Rabbitohs Head Coach, Michael Maguire, spoke to Rabbitohs TV following the naming of his 2016 Charity Shield line-up today (Tuesday).
Maguire named a line-up brimming with youth for the clash and is now looking forward to seeing his team perform against a solid Dragons outfit.
“There’s a lot of competition over pre-season with a few new additions like Dane Nielson and a number of others,” said Maguire.
“It’s created some great competition, but going into the Charity Shield, we’re going to look at a lot of our younger guys, but that brings opportunity.
“It doesn’t matter what age you are in this team, it’s about getting out and playing for each other.”
The clash has always been about contributing to the wider community, and for the Rabbitohs, that means Souths Cares, who will get a leg-up for their 2016 fundraising as they look to continue their work in providing quality service based on their three key pillars; education, health and employment.
That fact isn’t lost on Maguire or his playing group.
“It’s always a special game – I think – for our Club,” said the mentor.
“Obviously the Club spends a lot of time on charities, but this one just recognises Souths Cares and the things that go on in the background, but it’s also the first game of the year.”