NRL legend Brad Fittler has warned that the Rabbitohs may be in a dangerous frame of mind so close to the finals.
South Sydney are set to face the Sydney Roosters in a cross-town rivalry match tonight, in the final regular season round of the year.
The Roosters welcome back senior players Boyd Cordner from concussion and Jake Friend, in what should be a huge boost for the Tri-Colours.
But the Rabbitohs meanwhile are coming off a shock loss to the second-last on the ladder Bulldogs last week, which their coach Wayne Bennett admitted may be an attitude issue.
That raised alarm for Fittler.
“Talking about attitude this time of year… it’s a lot harder to turn that around than something that’s tactical,” Fittler told Nine pre-game.
However in more welcome news for Souths fans, Fittler said the wet and wild weather in Sydney on Friday afternoon could work in the Rabbitohs’ favour.
“The conditions are a bit slippery so that favours [Souths half] Adam Reynolds and his kicking game,” Fittler said.
And against an in-form Roosters squad, the Rabbitohs will need any advantage they can get.