Jesse Sene-Lefao knows the history of the Sydney Cricket Ground but says he won’t be overawed by the occasion on Friday night.
The lively front-rower is well acquainted with the famous ground, having played at the venue as a teenager for school side Patrician Brothers Blacktown.
“Yeah, the SCG is a well known stadium. I’ve played there before in school footy, so it’s not a stadium that I haven’t played on before,” Sene-Lefao said.
Sene-Lefao is well aware of the task that the Sea Eagles face this week and admits he is looking forward to the challenge at hand.
“Souths have been playing some good footy the past couple of weeks. They’re forward pack has really come on well with the Burgess Brothers,” he said.
“Our team knows we’ve got a big challenge on hand, and we’re really looking forward to this Friday night.”
The 24-year-old is under no illusions at the strength of the Burgess brothers and believes containing them will go a long way to securing the game.
“They’re all the same. They’re all big, they’re all strong and they all run hard,” Sene-Lefao said.
“I think it’s just more important that we stop them and try and get on the front foot early.”
Sene-Lefao has found a home at the Sea Eagles in recent years, and is just looking to feed off the experience of the senior playing group and continually improve.
“I’m just learning each and every week and a lot of the senior boys help me out. Our coaching staff has also been really good lately and I just want to get better each and every week,” he said.
Despite claiming their last meeting back in round two, Sene-Lefao believes that the Rabbitohs have improved and that the task will be a lot more difficult this time around.
“We played them in round two and I reckon they’re better than what they were in round two, so it will be really good this Friday.”