglis.
“Obviously spent a couple of days in hospital and coming off a concussion last week. The Club decided to give me a few days off so that’s refreshed my mind and body. I’m feeling 100 per cent ready to go.”
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