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A steely second-half defensive effort from the Rabbitohs against the Roosters in Round 26 is a platform for growth in this year’s Finals series according to Rabbitohs prop, Thomas Burgess.

The Rabbitohs found themselves down 30-0 in the first half of the clash, however strengthened their resolve in the second stanza to keep the Minor Premiers scoreless.

“We came in at half time and spoke about sort of letting go of that first half,” said Burgess of the night.

“To keep them scoreless in that second half was a positive for us, so we’re just looking forward now I think. We play 26 rounds, you train pre-season and do all that hard work – at the end of the day it’s for this sort of time of the year.”

Burgess and his teammates will be looking to build on that in Week 1 of the Finals next week as they now wait to learn who they will play in the first match – the Bulldogs and Sharks both shaping as likely opponents.

“We need to score some points on the board there,” said Burgess.

“But I think that’ll come with the next couple of weeks. I think we’ve got a great group of blokes here – we all love each other, we’re all very close,” said Burgess.

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