It will be hard to ignore history at the Sydney Cricket Ground this Saturday night as the Rabbitohs and Dragons prepare to do battle, but Rabbitohs skipper Greg Inglis in intent on his side creating its own history.
As the two competing Clubs celebrate the 50 year anniversary of the historic 1965 Grand Final, Inglis acknowledged the achievement of the great Saints sides of the 50s and 60s, who claimed a record 11 straight Premierships.
“Back then, they (the Dragons) were the greatest team,” said Inglis.
“They went down in history as the greatest team to (win) consecutive Grand Finals in a row. History is always there and we always respect the history, but it’s just creating your own history.
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“Just as long as we’re playing our game and doing what we do best and that’s stepping out on the field and playing the best game you can for your club.”
After a scintillating State of Origin Series in 2015, the Test and Origin fullback is looking forward to focusing solely on Club football with the Rabbitohs.
“My Club’s been very good in the sense of giving me days off after it (Origin),” said Inglis.
“They gave me five days off and I came back mentally fresh – the body’s feeling good. Origin’s done and dusted now and I can solely concentrate on Souths.
“There’s no easy game from here on in. There’s only eight weeks left.”
The Rabbitohs will take on the St George Illawarra Dragons at the SCG this Saturday night at 7:30pm. Click here to purchase your tickets.