Maguire's Insights: Round 7, 2017
Head Coach Michael Maguire gives us his insights heading into his sides round seven clash against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at ANZ Stadium on Good Friday afternoon.
Coming off the back of a close win against the Penrith Panthers, Maguire has named an unchanged side heading into the Good Friday clash recounting good signs from the round six match.
"There were obviously some good signs there," explained Maguire.
"The players themselves are aware that they need to be more clinical and probably more focused in areas throughout their game because we did allow the Panthers to come back into that game.
"The boys are pretty keen to make sure that they get out and show a real 80 minute performance this week. It's something they've been talking about, it's something every team goes out to do but we definitely need to do that against the Dogs this week."
This will be the first time Maguire has named the same team and explains the importance of building to put in the full 80 minute performance.
"It's been a while since I've been able to name the same team but it would be nice to be able to keep it that way.
"It's giving these boys an opportunity now to back that same performance up and improve on where we've been last week.
"There are areas in our game like our forward pack that are starting to come together in a strong way and our edges are starting to get those combinations so if we build on that the obviously what we are about is an 80 minute performance and that's something that we are setting out to do this week."
Maguire is excited for the annual clash at ANZ Stadium describing the excellent atmosphere and how his team want to show all the Members and supporters what the Rabbitohs are all about.
"This game really brings out the crowd. I remember a couple of years ago I think we had one of the largest crowds for a round game so it would be nice to be able to have that again.
"The noise and obviously the atmosphere is excellent and our players obviously thrive off our supporters there.
"We want to get out there and make sure that we show everyone what we are about."