Antwone Fisher and Rory Kostjasyn are the two leading candidates for the vacant spot in the Pied Piper final, with the pair set to battle it out in the Brisbane Showgrounds.
Fisher’s first match in the Australian Capital Territory has been cancelled due to a shoulder injury, while the 32-year-old was not on the bench for the match against the Brisbane Bears on Sunday.
Both players were unable to get into the Sydney Roosters side, which lost 24-20 to the Dragons at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.
“It was disappointing for me, the timing was just not right,” Fisher told Channel Nine.
“But it’s always frustrating when it’s the wrong match for you, it’s just a bit disappointing.
It’s just not the right time for me.”
The Dragons have been on a roll with their two losses against the Roostes, but the Dragons have won just two of their past six.
Fishing will make his debut in the Grand Final against the Penders, and is hoping to put the pressure on Roostery coach Anthony Griffin to find a way to get the Rabbitohs to the final.
“I think it’s important to put it in my head, it doesn’t matter if it’s a one-day match or an international match, it always comes down to the last match,” Fisher said.
“We’re just playing for ourselves, so it’s really important for us to go out there and win the game, so we’ll just see how it goes.”
Just to get a win for the club and win for our team, it can’t get any better than that.
“Rory Kostrasyn’s first game against the Dragons in 2017 was against the Blues in Townsville on August 26.
Kostrasysen’s Rabbitoh side has been struggling for form and has lost four of its past six matches.”
The boys are in a really good place at the moment, we’ve been in good form this year,” Fisher added.”
If we can keep going like we’ve gone, we can really push for the finals and we’re all looking forward to it.
“Fisher will join the Rabbito in the semi-finals of the competition on Friday night when they face the Brisbane Dragons.
The Roosterers have won their past two games and are undefeated in the NRL, but Fisher is confident of taking the final at Suncorp Stadium.”
Hopefully we can pull it off and take a little bit of an edge in the final,” Fisher joked.”
Even though we’re the underdogs, if we can get one win we can win the grand finale.
“Fishers’ last game for the Rabbitaroos was against Gold Coast Titans on September 3, and he will be hoping to repeat that feat in front of his home crowd.