Rabbitohs forward, Glenn Stewart, is fast-learning that tradition and rivalry runs deep at the Club as he and his side prepare to take on the St George Illawarra Dragons at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Round 19.
“We’ve got history with everyone here I’m finding out,” smiled Stewart.
“At the start of the year it was the Roosters and I sat back and watched that just on TV (afterwards) and loved that – I missed the last game against the Dragons, so I’ll be looking to get into that tradition as well.”
For Stewart, the Saturday evening clash will be his first game to his recollection on the hallowed SCG turf after being 18th man there once before.
“I think I was 18th man there once but never actually played there,” said Stewart.
“Obviously a lot of tradition there and it’ll be a game that the boys are definitely up for. “
After enduring an extended period on the side-line owing to a broken thumb, Stewart recently made his long-awaited return and is now looking to build on his performance.
“Personally just fitting in and doing my own role a bit stronger in the team,” said Stewart when asked what he will be working on.
“I’ve only been back one week – I just want to be stronger in my part and what I can do for the team - whatever job Madge has got for me.”
With their last bye of the season this week, Stewart and his teammates are taking the opportunity to freshen up ahead of the final rounds of the regular season.
“This time of year in general is just good for a ‘freshen up’,” said Stewart.
“Obviously it’ll be good when the Origin is finished and we just really narrow our focus from week to week and get that run in.”
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