Hasler excited about Rabbitohs challenge

Manly Warringah Sea Eagles Coach Des Hasler says tomorrow’s clash with the undefeated South Sydney Rabbitohs is another chance to see where his side is at.

The Sea Eagles head into the clash on the back of their first win last weekend, a dominant 46-12 victory over the Warriors, but Hasler knows the Rabbitohs present a far greater challenge.

“That’s what it’s about tomorrow. It is another opportunity, another moment presents itself, and this side gets the opportunity to step up,’’ Hasler said today.

“We just want to play well and this side has that potential and now it’s about getting that consistency in our game. This is what going to the next level is about.

“They are a young side and they are learning and what they have done so far allows for that to develop. This side is developing.”

Asked how his side could stop a potent Rabbitohs outfit whilst at the same time raising his own team’s level, Hasler said it was about bringing out the best in each other.

“You have to bring your best game. Last night’s game, there would be one team there (Brisbane) who would be very disappointed about how they went about their game. They never intended to play that way,’’ Hasler said.

“It’s about being able to bring that mindset week in, week out.

“(Souths) halves are in great form, they complement each other, they are balanced, they have got good speed at the back, and they have got good accountability across the park.

“You can’t let your guard down at any time around the ruck because you get Damien Cook bouncing out. And then you have got a player like (Cameron) Murray who is developing, and growing and growing.

“They are a good footy team.”

Kick-off at Lottoland is 3pm.