Superstar fullback Greg Inglis says the mood in the South Sydney camp is relaxed ahead of Friday night’s blockbuster NRL grand final qualifier against the Sydney Roosters.
The Rabbitohs are laughing and smiling as they try to finally snare a premiership in their third consecutive finals series.
Inglis said he didn’t sense any anxiety at Redfern despite the Rabbitohs suffering painful defeats in their past two preliminary finals.
“It’s hard to describe. It’s just nice and refreshing,” he said.
“I think we were probably over-thinking about it too much (last year).
“This year, it’s got that feeling about everyone just sitting back and having fun.”
Skipper John Sutton agreed that the heartbreaking defeats to Canterbury and Manly the past two seasons weren’t haunting the side.
“We trained through the week and had the weekend off,” captain John Sutton said.
“I can say it’s been very enjoyable the last two weeks. Everyone’s enjoying it, everyone’s excited.”