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Rabbitohs centre, Dylan Walker, says that further developing combinations in the outside backs is a priority ahead of this Saturday night’s clash against the Newcastle Knights at ANZ Stadium.

With the likes of fellow Souths Juniors Alex Johnston, Adam Reynolds and Aaron Gray to bounce off, there’s no shortage of speed power or playmaking ability in the Rabbitohs back-line. For his part, Walker is intent on getting those combinations to grow further.

“We’re training towards those combinations,” said Walker.

“Especially with AJ on the wing – we’ve got combos that we’re working on and especially with Reyno (Adam Reynolds) and Glenn Stewart as well.”

Test centre Walker put in a strong performance against St George Illawarra at the SCG in Round 19, making 125 metres with the ball in hand while also picking up a brilliant individual try from dummy-half to open his team’s account for the night in what – by his own admission – was a drought-breaking try.

“I obviously hadn’t gotten over the white line in a long time,” smiled Walker.

“I was lucky enough to get through and score that try. (Those) two (Aaron Gray and Alex Johnston) are hogging all the tries so it was finally good to get a meat pie.”

Walker will be looking to grab a few more tries this Saturday night when his Rabbitohs take on a resurgent Newcastle outfit that downed the Gold Coast Titans 30-2 in a mammoth defensive effort in Round 19.

“I’m expecting a lot of energy,” said Walker.

“They’re a team with a lot of energy at the moment and they’re playing for each other – that’s what I’m seeing. Obviously the Knights are a great side so we really have to be on our game.”


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