Look Over Your Shoulders We’re Coming – Game Recap

Chaps and Mavo examine the Rabbitohs huge 26-0 win over the Eels last night at CommBank Stadium on Rabbitohs Fan TV. Mavo described the win as ‘total domination’ and Chaps compared it to ‘Smoked Eel’.

Chaps was well prepared in the studio today.
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An enjoyable night watching the game at The Redfern.
Brendo the Bunny.

By Steve Mavin

Clinical – Rabbitohs 26 Eels 0

By Stephen Fenech from Tech Guide.

Clinical. That’s what that win was for Souths. Ruthless. And you know what else it was? A statement to the teams we have ahead of us on the ladder including upcoming opponents Penrith and the Cowboys. We’re coming for you! They are playing with a certainty and a confidence that has been built brick by brick over the last few weeks. With that comprehensive win in the bank they are standing even taller. And keeping Parramatta scoreless also spoke volumes about our commitment with and without the ball. I was cheering the team on from New Yok were the game kicked off at 6am – I’ve never been more excited to set the early alarm! I bounced out of bed like a 5-year-old on Christmas morning!!

Trell Mit ❤️💚 Image – South Sydney Rabbitohs

That victory was built from the opening part of the game when Souths established great field position. We were relentlessly making excellent ground – every one of our ball carriers were just eating up the metres. And they were defending like their lives depended on it to keep the Eels pinned in their end. It was one of the most dominant starts to a game by Souths that I can remember.

Like Christmas morning for Steve in New York.

We lost young Ilias with a hamstring injury late but Hawkins filled in like he’s been playing first grade every week. His kicking and his play with the ball was efficient and mature and proved to be a major part of our victory platform. It was also pleasing to see the other young guns like Tass and Izaac Thompson and rookie forwards like Sele, Havili, Moale who all turned up to play and to provide amazing support for Cam Murray, Cody Walker, Junior Tatola, Koloamatangi and Alex Johnston. And it was both their attack and defence that made it such a fine effort. Defence goes unnoticed most times but our players were putting in the work – it’s not as glamourous as a line break or a try but now it has become the backbone of our success. Latrell was once again in his element every time he touched the ball and he made yards and broke the line at will. And it all looks effortless.

Game highlights.

I think Souths put the game away early in the second half when Parramatta made a strong start with coach Brad Arthur’s words no doubt still ringing in their ears. They were playing like Souths did in the first half, but we stood our ground and our defence held and we eventually forced them into errors. The Eels did force two dropouts – and Souths decided to kick short both times. For the life of me, I can’t understand the thinking behind this. It just puts us under more pressure if we can’t get the ball back. Tonight we didn’t get the ball back and even gave away a penalty. In a tight game this could blow up in our face. But thankfully Souths defence was up to the job to keep out Parra’s probing attack.

The ref did his best to keep the Eels in the game with a few questionable penalties and six agains in the second half. I thought Cody was unfairly punished after making a solid ball and all tackle – Eels were given six again because the ref said he was holding the player down which he didn’t. Young Thompson showed a little inexperience not stepping inside near the line and spilled a couple of balls as well – but he’ll be better for the run. But our error rate was fairly low tonight. What I liked was how they played after the errors – they contained the damage and got on with it. This team has become a locomotive that will be impossible to derail.

It’s a short turnaround for our next game against the Panthers and I’m hoping we get some Grand Final revenge. If Souths can maintain this form and build on it no one can stop us. And with Campbell Graham and Tom Burgess coming back into the side next week we’ll be even stronger. Souths are on a mission and really timing their run perfectly. The other teams have been put on notice – our run for premiership glory is well and truly under way. Let’s go Rabbitohs!!!

Stephen Fenech
Stephen Fenech in the Tech Guide studio.

Tim Ella Funeral Fund

It is with extreme sadness that I announce that my brother Timmy Ella passed away on Monday 1st August 2022. Our Timmy is a one of a kind who touched the lives of many and leaves behind him a legacy like no other.

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For the past 3 years Timmy had been battling with cancer and to be honest his tremendous fight for life was no surprise to us because he’s always been a fighter. The burden of this comes at a cost and it’s now our turn to give back to Timmy’s family who have been on this journey with him throughout.

Tim Ella.

We are now working towards giving Timmy a send off that is fitting of the man we all love so dearly. We are asking people to make a donation that will go towards the cost of his funeral and service. 

Money will go directly to Joseph Medcalf Funerals and any excess money will go towards getting Timmy a headstone at a later date. 

Please support the Tim Ella Funeral Fund.

Please help us celebrate the amazing life of the legend Timmy Ella. Please help us take some of the burden off the family who have been through a lot over the past 3 years.

Any donation would be very much appreciated and welcomed. Thank you all so much for supporting the family during this time. 

Rest In Peace Tim Ella.

Bill Bashford

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Bunnies Beat Warriors – Game Recap Show – Rabbitohs 48 Warriors 10

Mavo, Chaps & Browny take a look at the Rabbitohs big 48-10 win over the Warriors at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Rabbitohs Fan TV.

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We went live this morning and Browny joined us from Kings Beach, Caloundra.

“When a family supports together, they stay together” Emma Maxson
Mavo, Chaps & Browny recap the Bunnies big win.
Ryan Girdler caught up with his old teammate Browny at the footy yesterday.

Latrell Named To Play – Team List Tuesday RABBITOHS FAN TV

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By Steve Mavin

Bunnies Brilliance – Team Performance Analysis 1-17

By Steve Mavin

Latrell Mitchell ‘Trell Mit’

Of the 13 Rabbitohs players that took the field to start the game against the Warriors on Saturday, 12 of them ran for over 100 metres.

The only player who didn’t knock up a tonne was fullback Latrell Mitchell, his total was 66 metres. Latrell did however get an early shower with 18 minutes left on the clock after he scored 2 tries, 2 try assists, 2 line breaks, 3 tackle busts, 2 line break assists, 3 offloads and kicked 8 goals from 8 attempts for a total of 24 points in one of the greatest individual Rabbitohs performances of all time.

While the metres gained stat is usually a good indicator of solid performance, Latrells underwhelming total does not give a true indication of his domination of the opposition on ‘Super Saturday’.

It’s true that the Warriors can’t be considered quality opposition but the Rabbitohs still had to take advantage and ‘Trell Mit’ certainly did that.

An all time performance by Latrell.

Cameron Murray – Captain Courageous

Rabbitohs captain Cameron Murray was simply sensational in the middle and the boys from across the ditch had no answer for his power running, exquisite ball play and rock solid defence.

At 3.07pm after Cam had just passed Lachlan Ilias the ball for the opening try Grant Chappell sent myself and Darren Brown a message that read “The Warriors can’t handle Murrays speed around the ruck”.

Minutes later Cam sliced through the Warriors pack to send Damien Cook over for a try then did it again gifting Junior Tatola his four pointer.

Chaps was right as usual and captain Cam had 3 try assists before the 17th minute of the game then produced 20 runs, 191 metres, a line break and 35 tackles with no misses.

Cams number one fan Browny was at the game and told us later that “Cam was outstanding”.

Watch our game recap.

Lachlan Ilias – The Solid Seven

Lachy opened the scoring for his team and while the pass from Cam was a good one he still had a bit to do to get the ball over the stripe. This kid can beat defenders, digs into the line in attack to set up his teammates and has no fear in defence.

A big shot from Warriors hooker Freddy Lussick was an example of our rookie half backs courage in the face of often brutal defence to create space for his outside backs. Freddy was on a mission and played well making 42 tackles but Lachy had the last laugh with a try assist, 13 runs for 113 metres and a good kicking game.

Junior Tatola – Our JT

Besides being one the nicest blokes you will ever meet, Tevita ‘Junior’ Tatola is in career best form this season.

Scoring tries and running for 200 metres is becoming the norm for our starting prop and he just goes about his business with a determination that fans like me are absolutely loving. Bring on this tough run home to the finals, Junior is ready.

Alex Johnston – AJ All Day

With yet another try down the lethal left on Saturday AJ took his career total to a lofty 159 which moved him to equal 8th all time alongside Matt Sing and Hasem El Masri.

The next few legends in his sights on the list are ‘The Prince of Brookie’ Brett Stewart 7th 163 tries, Terry ‘Baa’ Lamb 6th 164 tries, Andrew ‘ET’ Ettingshausen 5th 164 tries on his way to the top spot of 212 held by Ken Irvine.

The way he’s going it’s entirely possible that AJ will be in the top 5 scorers by seasons end and the bookies would have him at shorts odds to finish as the games greatest try scorer before he hangs up the boots.

Izaac Thompson – A Try On Debut

After scoring 20 tries in 16 games in the NSW Cup I was expecting big Izaac to score on debut and he did just that, barging past Reece Walsh to score a tremendous try in the right corner.

An NRL debut is special, a try in that debut is a dream come true. Izaac also pulled off a magnificent try saving tackle on top of his 17 runs for 175 metres giving coach JD something to think about when Campbell Graham returns to the team.

A big try scoring body on the right wing is an appealing thought but I suspect that Jaxson Paulo might still be ahead of him in the pecking order…for now.

Jaxson did his job in the centres, took the tough carries and ran for over 100 metres.

Keaon Koloamatangi & Jai Arrow – That One Two Punch

Another 80 minute barnstorming performance on the right edge from our star Mascot junior.

Smiles all round after full time yesterday.

Keaon is unstoppable at times and his try in the 21st minute where he just brushed off a one on one defender was pretty to watch. More and more of the same please mate.

Special mention to his back row partner Jai Arrow who also played 80 minutes and pumped out 12 runs for 105 metres and 36 tackles thank you very much.

The Keaon and Jai back row combo is the nuts and bolts of this forward pack, they both can play the whole game and their contribution is priceless.

Isaiah Tass – Metre Man

Isaiah went close to scoring on a couple of occasions on the left side and while he could have passed to AJ a few times, I like the fact that he backs himself when he sniffs a gap and takes them on.

19 runs for 188 metres in an NRL game gets a big tick from his coaches.

Damien Cook – Shake & Bake

A nice try from our rep hooker, is there a better sight than seeing Cookie darting in, around and past the opposition to score under the posts?

Our Blues star rake also had a try assist and helped himself to 12 runs for 141 metres, love your work mate.

Daniel Suluka Fifita – DSF YES

Big Dan the Matto Tiger junior was excellent again pounding out 15 runs for 135 metres and some bone jarring tackles.

DSF keeps improving and looks happy to be home.

Cody Walker – Run Free

17 runs for over 100 metres from your five eight is great production and it was good to see Cody in the clear cutting through the defence and playing a bit of footy. More magic moments to come, stay tuned.

Davvy Moale – Damaging

I’m a huge fan of big Davvy and his work off the bench was another step to becoming an essential forward in this team.

In limited minutes his 9 runs for 111 metres were impressive but his 43 post contact metres were most noticeable of all and were among the best of anyone on the field. Davvy is as strong as a bull and defences feel the strain when he runs the football.

The future looks bright for our young gun prop.

Blake Taaffe – Taaffey Touch

Taaffey had a real spring in his step when he got out there and looked dangerous every time he got the ball. That 14 spot may be his to lose now.

Mark Nicholls – The Goats Back

Nico gave his team another valuable contribution off the bench, churning through 11 runs for 139 metres on the way to ticking every box required from our bench forwards. Welcome back Nico!

Siliva Havili – Hope You’re Ok Liva

One of the stars of our season Liva was good again until what looked like a leg injury ended his day early. Hope your alright mate we need you healthy.

Game highlights.

Team List Tuesday – Souths Sunshine Coast Super Saturday

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their NRL squad for round 21 against the Warriors at Sunshine Coast Stadium to be played this Saturday 6 August at 3pm.

Watch our game preview here. 👆🏻
Team list Tuesday.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Jason Demetriou has named Taane Milne in the centres to replace the injured Jed Cartwright. Blake Taaffe has been named on the interchange bench to replace the injured Kodi Nikorima.

Mark Nicholls returns from injury to replace the suspended Thomas Burgess.

NSW Cup try scoring machine Izaac Thompson has been named 18th man.

The Rabbitohs return to Sunshine Coast Stadium in 2022 for the fourth time since 2019 having won all three previous matches at the ground including two wins against this week’s opponents from New Zealand.

Tickets are available for pre-purchase from http://www.ticketek.com.au or at the gate on game day if not sold out prior. The Rabbitohs vs Warriors NRL match day is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council and Tourism and Events Queensland.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg Cup teams will take on the Canberra Raiders at GIO Stadium in Canberra on Saturday 6 August with the Jersey Flegg Cup game commencing at 3pm and the NSW Cup fixture at 12:40pm.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs’ NRL squad for Saturday’s round 21 clash with the Warriors is:
1) Latrell Mitchell
2) Alex Johnston
3) Taane Milne
4) Isaiah Tass
5) Jaxson Paulo
6) Cody Walker
7) Lachlan Ilias
8) Junior Tatola
9) Damien Cook
10) Daniel Suluka-Fifita
11) Keaon Koloamatangi
12) Jai Arrow
13) Cameron Murray (c)
Interchange:
14) Blake Taaffe 15) Davvy Moale 16) Siliva Havili
17) Mark Nicholls 18) Izaac Thompson 19) Dean Hawkins 20) Richie Kennar 21) Shaquai Mitchell 22) Josh Mansour
Head Coach – Jason Demetriou

Watch on Rabbitohs Fan TV.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup squad for Saturday’s match up with the Raiders is:
1) Jacob Gagai (c)
2) Josh Mansour
3) Jake Tago
4) Richie Kennar
5) Cody Hodge
6) Jack Campagnolo
7) Dean Hawkins
8) Hugo Patterson
9) Shannon Gardiner
10) Shaquai Mitchell
11) Maila Chanfoon
12) Trent Peoples
13) James Hasson (c)
Interchange:
14) Romano Cook 15) Tallis Duncan 16) Tyson Hodge 17) D’Arcy Hardman 18) Yileen Gordon 19) Nic Mougios
Coach – Dane Dorahy

Darell Lea makes it better since 1927.

The Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg Cup squad for Saturday’s game against the Raiders is:
1) Tyrone Munro
2) Carson Kaho
3) Zane Bijorac
4) Wesley Bruines
5) Deijion Leugaimafa
6) Dion Teaupa
7) Mitchell Chester
8) Thomas Giles (c)
9) Keahlan Bray
10) Louis Grossemy
11) Taine Woodford
12) Cruise Tweedie
13) Jaxson Rahme
Interchange:
14) Dylan Williams 15) Isaiah Vailalo
16) Lachlan Gale 17) Dranza Hawe-De-Thierry 18) Trent Griffiths
19) Joseph Nohra 20) Isaac Chapman
Coach – Leon Latulipe

By Steve Mavin

Darrell Lea Dads Bag.

Rami & Ned – Footy, Federals, Food & Family

By Steve Mavin

This story began with a single photograph taken by Darren Brown on the 2nd of July 2022 at Accor Stadium after the Rabbitohs had defeated the Eels 30-12 in round 16 of the NRL season.

Ben, Ian, Steve, Rami & Nidal.

Browny & I were hosting the Rabbitohs post match function in the P&O Members Deck and before each show begins we try to meet a few fans and take photos to share on our website and social media.

Rami & Didal

This is how we met cousins Rami – an Eels fan & Nidal – the Rabbitohs man.

Rami as we were to discover later is a businessman who created the successful restaurant franchise Rashays with his wife Shannon. Chef Nidal has been involved with the business from the beginning and now works as a consultant at head office in Chester Hill.

Rashays Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce.
Watch our chat with Rami & Nidal.

So I made an appointment and sat down with Rami & Nidal for a chat at Rashays head office in Chester Hill then on Sunday night I took my wife Samantha to Rashays Harbourside for dinner and a few drinks.

I am Rami Podcast.

During our interview it became clear that both Rami & Ned love their footy and grew up with rugby league as a central them in their lives. Both played for the Enfield Federals and looked forward to training, playing and watching the greatest game of all every week.

Watch the full interview here.

The food, drinks and service at Rashays were all first class. The beef ribs were an absolute standout, the meat was so tender and just melted in your mouth. The desserts are excellent and the unlimited soft drink is a nice touch. Sam highly recommended the Mcquigan Black Label Shiraz.

After our first visit to Rashays we can see why they are so popular, serving Aussie favourite meals of the highest quality.

The beef ribs are a must!

At work today when I mentioned the great dinner we enjoyed at Rashays, my workmate Nick Russell said “I’ve been to the Rashays at Tuggerah with my daughter and the food is sensational”.

Ramis YouTube channel.

The Shire Showdown – Team List Tuesday – Rabbitohs v Sharks Round 20 – Women In League

Team list Tuesday show.

Souths take on Cronulla on Saturday 5.30pm at Shark Park in a clash of two teams that are looking to secure a top 4 position in the run to the finals.

TLT v Sharks featuring Lachy Ilias

After 19 rounds of the competition the Sharks currently sit 3rd on the NRL ladder with 12 wins and a plus 107 points differential. The Rabbitohs are 6th with 11 wins and plus 71 points so this is a game the Bunnies really need to win to finish in the all important final 4.

A win will see us level on points with the Sharks and the 4th placed Broncos, a loss will open a 4 point gap that may be too hard too hard to bridge with a tough draw in the run home.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their NRL squad for Women in League round 20 against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at PointsBet Stadium to be played this Saturday 30 July at 5:30pm.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Jason Demetriou has made one change to the side that defeated the Melbourne Storm last Saturday night, that being naming Daniel Suluka-Fifita in the front row to replace the injured Mark Nicholls.

The Rabbitohs players will be wearing the Club’s Women in League jersey in this game against the Sharks, a replica of the Club’s Women’s jersey worn by the Rabbitohs Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership team in that competition.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup team will play against Newtown at 3pm at Henson Park on Saturday 30 July and the Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg Cup team will play the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at 3:15pm on Saturday 30 July at PointsBet Stadium as a curtain raiser to the NRL fixture.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs’ NRL squad for Saturday’s round 20 clash with the Sharks is:
1) Latrell Mitchell
2) Alex Johnston
3) Jed Cartwright
4) Isaiah Tass
5) Jaxson Paulo
6) Cody Walker
7) Lachlan Ilias
8) Junior Tatola
9) Damien Cook
10) Daniel Suluka-Fifita
11) Keaon Koloamatangi
12) Jai Arrow
13) Cameron Murray (c)
Interchange:
14) Kodi Nikorima 15) Davvy Moale
16) Siliva Havili
17) Thomas Burgess 18) Blake Taaffe
19) Josh Mansour 20) Taane Milne
21) Zane Bijorac
22) Shaquai Mitchell
Head Coach – Jason Demetriou

Browny & Chaps in the studio today.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup squad for Saturday’s match up with Newtown is:

1) Blake Taaffe
2) Josh Mansour
3) Jacob Gagai (c)
4) Richie Kennar
5) Izaac Thompson
6) Jack Campagnolo
7) Dean Hawkins
8) Hugo Patterson
9) Shannon Gardiner
10) Shaquai Mitchell
11) Taane Milne
12) Trent Peoples
13) James Hasson (c)
Interchange:
14) Romano Cook 15) Tallis Duncan 16) D’Arcy Hardman 17) Tyson Hodge 18) Maila Chanfoon 19) Nic Mougios
Coach – Dane Dorahy

Heather Hawkins tells her moving story at Yarra Bay Sailing Club.

The Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg Cup squad for Saturday’s game against the Sharks is:
1) Dion Teaupa
2) Carson Kaho
3) Zane Bijorac
4) Cruise Tweedie
5) Deijion Leugaimafa
6) Joseph Nohra
7) Mitchell Chester
8) Thomas Giles (c)
9) Keahlan Bray
10) Isaiah Vailalo
11) Taine Woodford
12) Louis Grossemy
13) Jaxson Rahme
Interchange:
14) Isaac Chapman
15) TJ Toevai
16) Lachlan Gale
17) Dranza Hawe-De-Thierry 18) Trent Griffiths
Coach – Leon Latulipe

Our new camera is revealed!

By Steve Mavin

A Quality Rabbitohs Win

By Stephen Fenech from Tech Guide

Stephen Fenech & friends at Accor Stadium on Saturday.

The one word that comes to mind after that amazing win was quality. Quality effort in everything they did – quality in attack, quality in defence and a quality approach.

That would have to be one of the best wins of the season – our first win against the Storm since 2018. And it’s also our sixth win in seven games and another momentum builder as we approach the semi-finals and dare to dream.

“I was confident Souths could go on with this thanks to the huge games from Keaon and Jed Cartwright”

Tonight’s win over Melbourne – their fourth loss in a row – was a statement. It sent a message to the other teams in the NRL that South Sydney playing at their best like they did tonight can beat anyone.

Within the first minute Nelson Asofa-Solomona tried to take Cam Murray’s head off and for a second I feared we were going to lose Cam then and there – a repeat of his Origin Game III misfortune. But thankfully he was OK and still on the field and he led by example. The Storm grub was put on report and from the resulting penalty Keaon Koloamatangi crossed out wide for our first try (and thanks SportsBet – I backed him as first tryscorer!!) with Latrell slotting the conversion.

Stephen Fenech was at Accor Stadium on Saturday night.

Melbourne had a few opportunities on our line in the next section of the half but our defence held. The Storm was up to their usual tricks when they were defending – offside all night. I was out there, and it was blatant. And there was also their usual grubby wrestling and holding us down in the tackle that went ridiculously unpenalized. Cody Walker was rocked by a massive tackle from Olam that I felt up in the stand.

Souths had the upper hand for most of the half and our hard work was rewarded in the 27th minute when Alex Johnston flashed over in the corner. Is there a more exciting sight than seeing AJ score in the corner? It as much acrobatic as it is athletic the way he manages to plant that ball in the corner. Latrell missed the conversion, but we were still in control.

What was frustrating was how often the Storm were receiving relieving penalties coming out of their end. A luxury rarely afforded to Souths. In fact, he penalised Souths for the most minor things in the ruck. Yet Melbourne laid all over Souths players for so long we could have charged them rent.

Just as I was thinking we could put another try on them to extend our lead before halftime, Havili knocks on during a sloppy play the ball. In the next set Marion Seve slices straight through the middle and left Cody and Isiah Tass clutching at thin air before he scores under the posts. With the conversion they were right back in the game.

That 10-6 scoreline at halftime was not indicative of the game – Souths were by far the better side. Melbourne had made a lot of uncharacteristic errors in their own quarter, and this combined with Souths next-level effort had us well on top.

I was confident Souths could go on with this thanks to the huge games from Keaon and Jed Cartwright who was a revelation in the centres making great yards with the ball and providing solid defence out wide.

The second half started well. A crucial play was forcing a drop out in the 43rd minute. Latrell had successfully challenged a knock on and six tackles later it was his flick pass that put AJ over yet again in the corner.

One of the best moments in the match was a couple of minutes later when Cook ran from dummy half and made a half break before offloading inside to Keaon who then passed it to Ilias who did well to reach the line and stretch out to put the ball down beside the post to take us to 20-6 with Latrells conversion.

Game Highlights.

Melbourne wasn’t laying down, Souths were just making a better effort on every play. The Storm even managed two 40-20s but the South defence on their own line through the game was watertight – that was a telling factor that led to this great victory.

Paulo would find the line in the 55th minute to take the score out to 24-6 but there was plenty of game time left and we still couldn’t afford to take our foot off the gas.

Melbourne is one of those teams that can turn around a game as quickly as a street mugging. Not tonight. Storm did manage another converted try to bring them back to what would be the final 24-12 score. But you know what – that score flattered Melbourne – Latrell missed three goals and we could have had 30 points on the scoreboard.

What impressed me about Souths tonight was their intensity which they maintained for most of the game. They were always on their toes in defence and were more than willing to take the ball forward and commit to claw those hard yards especially coming out of our end.

They played this game like it was a semi-final – and that’s the level they need to maintain over the coming weeks if we want to live out this Cinderella story of making the Grand Final again. Souths made it loud and clear that they’ve got what it takes to win the big matches ahead of them.

It starts again next week when we take on the Sharks – another team that’s in our way as we chase premiership glory. Souths are hitting form at the right time of the year like a distance runner saving their best effort to overtake the others at the finish line. If Souths continue with this quality and with this effort, we’ll be going for gold. Let’s Go Rabbitohs!!!

Stephen Fenech from Tech Guide.
Sam Burgess Interview.

Souths Stop Storm – AJ 79 From 79 – Jed Stars – Rabbitohs 24 Melbourne 12

By Steve Mavin last night at Accor Stadium

The mighty Rabbitohs won their 4th game in a row last night at Accor Stadium when they defeated the Storm for just the 6th time in 24 years.

Grant Chappell interviewed Campbell Graham in the P&O Members Deck.

A crowd of around 11000 mostly Souths supporters were at the game and for the majority of the 80 minutes the home side dominated in both attack and defence.

The Brooks

Jed Cartwright was one of the Bunnies best in his new role as starting right centre. Halfback Lachy Ilias was tremenous and scored a brilliant try backing up on the inside of a clever Keaon Koloamatangi ball. Keaon too was at his barnstorming best scoring the opening try and leading his team with 181 run metres.

The Symonds.

An Alex Johnston double took his record at Accor Stadium to an incredible 79 tries from 79 games and he went very close to making it 80 after Latrell Mitchell kicked ahead in what would have been one of the tries of the season.

Latrell had a relatively quiet game by recent standards but still set up 2 tries that would ultimately be the margin of victory for his team. It is no coincidence that the Bunnies remain undefeated since ‘Trell Mit’ returned from injury. If we can keep this squad fit then bring back Campbell Graham before the finals a run at title number 22 is entirely possible.

Chaps, Samara & Cashy.

This was an important win for the club and moves them to 6th on the ladder on 24 points, 4 points clear of the 8th placed Roosters. Next week Souths take on the 3rd placed Sharks in another blockbuster clash 5.30pm away at Pointsbet Stadium.

NRL Game Highlights.
Glory glory in the P&O Members Deck last night.
The McDermotts
Gus & JJ
Brendan Tillitzki
Young fans sang with Charlie.
Souths members at our show last night.