Rabbitohs forward, Chris Grevsmuhl, has spoken of the importance of getting the basics in his game right ahead of this Saturday’s ‘Saturday Night Fever’ clash against the Newcastle Knights at ANZ Stadium.
Despite starting predominantly from the bench in his 16 NRL appearances so far in 2015, Grevsmuhl has proven to be an integral part of the Rabbitohs engine-room in his first season in first grade, amassing a total of 1454 metres off an impressive 135 hit-ups, while also making 288 tackles.
But for the young Queenslander, the focus is on the one-percenters, beginning at training.
“It’s just running hard and tackling hard – that’s what I’m looking to do,” said Grevsmuhl.
“We try to focus on getting all the little things right in this team and that’s what you’ve got to do to be a part of this team – it sounds basic, but that’s the real key for us.
“It all starts at training, putting everything into that and laying a good platform to work on for the week. Everyone’s committed to doing all those one per-centers and getting it all right because we know it could be the difference.”
The Rabbitohs will face off against a buoyant Newcastle Knights outfit coming off an impressive defensive performance in Round 19 that saw them hold the Gold Coast Titans try-less – taking the match by 30-2 at Hunter Stadium.
Grevsmuhl and his teammates are expecting nothing less than that quality of performance from the 14th placed Knights again this Saturday night.
“(We) expect nothing less than being at their best week to week,” said Grevsmuhl.
“That’s what we’ve got to go out there expecting and we’re going out there to do a job again this weekend.
“We’re just trying to go into each game to play our best and doing the best that we can for each other as team members.”
For the Rabbitohs, the match represents the first of a two-week home-ground stint at ANZ Stadium, and Grevsmuhl is looking forward to the home-coming in this week’s Saturday Night Fever clash.
“I can’t wait to get out to ANZ Stadium again,” admitted Grevsmuhl.
“It’s amazing hearing the Burrow chanting out to us and getting all of our supporters out there at home. Them being there is very important for us – we love hearing them and it really does help get us over the line each week, so I can’t wait.”
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