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Jai Arrow vs Spencer Leniu, South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers, Gorden Tallis, Round 23

Gordon Tallis has labeled Penrith righteous and called on the Rabbitohs to fight fire with fire since the last time the sides faced off between Jay Arrow and Spencer Leniue.

“There were fireworks between Arrow and Leneuve that sparked the last time these two teams met,” Bright Anasta said on NRL 360.

“They have a bit of history there. Do we expect that to continue?”

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Brent Reading revealed the bad beef between the pair, who took aim at Nathan Cray in the last round they met, as Penrith won 26-12 in the Grand Final replay.

“I think there’s a real edge to these games between these two sides,” Read.

“He spoke about targeting Nathan Cleary, who has previously returned from leading Arrow from a shoulder problem.

“Leneuve was upset about that and wouldn’t shake his hand at the end of the game, so there’s a lot of bad blood there.”

Mark Carroll believes the entire Rabbitohs pack should take to Penrith through the middle.

“It has to be lit and it’s not just him (Arrow), everyone else has to plan as well,” Carroll said.

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“The goal in life is to play semi-finals and win tournaments and you’ve got to get Penrith through the middle and he’s got to be the leader.”

Tallis pleaded to get under Penrith’s skin to throw Souths off their game.

“You will never be allowed to get under their skin at Penrith,” Tallis said.

“I’ll get under their skin. If I’m Jay Arrow, I’m taking them on.”

“Especially the way they respect you. They think they’re the best so you have to ruffle their feathers a little bit.”

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“How do you do it?” Paul Kent asked.

“Aggressive defense and line speed and also a little verbal,” Carroll said.

“I don’t see enough orally these days. Run to me like a friend.

“Penrith will,” replied Kent.

“Penrith has a lot of buzzwords.”

Tallis has named Penrith the most verbal team in the NRL, but warned Souths that action will be more important than the war of words between clubs on the field.

“They’re the best team in the tournament, so they’re going to hit them back,” Tallis said.

“But actions speak louder than words, so I think it’s about carrying the ball, hitting deep and getting to their half.

“Making more of everything that gets under their skin.

“The big guys want to protect the little guys, but when you get your little guys, you feel a little bad.

“There’s more than one way to skin a cat.”

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