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Rabbitohs Head Coach, Michael Maguire, says that the Roosters are the on-field benchmark in the competition ahead of this Friday’s Round 26, Ron Coote Cup clash at Allianz Stadium.

Maguire is expecting a fired up Roosters outfit when the two teams clash for the second time this season – the Roosters playing for a Minor Premiership while the Rabbitohs will be looking to finish as high as fourth with victory.

“(We’re) playing against a team in the Roosters that have been leading the way,” said Maguire of the Tricolours, who scored an impressive win over Manly in Round 25 despite being ravaged by injury.

“They’re shooting for records in how many wins they’ve won – I think it’s up to 13 or 14 or something like that.

“We know exactly what kind of team we’re going to expect, so it’s about what we do.”

In a message to Club Members yesterday (Tuesday), Maguire addressed rumours about his future at the Club and emphasised it again today to the Rugby League media by looking to the future at Redfern.

“I think there’s a lot of improvement in us as a Club on and off the field,” said Maguire.

“I really enjoy the fact that we’ve grown to where we’ve been, but there’s a lot more that we want to achieve in this Club.

“I’ve got a lot of people who have big visions of where we’re going and the Coaches, my staff, my players – they work extremely hard towards the things that we want to achieve.”    

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