Manly second-rower Shaun Lane is wary of a dangerous South Sydney at ANZ Stadium today.
The Sea Eagles head into the round three match on the back of a 54-0 thumping over Parramatta Eels at Lottoland last Sunday that saw them record their first win of the Telstra Premiership after losing in Golden Point the week before to Newcastle.
The tall back-rower has started the 2018 season well off the interchange bench for the Sea Eagles, scoring a try against the Knights, and making several strong runs in both games.
Lane said the players had put the record club win over Parramatta well and truly behind them and could not afford to be complacent against the Rabbitohs in the first fixture of a Double Header at Homebush.
“You can’t be thinking about things that happened in the past and you have to move on, so we will be ready to rip in.
“Any team that is 0-2 definitely doesn’t want to be 0-3, so they will be hungry for a win. It will be a big game and hopefully we can back up our performance.
“There are no easy wins in the NRL. It is about how teams turn up on the day.
“The Rabbitohs have had good patches in their games. We are not looking down on them because they haven’t had a win.
“We have a job to do and they still are a dangerous team.”
The match sees new South Sydney Coach Anthony Seibold taking on Manly Coach Trent Barrett for the first time after Seibold worked under Barrett in 2016.
With the Royal Easter Show on and a concert at Qudos Bank Arena on tonight, supporters heading to ANZ Stadium are encouraged to leave the car at home and take advantage of the fact transport on Sydney Trains, Sydney Olympic Park Major Event Bus Services, regular Sydney Buses, Sydney Ferries services and Light Rail services are included in their match day tickets and memberships.
Manly vs South Sydney
Saturday, March 24, ANZ Stadium
4pm - Gates open
5.30pm - NRL: South Sydney Rabbitohs v Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
7.30pm - NRL: Parramatta Eels v Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Click here to see our guide to the Sydney Double Header.