Now, if that win against Newcastle didn’t get the little hairs on the back of your neck standing tall then you are a hard nut to crack!
Inglis, Walker and Johnston must have been reading each other’s thoughts, because when the three of them came together, Newcastle struggled to find answers. Sutton showed beautiful attacking prowess with his draw and pass to Inglis for a seamless try, and Johnston’s speed was blistering – pretty much unmatched. Issac Luke was amazing, and George Burgess stepped up another level. We just clicked into gear and simply wanted it more.
In some ways, it reminded me of what Queensland did to New South Wales in game three of Origin this year – we were simply faster, stronger, wiser and better.
But the key to me in this game was the reactions after all the tries; there was always a high five, a pat on the back, a cluster of Red and Green supporting and congratulating. They were one! That camaraderie is exactly what makes this Club.
But now, it’s game on against the Panthers, and with the magnificent return of Kyle Turner helping us along as well, anything can happen now. If we build on what we did last week, we’ll be pretty hard to stop.
Turner’s injury was not an injury you would wish upon anyone. At one stage, his football future looked quite bleak. His recovery has been an inspiration, and to see him back on the field in our colours will be an honour. I am very happy for him and cannot wait to see what he can bring to our team.
Up the Mighty Rabbitohs!!!!
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