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Rabbitohs utility Hymel Hunt.

Rabbitohs utility back Hymel Hunt and young forward Dean Britt are happy to do what's best for the team even if it means not getting on the field.

They essentially had the best seats in the house for the full 80 minutes of their nail-biting 29-28 loss to Melbourne at AAMI Park last Friday.

Hunt has come off the bench in five of his 19 games this season while Britt has been used as an interchange player in each of the two games he's played at NRL level in 2018.

Seibold has made it clear to the pair about their role in the team and Hunt said he was content filling in wherever and whenever he was needed.

"It was hard watching the whole game from the sideline, I was sitting on the edge of my chair for most of it," Hunt said.

"Unfortunately I didn't get chance to go out there but that's OK because I'm happy to do what's best for the team.

"Seibs [Anthony Seibold] has been very open with me all season. He told me early on that I would be put in different positions and that my minutes would vary."

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Bench players can waste a lot of mental energy if they're too anxious before they take the field.

Hunt said Bunnies veteran Jason Clark had preached the importance of staying relaxed while waiting for the call to run on.

"Seibs make us put individual goals down and I always put energy in attack and make my tackles in defence," Hunt said.

"It's actually hard to come off the bench sometimes because you just want to get out there.

Rabbitohs forward Dean Britt.
Rabbitohs forward Dean Britt. ©Robb Cox/NRL Photos

"You see someone go down so you get ready and pump yourself up to go on but then they're alright and you have to try and relax again.

"Jason Clark has been great in helping us young boys calm our nerves and save our energy - he talks to us throughout the game."

Britt was unlucky to not get a run in the forwards against the Storm considering the high intensity of the game.

The 24-year-old said Seibold had told him to prepare as if he was coming on in the second half but after George Burgess was sin-binned in the 44th minute, the plans changed.

"I would have liked to get on but I'm not dirty about it, I'm grateful for the opportunity to be there with the boys" Britt said.

"Seibs just said to me after the game that I didn't get a run because I was going to replace George but he come off for the 10 minutes so he was fresh to go back on."

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