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We’re proud to announce that Rabbitohs Radio Podcast has been included in the newly created Rabbitohs Podcast Network. It’s a sensational development for us because it now means that we’re an official South Sydney Rabbitohs Football Club podcast & become part of the Rabbitohs family. Click the link below to read the full announcement.
Rabbitohs Media Day
With thanks to Rabbitohs Historian Brad Ryder
We’d like to thank Ivans granddaughter Magenta for recording the intro for this segment & also her mum Ivans daugher Katrina & her sister Mel for allowing us access to their dads incredible collection.
Katrina told us “dad never collected any of this stuff so it wasn’t until he passed away that we discovered many of these pictures & news articles. We are glad that Rabbitohs Radio are able to show what we have instead of it just sitting in the cupboard.
We’re proud to announce that Rabbitohs Radio Podcast has been included in the newly created Rabbitohs Podcast Network. It’s a sensational development for us because it now means that we’re an official South Sydney Rabbitohs Football Club podcast & become part of the Rabbitohs family.
Our podcast will be one of four weekly podcasts in the network, each one will be different to the other. Our show will remain the same & still have all the content, interviews, segments etc that we’ve been presenting so far. The big difference is that now the Rabbitohs will be putting their considerable resources into promoting & distributing our show along with the other 3 podcasts under the same banner which is a massive upgrade for us.
We always thought that our show would fit perfectly with the clubs professional media team & now that has become a reality. The amount of people that the Rabbitohs website, socials & members correspondence reach far surpasses the total followers that we’ve built to date. This fact alone should gain us a wider audience & that’s been our goal since day 1 – to be heard by South Sydney fans everywhere.
All our socials & followers will remain as will our various groups & pages but we look forward to working more closely with all the Rabbitohs fans, players, coaches, staff & sponsors.
Another point worth noting is that we aren’t in competition with the other 3 podcasts. Those shows will in no way take anything away from ours, we’ll actually enhance each other. We believe that the other shows will give listeners extra Rabbitohs content & give you the listener more quality club related audio to download once they’ve finished listening to us (or vice versa).
The Rabbitohs Podcast Network is a first in Australian sports history & marks a turning point in the evolution of digital media in this country. We are absolutely delighted to say that we played a part in making that happen.
We’ll give you more details on the other 3 podcasts as they are released but we can reveal that one of those will be a ‘Top 4’ podcast hosted by Jeremy Monahan, Mark Ellison, Shannon Donato & a special weekly guest. It’s going to be a winner with that talented lineup!
We’re back! It’s the off season but the Rabbitohs Radio Podcast team has returned to the studio for a Christmas special. On the show we recap this years State Of Origin series, kick of our new Spotlight on the Pathways segment, we chat to John Sutton & Al Daly from Banabi Water in the studio, our Remembering a Rabbitoh is Nathan Merritt & we name our Rabbitoh of the Week. Music in this episode is courtesy of Perry Keyes.
Banabi has been used for generations by the Dharawal speaking people of coastal Sydney to describe a place of fresh water. The “birthplace” of European settlement at Circular Quay was chosen for its fresh water source. This was called the Tank stream. The traditional name for this stream is Banabi.
With special thanks to Souths historian Brad Ryder
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Our newest segment Spotlight on the Pathways is brought to you courtesy of Joe OCallaghan from the Rabbitohs.
Joe says “Through joining our resources with the Juniors, in partnership together our new Elite Pathways and Player Development (EPPD) program consists of the following key focus areas:
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On our final show for the season we recap the loss to the Panthers, speak to The Everest winning trainer Les Bridge, radio personality Chris Smith & super fan Kye Porrier, our Remembering A Rabbitoh is Ashley Harrison, we preview the NRL Grand Final & name our Rabbitoh Of The Week.
On the show this week we speak to Rabbitohs rookie Jed Cartwright, go behind enemy lines with Brad ‘Freddy’ Fittler, our Remembering A Rabbitoh is Bernie Purcell & we examine the prelim final clash with the Panthers.
On the podcast this week we speak to Rabbitohs hooker Damien Cook, our Remembering A Rabbitoh is Michael Cleary & we preview Saturdays semi final clash with the Eels.
“If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, my body can achieve it.”
Michael Cleary AO (Officer Of The Order Of Australia) was Inducted as an Athlete Member into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1999 for his contribution to the sports of rugby union, rugby league and athletics. He is one of only four Australians who have represented their country at full international level in three different sports.
This Review & Preview was written by Darren Brown & Steve Mavin for The Warren website.
Rabbitohs 60 v Roosters 8 – Round 20, 2020 Review by Darren Brown
The rivalry between the Sydney Roosters & the South Sydney Rabbitohs rugby league teams is regarded as the fiercest and oldest in Australian sport, and last weeks game was no different.
The Ron Coote Cup was built up to be a one sided affair with all the experts predicting an easy victory to our arch rivals.
However someone forgot to tell that to Wayne and the boy’s from Redfern.
The Rabbitohs went into the game with a huge underdog tag after a disappointing loss to the bottom of the table Bulldogs the week before, unlike the Roosters who were looking to notch up their 6th straight win.
Missing from our line up was enforcer Jaydn Su’A and from the outset the Roosters took full advantage. The Chooks got off to a fast start scoring after 3 minutes and nearly crossing the line a short time later. For the first 10 minutes we were on the back foot and struggled to compete with the 2nd place Roosters.
After weathering the storm and once we gained some quality field position Cody Walker crossed for the first of his 2 tries off a great pass from skipper Adam Reynolds down the right edge to lead 6-4.
Then as they say…the rest is history.
In my opinion it was the best performance by a team this year and arguably the best game by an individual player, that being Cody Walker.
Cody was instrumental in everything we did scoring 2 tries, 3 try assists, 167 run metres, 7 tackle busts, 2 line breaks and 3 line break assists. A 10 out of 10 performance.
Adam Reynolds was over shadowed by his halves partner but also had a superb game playing a leading role. Reyno had a hand in several tries and built pressure with his ever so accurate kicking game.
There were multiple milestones achieved in this battle including 50 career tries to Cody, 100 to Alex Johnston & Reyno securing the top NRL point scorer for 2020. It was beautiful to watch us orchestrate a great win against one of the favourites to win the title.
The 60-4 win was set up by an 84% completion rate which gave our spine the opportunity to play some great football. The attack that was on display was second to none with us scoring some spectacular tries and our prolific try scoring machine AJ achieving yet another milestone scoring 5…yes 5 tries to top the try scoring list with 20.
The most memorable try of the game was when we sent an attacking raid down our left edge, AJ then drew the fullback and put Corey Allan on his way to the try line. Then all of a sudden Corey hears AJ calling for the ball so he can score his 4th try but more importantly join Kyle Feldt at the top of the try scoring list with 19 tries for the season. It’s what this club is all about, unselfishness and team morale. Well done to Corey Allan.
Special mention to Allan who I thought played exceptionally well and had his best game for the club to date. His involvement and ability to be around the ball was exciting to watch.
Our forwards, led by Liam Knight with 181 running metres absolutely dominated the opposition pack with some powerful running and brutal defence. Junior Tatola returned from injury and Cameron Murray moved to the right edge giving Liam the opportunity to start at 13.
Keaon Koloamatangi was once again a standout coming off the bench, he ran for big metres with an impressive post contact stat which set the team up for our attacking raids.
With the finals around the corner, it was important that we got back to winning form and there’s no better team to do that against than the Chooks. They had no answers for us once we clicked into gear.
Our performance was a shot across the bow of every team in the finals series.
Bring on the Knights next week.
1st Elimination Final: Rabbitohs v Knights ANZ Stadium 4pm Sunday 5th October 2020 Preview by Steve Mavin
Since the current 8 team finals system was adopted in 2012 no team from outside the top 4 has won the premiership. In 2017 the 8th placed Cowboys managed to make the grand final only to be rolled by the Storm juggernaut. It’s not impossible to do but being asked to win 4 finals games in a row against all the best teams is extremely difficult to say the least.
It’s never happened but some day surely it will & 2020 could well be the year if the Rabbitohs keep producing the scintillating form they conjured up in their final round dismantling of the Chooks.
This dreaded Corona virus has changed the world as we know it so a history making run by the Rabbitohs would be a shining light in a year filled with darkness.
The Rabbitohs host the Knights in a sudden death battle at ANZ this Sunday & it’s a game they are expected to win after flogging the back to back premiers in the final round of the season.
Throw in the fact that the Knights were smashed 36-6 by the resurgent Titans & it’s hard to make a case for anything other than the Bunnies cruising into the second week of the finals.
Finals footy does however not always follow the script, this is a new week, a new game & the team can’t afford to be complacent in the slightest. Master coach Wayne Bennett will ensure this won’t happen.
The Bunnies are well aware of what the Knights can do after they were beaten by Kaylin Pongas men in round 10 at Bankwest Stadium. The Novacastrians shot out to a 20 nil lead that could’ve been even higher if Ponga had converted more than one goal. The Bunnies failed to score a point until the 65th minute of the game on their way to a 20-18 defeat.
Since then both teams have had their ups & downs with only a single point separating them at the end of regular season, the Rabbitohs on 24 & the Knights 23.
Souths come into this clash riding a tidal wave of confidence with star performers throughout their lineup. The Knights limp into the game picking up the pieces of a season that promised so much but has begun to crumble when it matters most.
The Knights let the Titans score 7 tries against them last week & now face a Rabbitohs team that scored 10 tries when they embarrassed the Chooks.
Campbell Graham didn’t play in the round 10 loss to the Knights & his 10 tries in the last 7 games makes him the form centre of the competition.
Jaydn Su’A (who we spoke to on the podcast this week) has emerged as an enforcer & played a pivotal role in a Souths pack that has silenced many of its early season critics. Bayley Sironens elevation to a starting back rower on the left edge has seen him perform at a consistently high level on a weekly basis.
Keaon Koloamatangi forced his way onto a solid bench & has now become an integral member of the team with his powerful running & hungry work rate.
Cody Walker is in superb form & is almost unstoppable at the moment. Adam Reynolds is also back showing the form with the ball & boot that took us all the way in 2014.
Corey Allan has been brilliant at the back & is starting to realise the talent that he promised as a dazzling young star player.
We’re also lucky enough to have 2 of the best players in the NRL, our Origin heroes Damien Cook & Cameron Murray. Both of these blokes have the ability to turn the game in our favour, Cooky with his blinding speed out of dummy half & Cam with his equally impressive ability to play the ball quickly & give his team the jump on retreating defences.
We have plenty of big guns ready to fire on a Knights team playing away from home but aside from all of that perhaps the most important thing the Rabbits need to remember is that defence wins big games & any team containing a young superstar by the name of K. Ponga is a dangerous proposition.
The Bunnies just need to get the simple things right like defence, holding the ball & completing sets. If this occurs then the entertaining rugby league that we all love to see will charge through the opposition like a 309 bus hurtling down Botany Road.
I tip the Rabbitohs to make another statement with a convincing victory & roll on into a big finals run.
The Knights should start preparing for yet another Mitchell Pearce led Mad Monday celebration & if any of the Knights players happen to be reading this then don’t worry boys there’s always next year.
We are proud to present our 50th show, a big milestone for the podcast & we wish to thank everyone who has listened & supported us since we began in July 2019. Also a big thanks to all the people who have given up their time to share their stories with us on the show, every one of you have added an extra dimension to the listening experience we present each week.
On the podcast this week we recap the record 60-8 hammering of the Roosters, we talk to Rabbitohs enforcer Jaydn Su’A & exciting winger Jaxson Paulo, our remembering a Rabbitoh is Les ‘Chicka’ Cowie & we preview the sudden death semi final clash with the Knights.
South Sydney back-rower Jaydn Su’A has been outstanding this season in his first full year with the club.
Standing 192cm and weighing 101kg, Paulo has impressed his teammates since arriving at Redfern from the Gold Coast midway through last year.
“Jaxson’s a freak, that’s all I can really say,” second-rower Jaydn Su’A said on Wednesday.
“He’s very tall, he’s good under the high ball and he’s got some pace, so I’m sure he will do his job really well this weekend.
“Hopefully we can get him into the game because the more he touches the ball the better for us.”
As we celebrate our 50th episode with over 60k total downloads to date we can proudly say that we haven’t missed a week of the entire 2020 NRL season even when there was no games being played due to Covid-19, we kept going because as the saying goes the show must go on. In the video below we take a look back & present our 1st show from July 2019. It’s very raw but it was a start & we think we’ve come a long way since then.
Each year we plan to continue producing a podcast every game of the season & the finals regardless of whether the Bunnies go all the way or not. We’ll then have a break during the off season but on selected weeks still present a couple of special moments in sport episodes, a summer edition & a pre season show.
Below is our 1st ever interview from episode 2 in July 2019, a quick chat with Les Davidson.
On the podcast this week we speak to Souths Junior League CEO Luke Curry, our remembering a Rabbitoh is Ken Stewart & we preview Fridays Roosters clash.