Team List Tuesday – Rabbitohs v Titans

The 8th placed South Sydney Rabbitohs take on the 15th placed Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium, Queensland on Saturday the 11th of June at 3pm.

Team List Tuesday – Rabbitohs v Titans

The Bunnies had the bye last week while the Titans were defeated at home 32-6 by the Cowboys. In that game the Titans scored the opening try of the game only to allow 6 unanswered tries to the resurgent North Queenslanders who now sit 3rd on the ladder.

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Latrell Mitchell is unavailable for selection due to having contracted Covid-19.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their NRL squad for round 14 against the Gold Coast Titans at Cbus Super Stadium to be played this Saturday 11 June at 3pm.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Jason Demetriou has named State of Origin representatives Cameron Murray, Damien Cook and Jai Arrow in his starting line-up for this match.

Rabbitohs front rower Thomas Burgess will play his 200th NRL game this Saturday night, all of which have been in the red and green of South Sydney, since making his debut against the Parramatta Eels in round 15, 2013.

Burgess will become just the seventh player in South Sydney’s 114-year history to have played 200 or more first grade games for the Club, with only John Sutton (336), Adam Reynolds (231), Nathan Merritt (218), Bob McCarthy (211), Craig Coleman (208) and Eric Simms (206) having achieved this feat before him.

Second rower Keaon Koloamatangi will also play his 50th NRL game against the Titans, all of which have been for the Rabbitohs, since making his NRL debut against the Melbourne Storm in round four, 2020.

Peter Mamouzelos has been promoted to the bench at the expense of Blake Taaffe.

The Rabbitohs will wear black arm bands on Saturday in memory of Robert ‘Rocky’ Laurie who passed away recently. Mr Laurie is the only Rabbitohs player to have won the Dally M award as the season’s best and fairest player and was the first player to win the award when it was presented back in 1980.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg Cup teams will both play round 14 games against the St George Illawarra Dragons at Collegians Sporting Complex in Wollongong on Saturday 11 June with the NSW Cup team playing at 1pm and Jersey Flegg Cup team at 11:15am.

The NSW Women’s Premiership team will play the Wentworthville Magpies on Monday 13 June at 7pm at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence in round seven.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs’ NRL squad for Saturday’s round 14 clash with the Titans is:
1) Kodi Nikorima
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) Thomas Burgess
11) Keaon Koloamatangi
12) Jai Arrow
13) Cameron Murray (c)
Interchange:
14) Peter Mamouzelos 15) Mark Nicholls
16) Siliva Havili
17) Hame Sele
18) Blake Taaffe 19) Isaiah Tass 20) Liam Knight 21) Ben Lovett 22) Dean Hawkins
Head Coach – Jason Demetriou

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup squad for Saturday’s match up with the Dragons is:
1) Jacob Gagai
2) Josh Mansour
3) Izaac Thompson
4) Richie Kennar
5) Nic Mougios
6) Jack Campagnolo
7) Shannon Gardiner
8) Davvy Moale
9) Romano Cook
10) Shaquai Mitchell
11) Jed Cartwright
12) Trent Peoples
13) James Hasson (c)
Interchange:
14) Cody Hodge 15) Yileen Gordon 16) Hugo Patterson 17) Tyson Hodge 18) Tallis Angianga
Coach – Dane Dorahy

The Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg Cup squad for Saturday’s game against the Dragons is:
1) Terrell Kalo Kalo
2) Carson Kaho
3) Leon Te Hau
4) Wesley Bruines
5) Tyrone Munro
6) Dion Teaupa
7) Mitchell Chester
8) Thomas Giles (c)
9) Keahlan Bray
10) Lachlan Gale
11) Benn Campagnolo
12) Louis Grossemy
13) Tallis Duncan
Interchange:
14) Penioni Tohi
15) Isaiah Vailalo
16) Trent Griffiths
17) Dranza Hawe-De-Thierry 18) Joshua Rizk
19) Ryan Garner

Coach – Leon Latulipe

The Rabbitohs Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership side to play Wentworthville on Monday is:
1) Patricia Raikadroka
2) Rikka Lamb
3) Monique Donovan
4) Brittany Constable
5) Terri Anne Kelly
6) Akira Kelly
7) Te Aroha Hauku
8) Christine Pauli
9) Therese Aiton
10) Sharna Piccinelli (c)
11) Ellie Johnston
12) Shannon Muru
13) Seli Mailangi
Interchange:
14) Nikki Perugini 15) Seneti Kilisimasi 16) Loretta Mailangi 17) Tayla Kafoa
18) Cindy Whiteley 19) Crystal Overton 20) Kyla Gordon
Coach – Shane Sultana

Flegg Finds Form – Cup Conquer Magpies – Pathways Wrap

The Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg team bounced back in style yesterday at Ironmark High Performance Centre, Redfern beating the Wests Tigers 24-20.

In my preview of Saturdays pathways triple header I called the Flegg teams season ‘dismal’ but I am now rethinking that description after our boys came out firing and got a much needed win against a team well above them on the ladder.

Team captain Thomas Giles opened the scoring in the first minute of the game then a double to super talented lock Tallis Duncan and another try to skilful back rower Louis Grossemy made it 4 tries for the home team.

Tyrone Munro © Rabbitohs TV

The visitors answered with 4 tries of their own but 4 goals from 4 attempts by star winger Tyrone Munro was the winning difference in the score line.

This Jersey Flegg victory was the first time that close mates Thomas Giles and Lachlan ‘Choc’ Gale have started at front row together this season. The former Australian Schoolboys representatives and Marcellin College students took on a Dragons pack rated the best in the competition and dominated them in the middle. Love your work Tommy & Choc.

Lachlan Gale and Thomas Giles.

Next Saturday 11th June at 11.15am our Flegg team face a tough test when they travel down to Collegians Sporting Complex, Wollongong to take on a top 4 Dragons team.

Josh Mansour aka ‘The Sauce’. © Rabbitohs TV

Our Knock On Effect NSW Cup team were too good for the Magpies, winning a high scoring game 36-32.

Powerhouse Souths winger Izaac Thompson crossed for 2 tries in the first 10 minutes to get his team away to a flying start. The tide then turned with the Magpies scoring 3 tries of their own before a Josh Mansour try made it 3 tries a piece at the half time break.

In the 2nd half another try to Mansour aka ‘The Sauce’ and four pointers to Ben Lovett and Shaquai Mitchell combined with some superb goal kicking by Isaiah Tass was enough to get the chocolates (Darrell Lea of course!).

My co-hosts Darren Brown and Grant Chappell watched most of the action online via the NSWRL live stream on Facebook and they reported that Shaquai Mitchell and Davvy Moale led from up front, Ben Lovett ran some good lines in attack, Isaiah Tass took plenty of strong carries. Pete Mamouzelos and Dean Hawkins had some classy touches too.

Buddy Gordon in 2006. Digital Image by Jonathan Ng © Rabbitohs TV

Chaps also told me “I’m up at Coffs Harbour watching my daughter play in the Oztag State Cup for the Rabbitohs u9s. Buddy Gordons daughter plays in the same team and he told me that he drove up here to Coffs on Friday to watch his girls first game then flew back on Saturday morning to play at Redfern for the NSW Cup team off the bench then caught the bus back up to Coffs to see his daughter play on Sunday morning.

That’s a 1086km round trip, well done Buddy you’re a great dad.

Next Saturday at 1pm our NSW Cup team will follow the Flegg game in Wollongong and take on a Dragons team that sit below them on the ladder.

Our Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership team went down 16-8 to the Central Coast Roosters and are still seeking that elusive first win of the season.

The Rabbitohs 2022 Womens team.

WNRL prop Ellie Johnston and Therese Aiton off the bench both scored for the Bunnies but 3 tries and 2 goals from the visitors was enough to sink our hopes of securing the 2pts.

Next weeks game gives our womens team a 9 day turn around and hopes of victory will be high when they take on the winless Wenty Magpies at the NSWRL Centre of Excellence at 7pm on Monday 13th June.

Saturday was the last home game at Redfern for any of our pathways teams in 2022.

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Souths fan 2006. © Rabbitohs TV

By Steve Mavin

Rest In Peace Robert ‘Rocky’ Laurie – A Great Souths Man

The rugby league community is in mourning today with the news that Robert ‘Rocky’ Laurie has passed away at the age of 66.

Rocky Laurie – Image SSR Almanac

Rocky Laurie played 64 games for the Rabbitohs between 1978-1980 scoring 16 tries. He famously won the first Dally M Player of the Year award and Five-Eight of the Year in 1980.

In 1980 he was also awarded the South Sydney DRLFC Best & Fairest Player.

Rocky Laurie highlights.

Robert Laurie was born in 1956 and comes for Wauchope NSW. He began his career at the Roosters making his NRL debut off the bench in an 11-10 win over the Bulldogs in 1976.

Some of his teammates that day were Russell Fairfax, Ron Coote and Arthur Beetson.

Rocky moved to the Rabbitohs in 1978 and became South first grade player #642, scoring a try in a 10-8 win over his former club the Roosters. His Rabbitohs teammates that day included Terry Fahey, Gary Wright, Bob McCarthy and Paul Sait.

More Rocky Laurie highlights.

Rocky returned to the Roosters for the 1981-82 season finishing his career with a total of 122 NRL games and 28 tries.

1980 Dally M winner Robert Laurie.

Rocky recently attended the Souths Players Association (SPA) reunion in April and was on the field in the guard of honour when the Rabbitohs defeated the Dragons 24-12 at Accor Stadium.

In our former players chat group we are all expressing our extreme sadness at the loss of a great friend and teammate.

Rest in peace Rocky, a truly great Souths man.

Rocky Laurie attended the Rabbitohs v Dragons game in April with his SPA mates.

By Steve Mavin

Rabbitohs beat Wests Tigers, AJ Record, Cookie 150 & Origin Preview

On todays Rabbitohs TV show we recap the Rabbitohs huge victory over the Wests Tigers, cover all the big news from Saturday and preview the teams for Origin 1.

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Mavo, Joel Wilson, Chaps & Browny at Accor Stadium to watch the Rabbitohs defeat the West Tigers. 28th May 2022

NRL Indigenous Round 2022 – South Sydney Rabbitohs

Our 2022 Indigenous Logo

This weekend is the 2022 NRL Indigenous Round in which the rugby league community celebrates the rich culture of the first Australians.

This article presents a selection of images featuring just a few of our Indigenous Rabbitohs from different eras.

Roy Bell
Les Biles
Eric Cain
Beau Champion
Joven Clarke
Owen Craigie
Eric Ferguson
Dane Gagai
Yileen Gordon
Chris Grevsmuhl
Lee Hookey
Greg Inglis
Alex Johnston
Bruce Longbottom
George Longbottom
Kevin Longbottom
Graham Lyons
Nathan Merritt
Latrell Mitchell
Shaquai Mitchell
Wes Patten
David Peachey
James Roberts
Paul Roberts
Eric Robinson
Eric Simms
Chris Sandow
Gerald Symonds
Blake Taaffe
Isaiah Tass
Darrell Trindall
Cody Walker
Rhys Wesser
Claude Williams
Joe Williams
Isaiah Tass, Blake Taaffe, Latrell Mitchell, Cody Walker & Alex Johnston wear the Rabbitohs 2022 Indigenous Jersey.

By Steve Mavin with thanks to Colin Whelan and the SSR Almanac.

Team List Tuesday – Rabbitohs v Wests Tigers

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their NRL squad for Indigenous Round 12 against the Wests Tigers at Accor Stadium to be played this Saturday 28 May at 5:30pm.

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Rabbitohs Head Coach Jason Demetriou has named Mark Nicholls to return from injury on the interchange bench. Cameron Murray and try scoring pathways winger Izaac Thompson been included on the extended bench.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs 2022 Indigenous Jersey honours our matriarchs – our mothers and all women. The jersey was designed by Uncle Joe Walker, a proud Wahlabul man, who is designing the Rabbitohs Indigenous jersey for the fifth time in 2022.

Our Indigenous Round Logo.

Depicted on the jersey is the birthing tree which symbolizes our matriarchs and acknowledges that everything comes from Mother Earth. The players’ totems are featured at the trunk of the tree which symbolizes that everyone is part of the foundation of our communities and that everyone has a role to play in helping the tree to flourish. The totems representing the players are:

• Goanna – Cody Walker (Yuin and Bundjalung) and Latrell and Shaquai Mitchell (Wiradjuri – maternal totem)
• Shark – Latrell and Shaquai Mitchell (Biripi – paternal totem)
• Crocodile – Alex Johnston (Saibai Island)
• Black-tailed Kangaroo – Isaiah Tass (Yuwi)
• Whale – Blake Taaffe (Bidjigal)

Rabbitohs 2022 Indigenous Jersey.

The red colour on the jersey represents the blood in our veins and red earth we live on and the green represents the natural beauties of our land. The red and green also represents the Rabbitohs and their connection to people right across our countries. The river represents our song lines and individual journeys as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. The circles represent our people coming together as one. Many Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clan groups come together to yarn and share in support of the Rabbitohs. In addition, the Aboriginal and the Torres Strait Islander flags highlight the sleeves of the jersey.

The Rabbitohs 2022 Indigenous Jersey.

The jersey says we are all part of the Rabbitohs family. We all become one.
Round 12 will also be Damien Cook’s 150th NRL game in South Sydney colours. Cook debuted for the Rabbitohs in round one, 2016. He has played 158 NRL games during his career with the Rabbitohs, Bulldogs and Dragons.

The curtain raiser to the NRL fixture will be South Sydney Juniors district A-grade match between two clubs with long-standing ties to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in the South Sydney region. The Redfern All Blacks (Gadigal) and La Perouse Panthers (Bidjigal) will kick off at 3:15pm, showcasing some of the best local talent in the South Sydney area.

Gates at Accor Stadium will open at 3pm on Saturday. Pre-match entertainment at Accor Stadium will include a Welcome to Country from Aboriginal Elder Uncle Allan Madden, didgeridoo performances on field and around the concourse from proud Wabanja Gunai and Dunghutti man, Brock Tutt, and proud Gamilaroi man Kaleb Taylor including a rendition of Glory, Glory to South Sydney at run out, and dance performances from The Glen, The Glen for Women and Brolga Dance Academy.

Aboriginal airbrush tattooists and totem colouring-in stations which also be features for kids around the concourse. La Perouse Panthers and Redfern All Blacks will also take to the field for the Mini League matches at half time of the NRL fixture, accompanied by a singing performance from proud Wiradjuri woman, Millie Mills.

Rabbitohs V St George-Illawarra Dragons Charity Shield Rugby League match at ANZ Stadium. 27th February 2010. Digital Image by Robb Cox.

The Rabbitohs match day partner for Indigenous Round is 13YARN, the first and only national Indigenous-led crisis helpline, run with the support of Lifeline. The Rabbitohs are one of 13YARN’s first partnerships in Australian sport. If you, or someone you know are feeling worried or no good, we encourage you to connect with 13YARN (139276) and talk with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup team will take on the North Sydney Bears at North Sydney Oval on Sunday 29 May at 2pm, with the Rabbitohs Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership side playing at 12pm at the same venue on Sunday. The under 21s Jersey Flegg Cup team will play the Sydney Roosters on Sunday 29 May at 3pm at Waverley Oval.

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

Browny in the Rabbitohs TV studio today.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup squad for Sunday’s match up with the Bears is:
1) Jacob Gagai
2) Josh Mansour
3) Isaiah Tass
4) Jake Tago
5) Izaac Thompson
6) Jack Campagnolo
7) Dean Hawkins
8) Davvy Moale
9) Peter Mamouzelos
10) Shaquai Mitchell
11) James Hasson (c)
12) Maila Chanfoon
13) Hugo PattersonInterchange:
14) Shannon Gardiner
15) Yileen Gordon
16) D’Arcy Hardman
17) Tyson Hodge
18) Nic Mougios
19) Tallis Angianga
Coach – Dane Dorahy

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The Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg Cup squad for Sunday’s game against the Roosters is:
1) Terrell Kalo Kalo
2) Carson Kaho
3) Leon Te Hau
4) Ryan Garner
5) Jake Tobin
6) Dion Teaupa
7) Keahlan Bray
8) Thomas Giles (c)
9) Romano Cook
10) Isaiah Vailalo
11) Ben Lovett
12) Louis Grossemy
13) Tallis Duncan
Interchange:
14) Oscar Mezzomo
15) Ben Campagnolo
16) Trent Griffiths
17) Lachlan Gale
18) Marco Moretti
19) Wesley Bruines
Coach – Leon Latulipe

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The Rabbitohs Women’s team for Sunday’s clash with North Sydney is:
1) Terrie Ann Kelly
2) Brittany Constable
3) Monique Donovan
4) Patricia Raikadroka
5) Stacey Markham
6) Akira Kelly
7) Te Aroha Hapuku
8) Christine Pauli
9) Shirley Mailangi
10) Ellie Johnston
11) Tayla Kafoa
12) Shannon Muru
13) Sharna Piccinelli (c)
Interchange:
14) Therese Aiton
15) Moniqca Moale 16) Charlotte Booth
17) Loretta Mailangi
18) Cindy Whiteley
19) Rikka Lamb
20) Nikki Perugini
21) Rachael Pearson
Coach – Shane Sultana

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The Redfern All Blacks team for Saturday’s curtain raiser at Accor Stadium is:
1) O Shea Tyman
2) Russell Nelson
3) Craig McKenzie
4) Maile Haumono
5) Blake Robert
6) Darcey Moran
7) Malcolm Green
8) Ian Nelson
9) Dean Widders Jr
10) Luciano Svagelli
11) Thomas Johnson
12) Elijah Roberts-Smyth
13) Ezekiel Phillips
Interchange:
14) Lochlan Peter-Donahue
15) Ulysses Roberts
16) Dennis Moran
17) Reece Townsend
18) Sebastian Edwards
Coach – Paul Davis

The La Perouse Panthers team for Saturday’s game at Accor Stadium is:
1) TJ Speedy-Coe
2) Kazeious Tahere
3) Evan manning
4) Jamie Ingram
5) Cody Pittman-King
6) Izaac Chapman
7) William Last
8) Alan Horsfield
9) Tamati Reihana
10) Mark Thorne
11) Kayde King
12) Quintin Silver
13) Che Hyslop
Interchange:
14) Brandon Delamont
15) Andrew Pellegrini
16) Bradley Russell-Davison
17) Brayden Irons
18) Alan Daly

Coach – Rob Longbottom

Latrell Is Back!! Team List Tuesday Rabbitohs v Eels Round 16 RABBITOHS TV

Chaps and Mavo take a look at all the selected teams for round 16 and also recap the Blues Origin win. Beanies For Brain Cancer – https://beanie.markhughesfoundation.com.au/ Stephen Fenech Interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV06EwehHOI&t=64s
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By Steve Mavin

Dubbo Disaster II

By Steve Mavin

The Rabbitohs were off their game today and never really got going against a Raiders team that came to Apex Oval, Dubbo to play footy.

JJ represents Rabbitohs TV at Apex Oval, Dubbo today.

The 32-12 loss to the ‘Green Machine’ is the 2nd disastrous result in 2 years after the Panthers absolutely smashed Souths last year at the same NSW country venue.

Souths lost Junior Tatola in the first tackle of the game to a head knock and he was a huge loss after being one of the teams best last week against the Warriors.

There were however no excuses for a lacklustre performance peppered with drop balls, penalties and poor defence for the majority of the game.

Our injured captain Cameron Murray may not be far away from a return, Latrell Mitchell is still getting treatment in the US but hopefully back soon and Mark Nicholls is due back next week as well.

Dubbo Boost are Souths fans.

Some talented depth returning to the ranks may be the answer to lift the sides on field play to an acceptable level.

In one of the only bright spots on a dark day, Souths winger Alex Johnston moved to 2nd all time on the Rabbitohs try scoring list equalling Benny Wearings total of 144.

AJ sits just 2 behind Nathan Merritts 146 so 3 more tries will see him break the record.

Next week Souths take on the Wests Tigers on Saturday 5.30pm at Accor Stadium and the Rabbitohs TV team will present the post match function in the P&O Members deck.

By Steve Mavin

Dubbo Disaster Highlights.
Mavo & Gucci.

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Congratulations Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

By Steve Mavin

The people have spoken, the 2022 Federal Election has been decided and the 31st Prime Minister of Australia is Anthony Albanese.

Australias 31st Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

The Rabbitohs TV team would like to congratulate Mr Albanese on a famous victory for the Labour Party and also give special mention to Matt Thistlethwaite for winning his seat of Kingsford Smith.

59 year old Anthony Albanese was born in Sydney to parents Carlo Albanese and Maryanne Ellery. His mother was an Australian of Irish descent, while his father was from Barletta in Southeastern Italy.

Anthony Albanese and Russell Crowe.

Anthony Albanese is a lifelong Rabbitohs supporter who served as a board member of the club from 1999 to 2002 and was influential in the fight to have the club readmitted to the NRL.

In his moving victory speech to the nation last night, Mr Albanese also known as ‘Albo’ said “Tonight the Australian people have voted for change” as he stood on stage at the Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club alongside partner Jodie Haydon and son Nathan.

“My fellow Australians, it says a lot about our great country that a son of a single mum who was a disability pensioner, who grew up in public housing down the road in Camperdown can stand before you tonight as Australia’s prime minister”.

“I hope that my journey in life inspires Australians to reach for the stars”.

Sam Burgess, Matt Thistlethwaite and Anthony Albanese.
Both Matt Thistlethwaite and Anthony Albanese won their seats in the 2022 election.

Mr Albanese showed his governments intentions to further reconciliation by saying “I commit to the Uluru Statement from the heart in full.”

On climate change “Together we can end the climate wars. Together we can take advantage of the opportunity for Australia to be a renewable energy superpower. Together we can work in common interests with business and unions to drive productivity, lift wages and profits.”

Anthony Albanese gave an acceptance speech to the nation late on Saturday night besides partner Jodie Haydon and son Nathan.

At the time of writing it isn’t clear if Labour will win the 76 seats needed to form a majority government but one thing is certain, our newly elected Prime Minister is a South Sydney Rabbitohs man.

The victory speech.