Souths legend Mark ‘Spud’ Carroll has called for a player clean-out at the club and says Tom and George Burgess need to lose weight.
The Rabbitohs have endured a nightmare season in the NRL and sit 14th on the ladder with just six wins all season.
Head coach Michael Maguire has come under heavy criticism for his game plan and the former Bunnies prop-forward has called for change.
“Personally, I wish they’d get down in size a bit. I reckon they should get down to about 115,” Carroll told AAP at Fox League’s Retro Round launch in Sydney.
“They’re just massive humans. They don’t have to do weights and they’d still keep weight on.
“But the game these days is about pace, mobility, working on the inside. They’re still 25, so they’re young boys, They’ll get better at that.
“They’re not the only ones Souths fans need to be having a go at though.”
Since they won the Premiership in 2014, Souths have failed to challenge at the top and will not compete in the finals for the second year running.
Carroll added: “I think Michael Maguire’s a fabulous coach. He’s had the grounding of Craig Bellamy. He just needs a clean-out, get rid of some players who are underperforming.”
They’d do a lot better if they learned to keep hold of the ball in contact… Dread to think how many times they’ve coughed it up.