The biggest problem I see is us coming off the bye
We can be absolutely terrible following the bye at times Fairly sure the Souths game last season was following the bye if memory serves
I didn’t think about this, but having looked it up you have a great point.
In 2011, we played South Sydney after a bye, played terribly and lost. We also played Parramatta after our 2nd bye and lost, which happened to be our last loss of the regular season, but it was still a horrific performance.
In 2010, we lost to South Sydney again after a bye in “that” game (SCG, 50-10, that’s all the reminding you should need) and we snuck home against Canberra 18-8 at Leicchardt. I remember this game, and I’m pretty sure Beau Ryan scored 2 tries in the last 6 or 7 minutes for that win, and this was way before Canberra started playing well in 2010 so it was a poor performance.
Even in 2009, we lost to Souths by the Merritt field goal in the last second of golden point after a bye. I remember us looking really good and then fading late, as seems to be a habit against the Rabbits. Nevertheless, our post-bye record is atrocious, I’m much more wary of this game knowing this now.