Rabbitohs centre, Bryson Goodwin, can’t wait to strap on the boots and get into the grind of the 2016 NRL season this Sunday against the Roosters at Allianz Stadium.
Goodwin will line-up alongside new recruit Hymel Hunt in the Club’s centres on Sunday, and will be looking to pick up where he left off in season 2015 following solid showings in the Red and Green jersey.
“It’s just a relief that the pre-season’s done and the footy is back,” smiled Goodwin.
“That’s what we’re all here to do, to play the game. We’re back into it now and everyone’s really excited.”
Roosters coach, Trent Robinson meanwhile named the same youthful side that defeated St Helens at Langtree Park in this year’s World Club Series.
Young guns, Latrell Mitchell, Jayden Nikorima, and Vincent Leuluai have all been named to make their NRL debut for the Tricolours against the Rabbitohs following their solid pre-season showings.
The Roosters will be without the services of work-horse forwards, Jared Waerea-Hargreaves and Boyd Cordner, opening the door for the likes of Isaac Liu and Ian Henderson to come into the side – Henderson set to make his first start for the Roosters in over 11 years.
Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Daniel Tupou and Blake Ferguson round out the side and will make up a potent combination at the back that will test the Rabbitohs according to Goodwin.
“They’ve been good for many years now,” said Goodwin of the Roosters.
“Playing out at Allianz on a Sunday arvo – it’s a perfect ground for footy, a perfect time for footy so we’re just sort of really looking forward to playing. All their players they’ve got in there now – they’re going to be proving a point,” said Goodwin.
“They’ll be all excited to play footy just like us after a long off-season.”
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