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Rabbitohs outside back Campbell Graham

South Sydney are renowned for a lethal left-edge attack but Campbell Graham and his right-side teammates are enjoying the chance to show some of their strike-power.

With fullback Latrell Mitchell and five-eighth Cody Walker often weaving their magic down the left corridor, winger Alex Johnston has already scored 22 tries in 16 appearances this season.

And while Johnston bagged a hat-trick in last week's 46-18 win over the Cowboys, the initial damage was done by South Sydney's right edge, where winger Taane Milne collected three tries.

Centre Graham, who didn't score last week but posted doubles in the two previous rounds, said: "It's been good to get some ball out there."

"We’ve been scoring a few tries, so we might get a few more opportunities as well in the coming weeks, hopefully," he said in the lead-up to Sunday's clash with the Bulldogs in Queensland.

"But it's good that we get to show both sides of our attack. The left has been pretty solid for the last few years now and I think it's a good opportunity for us right-siders to start performing week in, week out."

Graham has struck up a strong combination with Milne in seven games alongside the former Dragon and Warrior this year.

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"[Milne] has come in and done a great job for us," Graham said.

"He came back from an ACL injury last year and he wasn't even able to train with the boys probably until about March.

"He's done a great job coming in and filling in on that wing spot. He's aggressive, big and can find the try-line as well. He's been a great asset slotting in and I'm loving playing inside him."

Meanwhile, unheralded Rabbitohs prop Mark Nicholls reflected on his journey as he prepares to play his 100th NRL match.

Born in Wagga Wagga, the 31-year-old debuted for the Raiders in 2012 and moved to the Storm in 2017 but only made 28 top-grade appearances in his first five years in the Telstra Premiership.

Since coach Wayne Bennett's arrival at South Sydney in 2019, Nicholls has been a regular in the team and is now a starting player.

"I've spent a lot of time in reserve grade at Raiders and at Melbourne. I went down to Melbourne and it's a great system down there and I definitely improved as a footy player," Nicholls said.

"I guess from going down as well, I sort of got a bit of belief and change of mindset, just around how I approach footy and training."

He credited Bennett, a master at instilling players with confidence, for helping him realise that he belonged in the NRL.

"When Wayne first came to the club, he sat me and Junior Tatola down – I still remember it," Nicholls said.

"It was still mid-January at this stage and he said, 'You guys are going to be the two front-rower off the bench in round one'.

"That had never happened to me at that stage so early in a pre-season for a coach to say that you're already in the 17."

The Rabbitohs will relocate to the Gold Coast on Wednesday after the NRL's decision to keep teams away from Sydney's COVID-19 spike.

Souths held a meeting on Tuesday and Graham said most players with families would take their partners and kids with them right away.

"And there's another option for immediate family and partners to come up in two weeks' time," Graham, 22, added.

"There will probably be a few boys who take that option and just see when we know a bit more about how long we're going to be up there.

"[That will] allow immediate families and partners to get their options and their lives in order and they can make a good decision."

Nicholls has a young daughter but is on board with doing whatever is necessary to keep the competition running.

"After that initial sort of shock or reaction, my wife was pretty understanding about the situation we're in," Nicholls said.

"And luckily for us, the boys have got supportive families prepared to pack up and come up to Queensland for however long we have to."

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