Rabbitohs forward, Tim Grant, is excited by the prospect of playing alongside Glenn Stewart this Friday night against the Bulldogs in what could be Stewart’s 200th first grade game.
Should Stewart be selected in Michael Maguire’s team this afternoon, he will return from a week spent on the sideline owing to suspension, and will also chalk up his 15th Rabbitohs game since joining the red and greens this season.
For Grant being a part of ‘Gifty’s’ milestone match is an honour that isn’t taken lightly.
“We’re just excited to get out there (this) Friday night – it’s Glenn Stewart’s 200th game,” said Grant.
“We’re all about milestones at this Club so to get out there and perform well for him is at the top of the list.”
The Bulldogs come into this week’s match having defeated the Gold Coast Titans by an impressive 36-14 as the side looks to cement their place in the NRL’s top-eight. The Rabbitohs meanwhile got a win of their own in Round 23 by defeating the ladder-leading North Queensland Cowboys 31-18.
Souths also received a boost last week with the successful return of centre, Kirisome Auva’a, whose 80 minute performance in the centres was a feature of the Club’s Round 23 win.
Auva’a made a total of 91 metres with the ball in and hand and wreaked havoc in defence with 12 aggressive tackles.
“’Sommi’ has been great – he’s been great the whole time,” said Grant.
“He’s put a lot into this team just on the training field and away as well, and he’s done a lot of community work and that sort of stuff.
“It was the first time I got the chance to play with Sommi on the weekend and it was a good experience. He brings a lot of aggression and excitement and energy, so he’s a great addition.”
The Rabbitohs will return to ANZ Stadium this Friday night to take on the Bulldogs in Round 24 of the Premiership. Members and supporters are urged to Assemble and cheer the boys over the line! Purchase your tickets now!
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