St George Illawarra Dragons hooker Mitch Rein admits defensive lapses will need to be remedied against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at SCG on Saturday.
The Kiama Knights junior accepts that the Red V had their chances against the Brisbane Broncos last round but some costly lapses denied them two valuable points.
However, the rake believes playing in the marquee Men of League round fixture at a prestigious venue like the SCG is the perfect tonic to help the players bounce back.
“We’ve started our preparations for the round as it’s going to be a big occasion playing at the historic SCG,” said Rein.
“The Rabbitohs have had some losses in recent weeks to I’m sure they’ll be raring to go come game time.
“It was disappointing for us to come away with the loss against the Broncos as we had our chances throughout the game but we have since analysed the video and identified what needs improving.
“I’ve been happy with our attacking efforts as we worked on them during the pre-season so its just a matter of tightening our defence.”
The Dragons and Rabbitohs have played at the historic SCG a combined total of 678 games (St George Illawarra 359, South Sydney 319) more than any other Clubs in the game.
The match also marks the first time in NRL History a formal “gate share arrangement” between the Clubs.
Red V and Rabbitohs Members have reciprocal rights at this game and the return match at ANZ Stadium, Olympic Park in Round 12.
Ticket purchases support both Clubs, irrespective of the Club fans support.
A special “Generation Pack” (one Adult and one child) Ticket offer is in play for this occasion with ticket options available from $25.
Men of League was established in 2002 with the primary objective being to provide assistance and support to players, coaches, referees, officials and administrators from all levels of the game, as well as members of their families and the broader rugby league community.
All monies raised during Heritage Round will go towards ensuring MOL can continue in its welfare efforts for those in our game in need.