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Pirtek Parramatta Eels halfback Chris Sandow's coming up against his former club South Sydney Rabbitohs when they clash this Sunday at ANZ Stadium as part of our Juniors Week celebrations.

He says it's still a bit strange taking on the men Red and Green, but is looking forward to the challenge.

"Yeah it does feel funny, but it should be a good contest playing the old club," Sandow said.

"But I'm enjoying myself at Parramatta and looking forward to the challenge."

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Speaking of challenges - it doesn't get much bigger than the Rabbitohs, who are currently sitting at the top of the table.

"Yeah, the boys there have done their job - that's why they're at the top of the table. But hopefully we can get a win, we've been training really well."

Despite Souths having a few players away at Origin commitments, Chris says they'll still be a strong side.

"It would have been good to play them with all their stars to see where we're at, but the games we've played we've been in there."

"And if we can do that this weekend, we don't care who we play as long as the boys put in an 80 minute effort then it's good."

After last Saturday night's loss to the Cronulla Sharks, Sandow says there's much to be learned.

"We stuck with what we planned the first half but in the second half didn't have much ball- if we had as much ball as Cronulla had then we'd have won the game."

"We have to treat the ball as gold and hopefully we can do it this weekend."

Chris says the game is also an opportunity to bring the family to footy.

"I'd love to see the kids there - being from the country, I'd love to come into the big stadiums with your mates and enjoying it, so it'll be good to see all the kids out there and enjoy a win."

Click here to find out how to support our Juniors Week celebrations and come to the game.
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