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Rochow is focusing on the forwards defensive through the middle in this week’s training ahead of the Rabbitohs round two match against the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles.

“For me personally,” explained Rochow.

“That’s a big focus for our middle forwards this week which I play a lot of minutes in, just to tighten up our middle D and making sure we step into our contact and win that ruck so we can give ourselves plenty of energy and time with the ball.”

Rochow has been named by Head Coach Michael Maguire in the number 17 jersey and explains the positivity of the competitive nature surrounding the squad.

“It’s tough here for positions, I know every week when I run out in the position that I’m playing I know it’s really competitive for spots. I think that just shows the depth of the forward pack we have here.”

Despite Manly also losing their round one contest, Rochow is still expecting a tough match on Saturday night.

“It’s the NRL and every weeks a tough one no matter who you play.”

View the full interview with Rochow in the video player above. 

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