Rugby league reporter Emma Lawrence loves her job. We know this because she told us yesterday in a chat with Grant Chappell at Redfern Oval on Rabbitohs TV.
Emma grew up in Campbelltown, Sydney where there was “a lot of sport and a lot of rugby league”. Explaining her background Emma told us “My brother played footy and so many of my family played footy…we lived and breathed rugby league.”
Emmas’ brother Chris Lawrence is a West Tigers legend who played 253 NRL games for the club.
Six of Emmas relatives played for the Rabbitohs, Jack Lawrence is first grade player number #100 with 63 appearances, 15 tries and 41 goals for the club between 1920-28. Victor Lawrence #116 played for Waterloo before going on to play 95 games and scored 47 tries also between 1920-28.
“We actually supported the Bunnies growing up…my pop loved the Bunnies so we’d go to his place and he’d sit there with a beer and we’d watch the Rabbitohs every time…it’s pretty special to know that I’ve got a bit of a family history with the Rabbitohs.”
Emma Lawrence is a well respected rugby league presenter on Channel Nine and also on Triple M NRL, she does a great job and that is no suprise considering her family upbringing and rugby league connection.
Emma admitted to a few nerves when meeting George Piggins yesterday but did a nice job with the Souths icon for a segment on the 6pm news.
Emma “George is it pretty special to come back to Redfern?” George “I’ve done it since I was a kid in 1964.”
By Steve Mavin and Grant Chappell