On the back of a Greg Inglis inspired victory from fullback, South Sydney Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire will face some tough decisions, as he will have to decide whether Nathan Merritt, who is expected to return from injury next week, will play at fullback.
Inglis, who had not played at fullback since 2007, had a man-of-the-match performance – involving himself in many-a-Bunny play, as well as being involved in tries and scoring one himself.
“I’m pretty lucky,” a relieved Maguire said.
“While Greggy’s there and Merritt’s coming back, there’s some pressure on me to make decisions.
“It allows Greg to roam so he can attack on both sides of the field.
“When he’s locked in at centre, it leaves him out there.
“When Greg’s roaming around the park, he is always a danger.”
With Inglis not fussed whereabouts he plays in the Souths back-line, he enjoys the freedom that comes with playing fullback.
“In the end, we had to find a way to get my hands on the ball more,” he said.
“Being back there is touching the ball more, to be honest, being around the playmakers a bit more.
“If (Maguire) does decide that, I’ll be back there until Merro comes back. I’ll be more than happy.”
In an additional boost for the Bunnies, Andrew Everingham performed well in his debut game, scoring a try.
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