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Rabbitohs forward, John Sutton, says that he and his team will have to bring their best game to ANZ Stadium this Sunday when they take on the Penrith Panthers in Round 21 of the NRL.

After grabbing two solid wins in two weeks against the St George Illawarra Dragons and the Newcastle Knights, focus on the job at hand is high at Redfern, and Sutton wants that to improve further.

“We’re just trying to improve every week here,” said Sutton.

“We’ve had a couple of good wins – last time we played Penrith we didn’t play too well so we’ve got to make sure we’re training hard and bringing our ‘A game’ this week.

“All over the park we’ve got to be better defensively (and) make sure we’re completing our sets.”

“We’ll take some positives out of that game (against Newcastle). But we know we’ve got a tough team in Penrith ahead of us – we’ve just got to make sure we’re preparing well this week for another good performance.


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“There’s still a lot to improve on and we’ve just got to make sure we’re training hard for the week.”

The men in red and green will also get a significant boost this week when Indigenous All Star, Kyle Turner, makes his long awaited return to the field after suffering a neck injury before season kick-off.

Turner’s dedication and commitment to his recovery has been a source of inspiration to his teammates, and after getting a taste of footy while playing for the North Sydney Bears in the NSW Cup, the young-gun is ready for his return to first grade.

“He’s really trained hard and done everything right to get back in the team – it’s exciting to have him back in our side,” said Sutton.

“He’s had a couple of runs in reserve grade and he’s pulled up really good (sic), so it’s good to have him back.

“He’s a big body and he can (play) long minutes so he’s going to be very valuable for us.”  

The South Sydney Rabbitohs will take on the Penrith Panthers this Sunday afternoon at ANZ Stadium, with kick-off slated for 4pm. Click here to purchase your tickets now!

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