Rabbitohs Head Coach, Michael Maguire, fronted the NRL media ahead of Friday night’s final round clash against the Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium.
“This Friday is a real opportunity to get out and have a really good performance for everyone involved,” said Maguire.
“It’s about really enjoying Friday night and understanding that we’ve got great support out there and want to show everyone else what this team means to us and obviously what we want to be moving forward.”
“It’s going to be a great challenge for us, they’ve got a lot to play for and so do we.”
Maguire says he is proud of what his players have achieved over the last month and is looking forward to taking the camaraderie shown within the squad forward into preseason.
“I’m really proud of the players in how they’ve gone about, especially the last couple of months, to pull ourselves back to playing the way we know we can.
“As you can see the camaraderie in the team has been at all-time highs in these couple of weeks and to see them enjoying scoring tries together or whether its individual efforts, around someone like Aaron Gray performing the way he has and Cody Walker, it’s great to see these young guys really shining and really stepping up, Angus Crichton, Zane Musgrove and many more that I could talk about,
"I think that the fact that these young guys have really risen in this period and obviously our senior guys really leading the way has been a big part of what we have been doing over this last month to get to where we are.
“The last couple of weeks have been a real lift for the club and I think we’ve got to make sure we take that forward.”
View the full interview with Maguire in the video player above.