Souths to Head North for Friday Night Football
The Rabbitohs will take on the defending-Premiers, the North Queensland Cowboys this Friday night when they travel to Queensland for Round 7 of the NRL.
Rabbitohs forward, Kyle Turner, and his men in Red and Green are looking forward to their week of preparations.
Defending Premiers, the Cowboys, will come into Friday’s match having overcome an early Round 6 onslaught from the Penrith Panthers last night (Saturday) to eventually come back and win 23-18.
Turner and his Rabbitohs will meanwhile be looking to improve their game following Friday night’s loss to the Sydney Roosters before they make the trip to Queensland.
“We know what we’re expecting from them,” said Turner.
“They’ve got fast backs, big forwards and we need to match them.
“The Cowboys up there (Townsville) is not going to be an easy game, we know that,” said Turner.
“Their forwards are going to lay the platform for them and we need to match them.”
Rabbitohs Head Coach, Michael Maguire, spoke of the upcoming clash when giving his Fujitsu Post-Match Reaction for Round 6 on Friday.
“We’re moving into this week where we play the Premiers,” said Maguire.
“They’re a team that play a style of game with momentum. It’s a matter of making sure that we defend the way we can.
“There’s areas that we need to be more thorough at and improve as a group.”
Injured Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds could be available for this week’s match – Turner citing that the Souths Junior is edging ever-closer to a return after cracking his jaw in Round 1.
“Yeah I think he is close,” said Turner of the playmaker.
“He obviously wants to get on the paddock and help the boys out, but we’ll just assess where he is at physically and then go from there.
“He’s a very energetic bloke – you can’t keep him quiet at training.
“His kicking game is obviously second to none. He’s going to be a great asset to the team wherever he comes in.”