After a solid performance from the Rabbitohs spine in our tight win over Penrith last Friday, Adam Reynolds is feeling confident about the direction our key playmakers are heading going into our Good Friday clash with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs.
Reynolds feels the combinations forming between our dynamic dummy-half duo, Damien Cook and Robbie Farah, is proving valuable for his team whilst highlighting the impressive performances Alex Johnston has put in after his shift to fullback.
The representative halfback has also declared Cody Walker the “form five-eighth of the competition” – and it’s hard to argue against him after Walker picked up three Dally M votes thanks to his performance against the Penrith Panthers.
“Both hookers have been outstanding this year. Farah’s really talented and reads the really game well, Cookie (Damien Cook) is dynamite out of dummy-half; he plays a similar role to what Isaac Luke did,” said Reynolds.
“You’ve got Cody Walker who‘s probably been the form five-eighth of the competition. AJ’s getting better every game.
“As a spine we’re just working together and really nailing down our role in the team. It’s a work in progress but we’re definitely getting better.”
After the confidence boosting win over the Panthers, Reynolds believes there is an eagerness around the Simply Energy High Performance Centre to back up this performance in our traditional Good Friday clash against the Bulldogs.
A 4pm kick off is expected to draw big crowds to ANZ Stadium, something that Reynolds is excited about.
“It’s always definitely a good clash to be a part of. There’s always big crowds out there and it’s a great time of the year Easter,” said Reynolds.
“Both teams look forward to this clash and it’ll be the same this year.
“For me, mate, it’s another chance for us to get out there and show what we’ve been practicing.”
The Rabbitohs have registered three wins in their opening six fixtures and will be looking to improve this record on Friday.
“I think every game is important,” said Reynolds.
“If you see how close the competition is lately, teams aren’t winning by much. If you go on last year’s ladder there was up to 14 teams that could’ve made the top eight.
“Every game is important for us. It’s just about us preparing the best we can at training and applying that in games.”