Rabbitohs outside back, Aaron Gray, says that belief among the Club’s playing group is playing a vital role for the team ahead of this week’s round 22 encounter with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles at Brookvale Oval.
After the Rabbitohs hard-fought 20-16 win against the Penrith Panthers in round 21, Gray believes that the team’s ability to maintain its composure in tough situations is paying dividends and is only improving.
“It was a tough win against the Panthers,” said Gray.
“We made it hard for ourselves, but it was good that we could keep with them and keep grinding away to get the two points.”
“When we do get behind, everyone is pretty calm and focused and we do believe that we can come back.”
In addition to the belief and morale generated from the tough win against the Panthers, Gray believes that the resilience of returning forward, Kyle Turner – after being taken from the field in his come-back game – has provided the team with an additional spark leading into the clash with the Sea Eagles.
“The ‘Big Dog’ (Kyle Turner) is a really tough, humble kid – he’s confident that he can get back this week,” said Gray.
“He suffered that neck injury at the start of the year and after his surgery he’s ticked all of the boxes to get back here. We’re very excited to have him back on the field.”
Gray – a local junior with the Mascot Jets – has re-signed with the Rabbitohs until 2017 after a series of impressive performances on the wing which has seen him score seven tries in 11 games this season.
To read the press release from Aaron Gray’s re-signing, please click here.