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Rabbitohs Head Coach, Michael Maguire says that he and his team have plenty of positives from the last month of football to work off as they prepare to face Manly this week in Friday Night Football.

The Souths mentor noted that a number of points needing improvement arose from the Club’s Round 14 game against the Wests Tigers and that his team has identified them and are looking to build upon them this week.

“We had plenty to work on obviously from our last game,” said Maguire.

“There’s a lot of positives we’ve been taking out of probably the last month prior to that game, so moving forward, we’ve got to make sure we utilise those going into Friday’s game.

“Each player has obviously looked at their game and identified certain areas in their game that they want to improve. That’s something that this this group’s always doing – looking to find those little per cents that we continually work on at training.”

Asked about the fitness of Glenn Stewart – who has been sidelined with a broken thumb for much of the opening half of the season – Maguire said that his staff were continually working with the damaging forward in a bid for a return.

“Every day I’m asking the physios and the doctors,” said Maguire.

“But they’re being fairly cautious or aware about when he can come back. He started (yesterday) training.

“He’s come a long way – obviously he’s been out for quite some time and our (High) Performance Unit has been working really hard with him. He’s obviously able to grip now and get a bit of strength, but it’s having that confidence.

“Over the next couple of days, we’ll do a little bit throughout our training sessions – we’ll see where he’s at.”

The South Sydney Rabbitohs will take on the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles on Friday night (26 June) in Round 16 of the NRL. Click here to purchase your tickets now!


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