Clark out to sway Maguire

RUGBY LEAGUE

Jason Clark knows only too well how much importance Souths coach Michael Maguire places on trial form and is hell-bent on featuring in the Charity Shield stoush in Wollongong.

Overlooked for the Rabbitohs' round-one demolition of the eventual premiers last season, Clark was forced to play catch up in a bid to bed down a permanent spot in the cardinal and myrtle.

While the Rabbitohs will delay a decision on their World Cup tourists' availability for the Auckland Nines, there is every chance a full-strength squad will head south on February 22.

"I don't know what Madge [Maguire] has got in the mix for that, but I'm hoping to be there and so will a lot of other players," Clark said.

"Everyone will be at their best to show what they've got in front of Madge."

Jason Clark and Brett Morris hold the Charity Shield which will be contested between the Dragons and Rabbitohs at WIN Stadium next month. Picture:ADAM McLEAN

Jason Clark and Brett Morris hold the Charity Shield which will be contested between the Dragons and Rabbitohs at WIN Stadium next month. Picture:ADAM McLEAN