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Norman: We get pumped again for Souths

After experiencing relief from a 14-8 win against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs last week, Corey Norman is focused on bigger goals for the team.

"It was good to hold onto a win. (But) that win doesn't mean anything," Norman said.

"We go out and get pumped again for Souths."

"We want to win the last six (games). We've already spoken about that."

"It's going to be tough the way our season's gone. If that doesn't happen I reckon four out of the last six would be really nice."

The Eels play the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium on Saturday night, knowing they had their nine-game winning streak broken by the Wests Tigers.

"I think everyone is excited to play them. They're going to be disappointed coming off a loss last week.
"Our forwards have a big job to do on Saturday. That's where the game is going to be won."

South Sydney have been one of the surprisingly strong performers of the 2018 season and this far into the season it's easier to know how a tough team can be beat.

"Limit Cook's running metres out of dummy half. If you dominate their forwards you take away time from their halves.

"The Tigers went after them. They didn't sit back and wait for what the Rabbitohs were going to do.

"That's the mentality we've got to have."

Nathan Brown put in a man of the match display against the Bulldogs and is primed for another big effort against his former team.

"He isn't the biggest bloke, but he's got a really good engine.

"He's pretty smart and loves that contact. Last week he had a blinder and he's been playing well all year."

Norman is confident the team can get the best out of Jarryd Hayne this week, despite a positional change from the centre to the wing.

"Josh Hoffman has had a sore shoulder so that's why he can't move into the wing.

"I know Hayne needs the ball, he'll get plenty."

Off the bench last week, Reed Mahoney played his third NRL game and impressed Laurie Daley.

"I thought that (in) preseason he was the first one out there and the last one to leave," Norman said.

"He's a very intelligent player and wants to learn.

"He stays back, he does everything. He's going to have a really big future."

Click here to hear the full interview with Corey Norman on the Big Sports Breakfast.

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