Our Game Is The Toughest Sport In The World: Maguire

Michael Maguire is hungry for success in 2017 and he wants to see the entire Rabbitohs organization, from the playing group to the administration to the Members, build the hunger that will drive us future success.

Maguire is under no illusion that success in the NRL comes easy. In such a tough and grueling sport, Maguire says that it takes the right mentality to consistently perform. Maguire feels that the Rabbitohs are building that hunger and are on track for a big 2017.

“I believe our game is the toughest sport in the world,” said Maguire.

“To endure the preseason that you need to go through to prepare yourself for 26 rounds and possibly some rep duties is all about who wants it more each week.

“We all build this. We as a South Sydney family get to build this every single day and I’m looking forward to doing that every day when we get back into that in November.”

The head coach has seen the development of his playing group and leadership group throughout the 2016 season which culminated in the dominant performances in our last several fixtures.

“What we got to enjoy at the back end of the season with a number of very dominant performances showed a group of players taking real accountability for their performance,” said Maguire.

“It’s not only their performances but them taking control of the standards required to be at the best in the NRL competition which has seen them shine.

Maguire paid tribute to his backroom staff who will be moving on before the start of 2017 but is excited by the new opportunities presented by the new faces around the Simply Energy High Performance Centre at Redfern Oval.

“As many know we are making the changes,” said Maguire.

“The change brings a lot of excitement to what’s going on. It’s like having a brand new start to the opportunities in 2017

“I’ve spent a lot of time and had many discussions with the new crew and they’ll bring a wealth of knowledge and experience that will help improve everyone as people and players.”