Bunnies opt for new approach
LIFE under new coach Anthony Seibold will certainly not be dull for South Sydney who spent this week training with AFL club Port Adelaide, and featured a little-known hybrid game of ‘Nance Ball’.
Souths stars Adam Reynolds (pictured) and Alex Johnston went head to head with the Power’s star midfielder Sam Powell-Pepper at Redfern Oval in the opposed hitout best described as “a mixture of forcey backs and touch footy”.
Both teams feature 11 players on a football field. A try is worth four points, two points for a kick through the uprights, and teams get one free tackle if a player catches the ball on the full.
Seibold, clearly not afraid to roll out his fresh ideas after taking over from Michael Maguire, said the hybrid game was the brainchild of former Wallabies and Brisbane Broncos conditioner, Steve Nance.
“It was something I always remembered and wanted to use for combined sessions with the AFL because it’s a very skilful game with the kicking component and footy component,” Seibold said.
“It’s really valuable from a physical point of view.”