The Truganina Rabbitohs are coming into finals football full of confidence.
In Round 16 the Bunnies were pipped by the Bears 12-6 before then following it up with victories over the Northern Thunder and a last-gasp 20-16 win over fellow finalists the Altona Roosters in the final round of the regular season.
Sitting in third place on the ladder, the Rabbitohs have proven to be tough competition for both Werribee and Altona this season and finals football will be no different.
The Rabbitohs have been led by Kerry Vaivao all season, with the talented forward crossing the white strip 13 times this season.
Captain Viena Seumanufagai said alongside the likes of Vaivao, the emergence of new talent this season has been a big positive to take out of the season.
“It’s really good to see all those new girls coming through, seeing them experience the game especially the younger ones they’re the future for our game,” she said.
“It’s good to see them getting out there as they certainly give us a good run for our money.”
“While things have been tough with numbers and putting together a team each week and I think we’ve done well to get out on the field and the girls are just happy to come out and play on the field once again.”
As for any pressure that comes with finals, Seumanufagai said her side embraces the challenge that comes with must-win footy.
“I think we still prepare in the same way, we don’t put too much pressure on ourselves and just try and execute our game plan work and work on our one percenters,” she said.
“We are just coming into the game treating it like any other match, we’ll prepare the same nonetheless.”
“I think that no matter what it’s always a tough game against any side in this competition and I don’t think my girls have reached their full potential yet so I’m definitely backing them,” Seumanufagai said.
“Anything could happen come finals so I’m definitely backing my team, I know they’ve got the goods.”