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They may be currently plotting each other's downfall but Craig Bellamy has taken the time to praise his former protégé and current Rabbitohs head coach Anthony Seibold.

The pair will be at the forefront of Friday night's top of the table clash between Melbourne and South Sydney.

Seibold spent three years in Victoria under Bellamy as the Club's under 20s coach and latter a development coach.

In that time he made a lasting impression on the Storm master who always believed Seibold would go on to great things in the coaching game.

"He was always a very impressive coach, sometimes you just need that opportunity," Bellamy told The Daily Telegraph.

"As he is showing now, he is always very well prepared whatever the situation. He presented really well, he was a schoolteacher so a lot of those guys are pretty natural at that.

"He was very clear and precise with what he presented to the group. He never got too flustered if something happened unexpectedly, he seemed to be able to go with the flow.

"Add to that, like all coaches, he had a very good work ethic. He certainly had that as well. He did a really good job while he was here."

Read the full story in The Daily Telegraph.

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