Luke Keary will return to the field this week alongside hooker Issac Luke when the Rabbitohs take on the Brisbane Broncos in Throwback Thursday, after a week spent on the sidelines owing to suspension.
The five-eighth was a restless spectator on the sidelines in Round 24 at ANZ Stadium as the Rabbitohs went down to the Bulldogs alongside hooker, Luke.
“It was the first one I missed and it was disappointing in the way we performed,” said Keary of the loss.
But the men in red and green will get the chance to put the performance behind them this Thursday at Allianz Stadium in what will be the Rabbitohs’ last home-game of the regular season when they meet Wayne Bennett’s Broncos.
Brisbane had a hiccup of their own when they went down to the Sydney Roosters by 12-10 – a match that saw the Roosters jump into first place above the Broncos on the competition ladder with a superior points differential.
For Keary, Thursday’s clash is an opportunity for he and his teammates to test themselves against the Broncos.
“Them and the Roosters have probably been the best two teams all year – they’ve been consistent,” said Keary.
“They (the Broncos) had a slow start to the year, but since then Milford and Hunt – they look to be firing, - so yeah I think it’ll be a good contest on Thursday.
“I had a watch on Saturday night and I thought they competed really well for 80 minutes – they were a bit unlucky probably not to win it in the end. I think It’ll be good for us.”
The low-scoring affair saw the Broncos defend against a battered, yet exuberant, Roosters attack – the Broncos having to make 80 more tackles than the Roosters in the first half alone.
“It was pretty intense – it was pretty quick,” said Keary of the clash.
“Both teams didn’t make too many errors and there wasn’t too many stoppages in play, so we’ll be expecting Brisbane to bring that same intensity on Thursday.”
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