Graham's focus firmly on what lies ahead for Bunnies

It's fair to say Campbell Graham isn't your average 20-year-old.

After debuting as a teenager in 2017, the Rabbitohs winger has already recorded 46 NRL matches and will play in his fourth finals fixture against Manly on Friday.

But any individual success certainly hasn't gone to his head.

"I haven't really achieved too much in my short career," Graham told NRL.com.

"You sort of take it week by week and you don't really get a chance to sit back and think about what's already happened because you're always looking ahead.

"If we get beaten this week or any week coming up, that's our season over, so there's no point stopping to think about what we've achieved this year - which isn't too much, to be fair. 

"What I want to achieve is coming in the next few weeks."

With coach Wayne Bennett opting for a backline shuffle after last week's heavy loss to the Roosters, Graham will return to the wing at ANZ Stadium after a three-week foray in the centres.

"I'm happy to be back on the wing and just doing my part for the team," Graham said.

"I've played pretty much all my first-grade games on the wing apart from the last three games.

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"It was a good challenge to take that position on - I've learned a few things playing in the centres that I can take out onto the wing."

There's one big advantage about reverting to the flank when facing Manly - Graham won't be as susceptible to a Jorge Taufua bell-ringer.

Playing on South Sydney's right edge, Graham and centre James Roberts will mark up on Taufua and the powerful Moses Suli.

"I'm glad that I won't be getting jammed by Taufua out the back," Graham said, referencing the winger's tendency to rush in-field and smack ball-carriers.

"They're obviously both very big and physical boys so we're going to have to take it to them."

Graham's Rabbitohs team-mate Cody Walker said he isn't bothered about a personal battle with rival five-eighth and namesake Dylan Walker.

"I don't think you go into any game trying to get over your opposite - you try to do your job in the team," the South Sydney pivot said.

"If you try to focus on that too much, you get distracted on what your job is for your team. Dylan Walker's had an outstanding season at five-eighth, he's been unreal this year."

After training in sodden conditions all week, the Rabbitohs won't be fazed if the heavens open during the game on Friday.

"Rain, hail or shine, we know what we want to do on the weekend and we'll go out there to execute that game plan," Graham said.

For Walker, playing in the wet takes him back to his childhood "when the rain was all you wanted to play in".