Grant – Room for Improvement
Tim Grant, may have been pleased to get the two points against the Panthers in Round 21, but there’s still much room for improvement according to the prop-forward as the Rabbitohs prepare to take on the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval this Friday.
“I don’t think it was our best performance, that’s for sure,” said Grant.
“Our completion rate in the first half wasn’t great – so we’re going to have to look at the game and fix a few things up, that’s for sure.
“Every team’s pretty equal in the NRL and it’s a tough game – it doesn’t matter who you play. They (Penrith) sort of threw the ball around – it was hard to play against.
“But two points is two points. They’re so valuable in the NRL.”
“We all believe here in our structure and what we need to do. It’s just completing sets and sticking to our structure.”
The Rabbitohs completed 29 out of 40 sets against the Panthers on their way to a 20-16 victory described by Head Coach Michael Maguire as ‘clunky’.
But while there’s plenty to work on, Grant and his men are looking no further than this Friday night against the Sea Eagles in the first of their last five games of the season.
The Sea Eagles are flying high at the moment, having defeated the first-placed Brisbane Broncos in Round 21 by a whopping 44-14.
“For us we’ll be looking at Manly this week because we’re playing against them,” said Grant.
“It’s like every week – whoever we play against we’ve got respect for and it’s a tight competition. Anyone can beat anyone you’ve just got to be on your game.”