Rabbitohs halfback, Adam Reynolds, is preparing to face what he has described as a consistent Broncos outfit in this week’s Throwback Thursday clash at Allianz Stadium.
While the Broncos may have gone down to the Roosters in Round 24 – leaving both sides leading the competition on equal points – Reynolds is expecting to face an outfit that has in many ways set the benchmark for season 2015.
“They’ve showed that throughout the whole year – they’re a classy side and they’ve been performing consistently throughout the rounds,” said Reynolds.
“It’s just another good challenge for us to see where we’re at and how we’re travelling.”
Reynolds’ Rabbitohs were also on the wrong end of the scoreboard in Round 24, going down to the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium in a match played with finals-like intensity.
But Reynolds says that match is now well and truly behind he and his men, with the Souths Junior looking forward to partnering with Luke Keary in the halves this week, while also eagerly awaiting the return of Issac Luke at dummy-half.
“I think as a collective our group performance wasn’t up to scratch,” admitted Reynolds.
“We didn’t give ourselves a chance to perform on the weekend and I think getting those two blokes back will definitely boost the spirits and help out.”
But while the level of focus has been high this week at Redfern, players also took some time to take in Jarryd Hayne’s second game in the NFL on Monday, with media quizzing Reynolds as to whether the Rabbitohs’ own Burgess brothers could make the transition to the NFL.
Reynolds was typically cheeky with his response.
“Nah definitely not – I don’t think they’re smart enough to go over there,” laughed Reynolds.
“They’re big dopes really, they’ll just stand in the way and fall over at times.”
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