On Saturday the 21st of August we featured Rabbitoh #801 Paul Stephen Mellor on our Remembering A Rabbitoh segment on Rabbitohs Radio podcast. Paul was born on the 21st of August 1974 so it was actually his 47th birthday when we shared his story for our listeners & Rabbitohs TV viewers.
Mellor is the youngest Souths player in history to make his first grade debut, coming off the bench aged 16 years, 10 months and 9 days in a 34-18 win over Gold Coast at the Sydney Football Stadium in 1991.
Mellor scored his first try for Souths playing in the centres alongside the Fijian flyer Manoa Thompson #779 in a 26-18 loss to the Broncos at Lang Park. Rabbitohs Radio co host Darren Brown #774 started at lock that day for the mighty Rabbitohs.
Since retirement, Paul has taken up refereeing, and was often used as a video referee. Happy birthday mate we hope you like our segment.
By Steve Mavin