Rabbitohs 30 Eels 12 – Game Recap by Stephen Fenech

What a great win! And on a night where the conditions were not fit for man or beast. Souths played like they were on a dry track. The other remarkable thing was the turnaround after that woeful performance in our last game where it looked like they didn’t want to be there. Parramatta were always going to be tough opposition, but Souths have a great record against the Eels. And Souths turned up with their boots on – it was brilliant to see them roar back to some form tonight.

Jai Arrow celebrates his try last night at Accor Stadium.

Souths were on from the get-go with solid defence, a good completion rate and excellent field position. The game was only four minutes old when Alex Johnston flashed over for our first try and Latrell slotted the conversion – in fact, he converted five out of five tries. Speaking of Latrell – it was awesome to see him back on the field again. He made a solid comeback and showed flashes of his usual brilliance. Just his presence on the field lifted the team tonight. He has also unselfishly ruled himself out of the NSW team for Origin III which I think is a smart move. So good to see him put Souths first.

Our second try was on the end of several passes and two kicks – the second kick taken beautifully mid-air by young talent Isiah Tass who also managed to pass the ball inside before he hit the ground to an unmarked Jai Arrow. This is the Souths we love to see – and they had plenty left in the tank. Souths were dominating with the ball and our defence was effective keeping Parra down their end despite referee Cummins doing his best to help them the Eels of their end with a few relieving penalties coming off their line.

A few minutes later Souths got the ball out to Paulo who was unlucky not to score in the corner. Souths did well to keep the pressure on and they managed to force five line dropouts for repeat sets. Cody Walker seemed more like himself tonight with smart passes and gritty defence. Campbell Graham was also a standout but he copped a shoulder on the face which I thought had broken his cheekbone, but he went off, passed his HIA and returned after a 15-miniute break to pick up exactly where he left off. He was always going forward with the ball, making breaks on the edges and making crunching tackles.

Parra’s first try in the 22nd minute to Gutherson was dead set off a blatant forward pass but the idiot ref and touch judges saw nothing and that’s the only thing the bunker can’t rule on if you can believe that. At 12-6 the Eels were starting to mount a comeback before the break but Alex Johnston broke their hearts by taking a nice intercept right on the stroke of halftime.

Full game replay.

The second half was more of the same I’m happy to say with Tom Burgess making ground every time he ran the ball and Ilias showing his skills with the boot and with the ball. He did well to bounce back with confidence after the embarrassing first half replacement in the last game. We also did well after losing two forwards – Hame Sele and Mark Nicholls – to injury. Paulo found himself on the end of a great movement down the right side in the 61st minute to make up for the try he just missed in the first half. Our next try was off the back of some fine work by Latrell who bumped off an Eels player and made a break towards the centre of the field where he offloaded to Ilias who then found a flying Damien Cook on the inside to score beside the posts.

Unfortunately Souths took the foot off the gas in the dying stages and Paulo, who had a great game with ball, found himself marking no one when Gutherson scored his second try that’s softer than tissue paper. But the game was won and Souths had well and truly dominated.

There seemed to be greater harmony tonight – they had a plan and they executed it. There was a bit more willingness with the ball although there were still a few times we gave up the ball early in the set. But given the conditions, I think Souths did a tremendous job hanging on to the ball. Hopefully Souths have turned a corner here. With Latrell making a successful comeback and Cody getting back to his usual self all we need are our Origin boys to come through unscathed so we can give the back end of the comp a real shake. Next week we’re taking on Newcastle in Newcastle but without Cam Murray, Damien Cook and Jai Arrow who are on Origin duty but the Knights will also be without Ponga. Hopefully it’s the start of a semi-final run. Plus we’re in the eight – and the Roosters are not! Let’s go Rabbitohs!!!

By Stephen Fenech

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Rabbitohs Crush Eels

The weather was dreadful but the result was magnificent at Accor Stadium last night when the South Sydney Rabbitohs continued their recent dominance of the Parramatta Eels with a 30-12 victory.

Below is our collection of photos, videos and game recap of the big win.

Watch our game recap.
Craig, Byren, Max & Jeremy from Young.
Damien Cook slides over for a try against the Eels.
Mick, Sandra, Shaun & Mitch from Newcastle.
Chaps & Mavo chat to Hosty & Pete Mamouzelos
Havana, Charli & Samara.
Browny, Mario & Waz
South captain Cameron Murray leaves the field last night at Accor Stadium.
Andrew Hobbs, Maria Brown & Mikayla Brown.
JJ
Trell Mit
Thumbs up from Mario Fenech last night.
Mavo in the middle with Ben, Ian, Rami & Ned.
Abel & Steve Andrews at Accor last night.
Lisa & Keiran Macklin with Charlie Galico.
Jaxson Paulo has a run at Accor last night.
Samara Chappell was all smiles last night.
Charli Brown was a handy assistant last night at Accor.
Glory Glory.
Karen, Hunter & Glenn Reid.
Byron from young won a $50 voucher at our post match function.
Keiran, Simone & Lisa.
Our call of Jaxson Paulos try.
Browny, Chaps & Mavo at Accor Stadium last night.
Browny & Chaps in the box.
He’s back!

By Steve Mavin

What Will Your Game Day Experience Be?

The Rabbitohs Fan TV team will be at Accor Stadium tomorrow braving the elements on Super Saturday to watch the Rabbitohs take on the Eels at 7.35pm. After the game we’ll be hosting the post match function in the P&O Members Deck.

We love sharing South Sydney fan content on our show so whatever your game day experience is tomorrow send us your story, pictures and videos and we’ll reshare them on our website and across our social media channels.

Send us your images/videos & we’ll reshare them.

Pictures and videos from home, at the game, overseas or wherever you’re watching the mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs take on the Parramatta Eels, we want to see how you watch the game, who your are with or what colours you are wearing.

We’ll shoot footage with you.

If you’re at the game come and say hello and get your photo taken with your friends and family, take a photo with us or both. We’ll be sitting in our usual spot in the black centreline seats behind the tunnel on the platform right next to the press boxes (see below).

Come and say hi!

Email your game day story, pictures and videos to rabbitohsradio@gmail.com or message us on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or TikTok.

The new giant screen at Accor is awesome!

Send us your stuff and up the mighty Rabbitohs!!!

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Giving Rabbitohs fans a voice.

By Steve Mavin

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Georges was full of shoppers at their EOFY sale on Wednesday 29th June.
The George Street express.
The light rail stops close to Georges Cameras in George Street, Sydney.

South Sydney Marches On

The Rabbitohs players linked arms and marched down the field at Ironmark High Performance Centre, Redfern yesterday.

We captured the sounds of the team walking arm in arm at Redfern yesterday.

Grant Chappell was there and said “Togetherness is what this club needs.”

Mark Nicholls at Redfern yesterday.

Prop Mark Nicholls told us that it’s a way for the team to form a better connection with each other.

Marching on down the field.
Brothers in arms.

By Steve Mavin & Grant Chappell

Team List Tuesday – The Ferrari & The Falcon

Latrell Mitchell is back and former Souths captain ‘The Falcon’ Mario Fenech was at Redfern today for Team List Tuesday. Grant Chappell was there reporting and tweeted a photo of Latrell and Mario having a chat.

Latrell is back!
Watch our teams preview & Origin recap. 👆🏻

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their NRL squad for round 16 against the Parramatta Eels at Accor Stadium to be played this Saturday 2 July at 7:35pm.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Jason Demetriou has named Latrell Mitchell to return to the side at fullback with Mark Nicholls to start in the front row for this clash with the Eels.

Round 16 is the NRL’s Beanies for Brain Cancer round, raising funds for brain cancer research through the Mark Hughes Foundation. The Mark Hughes Foundation is hoping to sell 175,000 beanies this year with the aim to raise $3 million that will help establish a world leading team to solve brain cancer. Purchase your MHF beanie at Accor Stadium on Saturday or online at http://www.markhughesfoundation.com.au.

Junior Tatola & Mario Fenech.

One of Australia’s up-and-coming rap groups, the Sydney Yungins, will be performing on stage as part of the pre-game entertainment at Accor Stadium on Saturday night, performing two of their hit singles. The Sydney Yungins have over one million views on YouTube and 40 million streams on Spotify for the eight songs in their catalogue.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup team will play against the Parramatta Eels in a curtain raiser to the NRL fixture at Accor Stadium on Saturday evening, kicking off at 5:10pm. Gates at Accor Stadium will open at 4:55pm.

The Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg Cup team will play the Eels at the Ironmark High Performance Centre at Redfern Oval on Saturday 2 July at 2pm. The Rabbitohs NSW Women’s Premiership team will play their final match of the season against the St Marys Saints on Monday 4 July at 7pm at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence at Sydney Olympic Park.

Mark Nicholls fronted the media today.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs’ NRL squad for Saturday’s round 16 clash with the Eels is:
1) Latrell Mitchell
2) Alex Johnston
3) Taane Milne
4) Campbell Graham
5) Jaxson Paulo
6) Cody Walker
7) Lachlan Ilias
8) Junior Tatola
9) Damien Cook
10) Mark Nicholls
11) Keaon Koloamatangi
12) Jai Arrow
13) Cameron Murray (c)
Interchange:
14) Kodi Nikorima
15) Thomas Burgess
16) Siliva Havili
17) Hame Sele
18) Blake Taaffe 19) Isaiah Tass
20) Liam Knight
21) Ben Lovett
22) Davvy Moale
Head Coach – Jason Demetriou

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup squad for Saturday’s match up with the Eels is:
1) Jacob Gagai (c)
2) Izaac Thompson
3) Isaiah Tass
4) Richie Kennar
5) Josh Mansour
6) Blake Taaffe
7) Dean Hawkins
8) Davvy Moale
9) Jack Campagnolo
10) Shaquai Mitchell
11) Michael Chee Kam
12) Ben Lovett
13) Liam Knight
Interchange:
14) Shannon Gardiner
15) James Hasson (c)
16) Hugo Patterson
17) Trent Peoples
18) Jake Tago
Coach – Dane Dorahy

The Taree Ferrari & the Maltese Falcon

The Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg Cup squad for Saturday’s game against the Eels is:
1) Terrell Kalo Kalo
2) Carson Kaho
3) Leon Te Hau
4) Byron Parnell
5) Wesley Bruines
6) Dion Teaupa
7) Joseph Nohra
8) Thomas Giles (c)
9) Romano Cook
10) Isaiah Vailalo
11) Louis Grossemy
12) Benn Campagnolo
13) Tallis Duncan
Interchange:
14) Cruise Tweedie
15) Jaxson Rahme
16) Trent Griffiths
17) Oscar Mezzomo
18) Josh Rizk
19) Keahlan Bray
20) William Abou-Arrage Coach – Leon Latulipe

The Rabbitohs Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership side to play St Marys on Monday is:
1) Terri Anne Kelly
2) Rikka Lamb
3) Monique Donovan
4) Shannon Muru
5) Nikki Perugini
6) Akira Kelly
7) Rachael Pearson
8) Christine Pauli
9) Seli Mailangi
17) Moniqca Moale
10) Ellie Johnston
11) Tia Cook
13) Sharna Piccinelli (c)
Interchange:
20) Therse Aiton
15) Seneti Kilisimasi
16) Cindy Whiteley
18) Luti Maile
19) Kasey Taaffe
21) Te Aroha Hapuku
Coach – Shane Sultana

Chaps chat with Junior Tatola today.

The Rabbitohs, Tech Guide & Wonders Of The Universe – Stephen Fenech Interview

By Steve Mavin

Today we paid a visit to the home of Rabbitoh #767 Stephen Fenech.

Steve gave Rabbitohs Fan TV a tour of his home including his incredible home theatre that is filled with amazing and unique movie memorabilia items.

We interviewed Steve in his office that he uses as a studio with live crosses to TV and radio. We didn’t even need our own tripod because Steve had his own setup ready to go for our camera!

Watch our Stephen Fenech interview on Rabbitohs TV.

Topics covered in our interview were Steves rugby league debut for Souths, his big brother Mario and family, his career as a journalist, his favourite tech items, drone piloting, astronomical photography and electric cars. We could have covered a whole lot more so we’ll have to check back in with Steve for another chat soon.

Click image to visit Stephen Fenechs site Tech Guide.
Two Blokes Talking Tech – Trevor Long & Stephen Fenech
This is the Carina Nebula – it is 8,500 light years away and one of the largest diffuse nebulae you’ll find. This image is made up of 40 three-minute exposures that were stacked and processed. By Stephen Fenech
Watch Stephen Fenechs debut game in 1988.
Stephen is a Star Wars super fan.
Warriors come out to play!
Tech Guide on YouTube.

“It was a good day and this event could turn into a monster tournament.“ Jamie Hamilton – Bunny Bounty Poker Champion

By Steve Mavin

A big field of over 90 players assembled yesterday at The Juniors Kingsford for the 1st annual Bunny Bounty Poker Tournament.

Eventual winner Jamie Hamilton arrived early yesterday.

Reggie Rabbit made an appearance and 9 bounties were on offer. At table 2 where I was playing there was plenty of action with a bounty eliminated in the very first hand of the day.

Watch on Rabbitohs Fan TV.

There was $200 on offer for my scalp and it too went early after I called an all in from my mate Jamie Hamilton with a hand that in hindsight I should have folded.

Jamie Hamilton (centre) was selected at random to be a Bunny Bounty.

Natan from Kings Poker told me that the large number of people that played in the event was the biggest Saturday total they have seen in some time.

Ironically it was Jamie ‘Hamo’ Hamilton who would go on to win the tournament, thanks in some part to the addition of all my chips early in the day.

2022 Bunny Bounty Champion Jamie Hamilton.
Bunny Bounties

Experienced poker player Hamo told me “It was a good day and this event could turn into a monster tournament.“

Lots of action at table 2.
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“I still love the Rabbitohs” Lylah Williams

We shared a picture of young Rabbitohs fan Lylah Williams and Reggie Rabbit at WIN Stadium last Thursday. Lylah is a courageous young girl who loves Reggie and the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

The image was given to us by Grant Johnson who is a friend of the Williams family and we used it as the cover photo for our Rabbitohs Results article.

Lylahs mum Natalie saw the article on Facebook and was thrilled to see her daughter featured on Rabbitohs Fans TV.

Lylah and Reggie at Win Stadium last week.

“OMG that’s my my Lylah with Reggie!!” said proud mum Natalie. “Lylah said to me tonight – Mama I still love the Rabbitohs, even after what happened”

Lylah loves the Rabbitohs.

After witnessing perhaps the worst first half of football this young lady has seen from her team in her life, her devotion to the mighty Rabbitohs is unwavering.

Natalie continued “You gotta love this kid”

We asked Natalie Williams to talk more about her Lylah and she sent us this:

“Our young Indigenous daughter Lylah, is aged 10 and loves her Rabbitohs team; She loves to watch her mighty Rabbitohs play on tv and when we could, travel up from the South Coast to watch them play at home. Lylah is a Reggie Rabbit fan club member and also a Type 1 Warrior!”

Lylah & dad Brett at the footy.

“Type 1 diabetes came into our life quickly and unexpectedly a few years ago, amid the coronavirus pandemic; on October 28th 2020 when Lylah, our then eight year-old daughter, was rushed to the hospital. She spent close to three weeks in two different paediatric hospital wards getting poked and prodded and pumped full of insulin. My husband and I sat there with tears in our eyes, our hearts aching with sadness and our minds filled with worry of what our future would look like once we left that hospital room. One thing that always bought a smile to her face was watching her beloved Bunnies play.”

“While watching the Rabbitohs play the Roosters one Friday night Lylah asked if any of the boys had Type 1? Can they play if they have diabetes? She asked her Dad.

We follow her favourite players Latrell Mitchell, Alex Johnson, Cody Walker, Keaon Koloamatangi, Cam Murray & Tom Burgess on Instagram but have yet to see any posts about diabetes or players with Type 1.”

Lylah wears her Dexcom G6 sensor.

“Lylah wears a Dexcom G6 sensor that has to be changed every 10 days, this is a continuous glucose monitoring device that is inserted into Lylah’s arm and checks her glucose levels in real time. Lylah’s had some really tough days, both physically & emotionally. Sometimes the site where we inject becomes bruised or bleeds. We have to alternate sites so she doesn’t get infections or lumps under the skin. These can stop the insulin being absorbed and doing its job. Lylah is still very young & adjusting to her diagnosis, She has learnt to inject but her dad and I still need to help her using her junior pen & measuring insulin units & with the finger prick tests for blood glucose levels and other things. We record every test result so we can monitor the changes over time. We measure her food and make sure she eats the correct amount of different types of food according to her insulin level. The right amount changes all the time.”

KFC, Souths Cares & Sunnies – Lylah is a cool kid.

“Even with daily monitoring and injections, Lylah will always be diabetic. Type 1 diabetes is incurable. She will live with this condition for the rest of her life, going to hospital every three months to check her progress and testing and injecting every day to control her blood sugar levels. In the long term she will also have a high risk of complications like diabetic eye diseases, heart and kidney problems. But we try to make her life as normal as possible. We just take it one day at a time and know we have a long journey ahead of us.”

“Lylah has struggled with being different to other kids at school, having to miss out on activities & events due to dangerous low hypo’s that just take their toll on her little body, have her feeling sick, not being able to think or talk properly, feeling weak with tingling in her hands, lips, tongue, arms & legs and finding it harder to move than usual. We have had days/nights of tears and questions, a young girl full of sadness & feelings of depression & hopelessness. It’s a disease that affects the whole family and has meant enormous changes for us all, But Lylah has the most to cope with. It’s her courage and persistence that inspires us all. We are so proud of our wonderful, strong, resilient and brave daughter.”

Easter Bunnie.

“A great organisation that we are in contact with is The Type 1 Foundation on Facebook, they aim to create awareness in the greater community, support families with life saving technology & connect families affected by type 1 Diabetes another is JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). They are working on research for the much needed cure, management and also prevention.””

“Sport & staying active is very important for kids with diabetes to keep BGL steady and keep healthy. Lylah tried out for touch football at school and though she didn’t make it this year she is not discouraged & with more practice with her Dad will try out again next year!”

“Lylah is an orange belt in MMA & trains with her Dad Brett, a proud Wiradjuri man & 3rd Dan black belt in both Full contact Karate & Jujitsu, Brett has supported the West Tigers since he was a young boy just like his Dad so the teasing and rivalry is at full speed when the Bunnies clash the Tigers! It was absolutely fantastic when Benji Marshall her Dad’s favourite player moved to the Bunnies from the Tigers and played so magnificently for the mighty Rabbitohs; Lylah would cheer & cheer for Benji in his Souths jersey & really give it to her Dad!!”

“And in a family full of Rabbitohs supporters going back to Lylah’s Nonna & great uncles who are loud & proud Fenech’s! Just like the Maltese Falcon legend Mario Fenech!! It’s GO RABBITOHS being screamed from the roof tops every time they run out.”

Rabbitohs are number 1.

By Steve Mavin with thanks to Grant Johnson, Natalie Williams & Lylah Williams.

Rabbitohs Results

A mixed weekend of results for our Rabbitohs teams. The first grade were hammered 32-12 by the Dragons on Thursday but our NSW Cup side won again today and moved up to 5th on the ladder, just one win behind the competition leaders Penrith.

Reggie Rabbit & Lylah at WIN Stadium on Thursday night.

The Rabbitohs have the bye next week then take on the 6th placed Eels at Accor Stadium on Super Saturday 7.35pm 2nd July.

The Rabbitohs TV team will be hosting the post match function in the P&O Members Deck.


Gone in the Gong.

A Cody Hodge hat trick continued his sparkling form as our NSW Cup side dismantled the Blacktown Workers Sea Eagles with a huge eight tries to two 38-12 victory.

The score line actually flattered the Sea Eagles due to an Isaiah Tass off day with the boot.

Our NSW Cup team have the bye next week then play the 7th placed Eels before the first grade on Saturday 2nd July 5.10pm at Accor Stadium.

8 tries to 2.

Our Jersey Flegg boys started well again scoring tries in the 2nd, 3rd & 10th minute of the game only to be run down by the Sea Eagles 30-26.

The Jersey Flegg also have the bye and will kick off a huge triple header against the 9th placed Eels at Accor Stadium on Saturday the 2nd July at 3.25pm.

A great start not finished off.

Our womens team fought out a thriller against the 2nd placed Mounties, a Terri-Ann Caine try levelling the score at 20 all in the 69th minute.

Akira Kellys conversion to win the game was unsuccessful but it was still a fantastic improved performance by the team.

In two weeks time our women will be striving to celebrate US Independence Day with a victory over St Marys at the NSW Centre of Excellence 7pm on Monday the 4th of July.

20 all!

By Steve Mavin