Embarrassed and under fire, South Sydney have vowed to fix their attitude for Friday’s night’s clash with NRL benchmark Brisbane.
Humbled 44-18 by title holders North Queensland on Saturday, the Rabbitohs were accused of “not having a go” by Queensland great Gorden Tallis, who savaged them for having a soft underbelly.
Second-rower Paul Carter admitted on Tuesday the team’s mental approach had not been right and needed fixing to bring the aggression required against front-runners Brisbane.
“Attitude is a big thing in rugby league and it’s a big part of winning,” Carter said. “That’s something we’ve tried to address.
“Aggression comes with attitude.
“If your attitude is there then so is your aggression and we’re going to bring that this weekend against Brisbane.”
While the Rabbitohs are still in touch with Brisbane in eighth at 3-4, they could find themselves as low as 14th at the season quarter-way mark with another heavy loss and if results run against them this weekend.