Forward Tim Browne explains why he looks forward to the Good Friday clash with the Rabbitohs.
This Friday will see the Bulldogs and Rabbitohs continue their rivalry in the annual Good Friday blockbuster.
The clash in recent times has drawn crowds in excess of 40,000 and the margin from the last two games has been a point.
It's one of the NRL's fiercest rivalries and forward Tim Browne expects the same again this year.
“I think it will be another tight game,” said Browne.
“I think the way both sides play and the fans for both sides are very passionate which builds for a great atmosphere.
“It’s a day on the calender I look forward to personally and I know a lot of the other guys do as well.”
The forwards battle will be a beauty and with the Rabbitohs set to be without Sam Burgess, Browne still knows the Bulldogs can’t take the foot off the pedal.
“They’ve got a lot of quality throughout their forward pack.
“Whoever comes in for Sam will do a great job.
“We can’t take our foot off the pedal at all.”
The Bulldogs failed to fire against an impressive Eels outfit after early season wins against the Sea-Eagles and Panthers.
Despite the loss, the Rabbitohs are in the same situation, but getting back to basics and nailing the little things is a focus for Browne.
“We have to go back to the way we played in the first two games.
“For us, it’s just concentrating on the little things and getting back to the form of the earlier rounds.”
The Bulldogs have had the luxury of an extra two days to prepare for the clash and with the Rabbitohs heading into the Good Friday clash with the Bulldogs off a five day turn around, Browne believes it could be a positive for the away side.
“We will freshen up.
“It’s good that we have a little bit more time to prepare and hopefully it’s in our favour this week.”