Rabbitohs duo taking their chances
Dave Tyrrell is a man of very few words.
Usually found handing out opinions on the latest releases at your local cinema in 140 characters or less on Twitter, the tough Rabbitohs prop generally lets his actions on the field do the talking.
However nobody could see his efforts coming against New Zealand last Saturday night as the quietly-spoken 25-year-old sliced through the Warriors’ defence not once, but twice, to score two tries for the Rabbitohs – doubling his career tally in a matter of minutes.
Not embarrassed to admit that he has embarked on three or four nudie runs around Redfern in his time, Tyrrell described his own efforts as "pretty nice".
"It was a bit of a relief to score the first one to be honest. I'm hoping to go on a bit of a run now, but look, it happened off the rest of the boy’s hard work," Tyrrell offered to reporters.
With Tyrrell taking his chances in the try-scoring department, his Rabbitohs teammate Ben Lowe will try to make the most of his opportunities in his return to the NRL this Friday night against the Wests Tigers.
A former 18th man for the Queensland team in his own right, Lowe replaces Ben Te'o this weekend as he looks to harness some momentum and force his way back into the Rabbitohs’ strongest 17.
"I played in the Cronulla game a couple of weeks ago [under similar circumstances] so I'm looking forward to getting out on the field with the boys. You always want to be playing at the top of the pecking order and making sure you're doing your best when you're out there," Lowe said.
"They're a quality football team and just like they showed in Round 3, if we don't stick to what we have to do and our game-plan then obviously they'll get the two points on us but we're going out there to focus on what we can control at the minute and that's making sure we put in a good 80-minute performance."
With Lowe's time in the NRL having been restricted to six games this season, Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire has offered the experienced 29-year-old some advice on getting his season back on track.
"[He said to] just work on the little things I suppose. It's hard when you go back but you go back to literally go forward again so you just go back there and work on the little things that the coach wants you to do and make sure when the opportunity comes you're ready to go," Lowe said.
"I'm looking forward to it. I was starting in the back row [the last time we played the Tigers] so I'm looking forward to getting back out on the edge and playing some footy. We have been training hard during the week so you want to be there come kick-off. It should be another great battle again."
With both teams missing much needed fire power thanks to the rollercoaster of Origin duties and injuries, expect to see both Lowe and Tyrrell make the most of their time in their own respective ways.