Emphasis Now On Pre-season Matches: Johnston

Alex Johnston says the Rabbitohs players are working on fine tuning their play ahead of the coming season after a week long training camp at Campbelltown.

The Souths players spent last week sleeping in dormitories and training at St Gregory’s College, with the focus of leadership and bonding.

“It got up to 40 degrees a couple of days but it was good to get out there and bond with most of the boys,” Johnston said.

“It was just mainly about leadership and bonding, and we had a good time.”

With training returning to Redfern this week, Johnston said the emphasis had now shifted to preparing for the pre-season matches, which are just around the corner.

“It’s really just to sharpen up our combos and get ready for the season,” the representative back said.

“I think all of the bodies are all in good nick and it is really more just making sure we have got our plays down pat."

After taking part in the NRL Nines in Auckland on the weekend of February 3-5, the Rabbitohs will play their first pre-season match against Manly at Campbelltown Stadium on Saturday, February 11.