Peter Tunks, Greg Hawick & the defeat of the Dogs

On our huge show this week we feature 2 of the greatest rugby league players of all time Peter Tunks & Greg Hawick.

Peter Tunks

Peter Tunks Wikipedia

“Blocker Always Started It”: Peter Tunks Recalls His Fierce Rivalry With Steve ‘Blocker’ Roach

2SM Talkin Sport

Greg Hawick First Grade Player #397

Greg Hawick Wikipedia

Vale Greg Hawick

The Ultimate Utility: Greg Hawick

Greg Hawick Museaum Of The Riverina

GREG HAWICK MEN OF LEAGUE

Alexandria Rovers “Best Of” Team

Greg Hawick Rugby League Project

Thanks to Brad Ryder who knew Greg & his wife Maureen well & Marco Sivis for their contributions on Greg Hawick. Click the link below to visit Marcos SSR Almanac Greg Hawick player profile-

Gregory Rawson “Greg” “Megsie” Hawick – South Sydney Player Report

Rabbitoh Gallery

Pinocchio’s

Rabbitoh Of The Week Andréa Mandadakis

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Peter Tunks, Greg Hawick & the defeat of the Dogs RABBITOHS RADIO

On our huge show this week we feature 2 of the greatest rugby league players of all time Peter Tunks & Greg Hawick. https://rabbitohsradio.com.au/2020/07/05/peter-tunks-greg-hawick-the-defeat-of-the-dogs/
  1. Peter Tunks, Greg Hawick & the defeat of the Dogs
  2. Bayley Sironen, Arthur Hennessy & the Battling Bulldogs
  3. Jeremy Muir, Roy Asotasi & Doug The Cowboy
  4. Jason Clark, Number 9 & The Bunnies Are Back!
  5. Keaon, Cody, Pati & the Jet

Albert Clift, George Treweek & Eddie Root

Albert Clift, George Treweek & Eddie Root (image courtesy of Col Whelan)

On Friday 26th June 2020 an image was posted in our newly created Facebook group ‘Rabbitohs Radio Podcast Listeners’ by legendary photographer Col Whelan.

Beneath the photo Col asked the question “Any idea who these blokes are”?

The next day we had our answer thanks to Chris Isouard. In the picture stood three Rabbitohs legends Albert Clift, George Treweek & Eddie Root.

“Albert mentioned this day in a couple of his interviews over the years” said Chris. “Treweek and Root visited him in the early 80s and presented him with some of their playing memorabilia. Like many, Albert was a hero of mine and inspired me as a kid to collect everything Souths”.

Albert Clift

Albert Clift was a former player for South Sydney, former official and director, was the Club’s first mascot back in 1968, held an amazing collection of Rabbitohs memorabilia including the famed timekeeper’s bell from the first game in 1908 & is a Life Member of the Football Club.

Albert Clift
Albert Clift & Russell Crowe ring the famous timekeepers bell in 2002
Russell Crowe purchased the bell for $42000 to ensure it stayed in red & green hands

Eddie Root

Eddie Root (first grade player #139) 109 games & 34 tries was a starting forward in the Rabbitohs golden era of 7 premiership wins between 1925-32. Root had a brilliant career & is rightly regarded as one of the greatest ever Rabbitohs.

Eddie Root

The 1931 Rabbitohs

The 1931 South Sydney Rabbitohs defeated the Eastern Suburbs Roosters 12-7 in the NSWRL grand final. Eddie Root was the hooker & George Treweek played second row.

Second row: Eddie Root, Jack Morrison, Frank O’Connor, George Treweeke (vc), Frank Curran, Harry Eyers, Benny Wearing.
Front row: Jack Why, Jim Tait, Carl Eggen, Paddy Maher (capt), Albert Spillane, Jim Deeley, Perce Williams.
(Picture courtesy of SSR Almanac)

George Treweek

George Treweek (first grade player #153) 119 games & 40 tries was a starting forward in the Rabbitohs golden era of 7 premiership wins between 1925-32. He is a legendary attacking player who was rated as the finest second row forward the game has produced.

George Treweek was once described as “all arms & legs”
George Treweek played 7 tests for the Kangaroos
George & Eddie visit Albert

South Sydney Rabbitohs Victory Song

The South Sydney Rabbitohs broke their 3 game losing streak on Saturday afternoon 13th June 2020 at Bankwest Stadium, Sydney with a 32-12 victory over the Gold Coast Titans.

This victory song has traditionally been sung by the team for decades dating back to the Bunnies glory days. We can’t give you the exact date it began to be used but perhaps there’s a Bunnies historian reading this now that could enlighten us. Mavo & Browny love singing the tune because it brings back memories of wins with their mates.

The songs lyrics are-

“Now that we’re all around the bar
And the captains declared it a quorum
We’re drinking our way through the night
And we’re having the time of our lives
Throw the empties away start again, start again
For the boys of South of South Sydney are together
And we’ll drink til the dawn breaks again
May the sessions of South Sydney last forever
Up the Rabbitohs!”

Keaon, Cody, Pati & the Jet

On this weeks show we talk to our newest Rabbitoh, first grade player number 1157 Keaon Koloamatangi & welcome back Cody Walker & James ‘Jimmy The Jet’ Roberts. We also look forward to the debut of another rising star in our forward ranks Patrick ‘Pati’ Mago.

Keaon Koloamatangi

Keaon Koloamatangi Wikipedia

Keaon “Big Mac Daddy” “Koala” Koloamatangi – South Sydney Player Report

Keaon Koloamatangi Official Profile

The family connection Souths fans can thank for Keaon

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Rabbitohs v Titans 3pm Saturday 13th June Bankwest Stadium, Sydney

Rd 5 team analysis: Cavalry arrives for battling Bunnies as stars race the injury clock

Patrick Mago

Ziggy Przeklasa-Adamski

Ziggy is one of the touch judges in the Titans clash, lets hope he listened to our Ziggy podcast last week!

Remembering A Rabbitoh

This weeks Remebering A Rabbitoh is first grade player number 153, 5 time premiership winner the legendary George Treweek.

George Treweek Wikipedia

George (Albert George) Treweek – South Sydney Player Report

South Sydney Rabbitohs First Grade Players – By Debut Year

Malcolm Richard Spencer – South Sydney Player Report

Malcolm Spencer Rabbitoh number 411

Rabbitohs Dream Team

  • Fullback Clive Churchill
  • Winger Harold Horder
  • Centre Herb Gilbert
  • Centre Paul Sait
  • Winger Ian Moir
  • Five-eighth Jim Lisle
  • Halfback Bob Grant
  • Lock Ron Coote
  • Second row Bob McCarthy
  • Second row George Treweek
  • Prop John O’Neill
  • Hooker Elwyn Walters
  • Prop John Sattler (c)
  • Reserve Greg Hawick
  • Reserve Ray Branighan
  • Reserve Ian Roberts
  • Reserve Les Cowie
  • Coach Jack Rayner

Rabbitoh Of The Week

Matthew Cheeseman

Mikey Siciliano nominated his mate Matthew Cheesman (Cheese) “without this guy I wouldn’t be the mad Rabbitohs fan I am to this day. I met Matt by chance as I was walking my dog down the street and he was walking his. We went to the same school together back in the day but were never really close. Anyway, as I started to chat with him it turns out we had something in common, we were both massive Rabbitohs fans. He told me that he made it to pretty much every Rabbitohs game each year with his family and invited me to join. Ever since then we’ve become best mates and haven’t missed a home game in Sydney since, even traveling to the Central Coast for home games and Mudgee for the Charity Shield. I owe Matthew my passion for NRL and the Mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs to him”. Mikey also credits Cheese for making him a Rabbitohs Radio podcast listener so thanks for that Cheese!

Beanies For Brain Cancer

RIP Toni Mavin

Peter Tunks, Greg Hawick & the defeat of the Dogs RABBITOHS RADIO

On our huge show this week we feature 2 of the greatest rugby league players of all time Peter Tunks & Greg Hawick. https://rabbitohsradio.com.au/2020/07/05/peter-tunks-greg-hawick-the-defeat-of-the-dogs/
  1. Peter Tunks, Greg Hawick & the defeat of the Dogs
  2. Bayley Sironen, Arthur Hennessy & the Battling Bulldogs
  3. Jeremy Muir, Roy Asotasi & Doug The Cowboy
  4. Jason Clark, Number 9 & The Bunnies Are Back!
  5. Keaon, Cody, Pati & the Jet

Blake Solly speaks about his life as a Rabbitoh

Mark ‘Spudd’ Carroll & the countdown to kickoff.

Mark Carroll

On the show this week we speak to rugby league legend Mark ‘Spudd” Carroll.

Spudd kicks his one & only field goal & that famous clash with the Chief

Mark Carroll Wikipedia

Mark Carroll Career Stats

Matty Johns reveals extent of infamous feud between Paul Harragon and Mark Carroll

Mark Carroll gets passionate about fitness through his Sydney gym

‘He saw red’: What made Cody Walker snap and fly-kick a man on the street

James Roberts’ partner opens up as Souths star aims to play just 7 days after rehab

Pride Of The League – The history of South Sydney

Peter Tunks, Greg Hawick & the defeat of the Dogs RABBITOHS RADIO

On our huge show this week we feature 2 of the greatest rugby league players of all time Peter Tunks & Greg Hawick. https://rabbitohsradio.com.au/2020/07/05/peter-tunks-greg-hawick-the-defeat-of-the-dogs/
  1. Peter Tunks, Greg Hawick & the defeat of the Dogs
  2. Bayley Sironen, Arthur Hennessy & the Battling Bulldogs
  3. Jeremy Muir, Roy Asotasi & Doug The Cowboy
  4. Jason Clark, Number 9 & The Bunnies Are Back!
  5. Keaon, Cody, Pati & the Jet

Junior Tatola, Zoom & the Badge

On the podcast this week we speak to Rabbitohs forward Junior Tatola, discuss the Zoom boom, mention NRL referee Gavin Badger plus lots more.

JUNIOR TATOLA

Junior Tatola Wikipedia

Junior Tatola Career Stats

Zooming in on the Rabbitohs

On the show we talk about the explosion in popularity of Zoom communication.

GAVIN BADGER

We intent to get ‘The Badge’ on the podcast soon for a chat.

NICK LONERGANS SOUTHS JUNIOR TEAM

Mavos’ favourite Rabbitoh moment
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Peter Tunks, Greg Hawick & the defeat of the Dogs RABBITOHS RADIO

On our huge show this week we feature 2 of the greatest rugby league players of all time Peter Tunks & Greg Hawick. https://rabbitohsradio.com.au/2020/07/05/peter-tunks-greg-hawick-the-defeat-of-the-dogs/
  1. Peter Tunks, Greg Hawick & the defeat of the Dogs
  2. Bayley Sironen, Arthur Hennessy & the Battling Bulldogs
  3. Jeremy Muir, Roy Asotasi & Doug The Cowboy
  4. Jason Clark, Number 9 & The Bunnies Are Back!
  5. Keaon, Cody, Pati & the Jet

Ian Roberts, Johnny Lewis and the return of the Rabbitohs



On the podcast this week we interview two legends, Ian Roberts & Johhny Lewis plus we take a look at plans to kick start the NRL.

Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts Wikipedia

Rugby league legend Ian Roberts discovers permanent brain damage after testing

Ian Roberts speaks about being an openly gay man in the NRL, the tragedy that made him come out

‘I would be so deeply offended and hurt’: Ian Roberts says no to NRL return for Folau

The Year that Made Me: Ian Roberts, 1984

Legend Q&A: Ian Roberts

Johnny Lewis

Johnny Lewis Wikipedia

Australian trainer Johnny Lewis inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame

Legendary boxing trainer Johnny Lewis talks boxing, rugby league and Kostya v Fenech

Back row – Terry Hill, Geordi Peats, Johnny Lewis, Manoa Thompson
Front row – Nat Wood, Jeff Fenech, Darrel Trindall, Kostya Tszyu

Darby Brown

On the show we talk about boxing legend Darby Brown the uncle of Les Brown, Brownys dad.

Darby Brown Wikipedia

Darby Brown Boxing Record

George Barnes v Darby Brown
Rabbitoh Of The Week is Scott Singles

The Lockdown Show with Group 1 Adam ‘Hippo’ Hyeronimus, Fats The Bomber.

The new COVID-19 lockdown measures mean that we can’t all be in the same place at once to record the show. We can however still make the podcast via phone hook up & even though our sound quality may not be up to our usual high standard, we’ll continue because the show must go on! On this weeks show we speak to Rabbitohs supporter & Group One winning jockey Adam ‘Hippo’ Hyeronimus, chat to Glen ‘Fats’ Farah, there’s new music from Crash & The Carpenters plus all the Rabbitohs & NRL news.

NRL delivering $40m rescue package to clubs

‘That’s a question for Peter’: RLPA boss on players taking larger pay cut than NRL executive

NRL issue’s strict new protocol to all players and clubs that includes a total ban of autographs and kissing

Rugby league, the greatest game of all, will bounce back from it most uncertain time

Adam Hyeronimus

Adam Hyeronimus Wikipedia

Adam Hyeronimus wins his 1st Group 1 race on Shout The Bar in the Vinery Stud Stakes at Rosehill 28/3/2020

Adam Hyeronimus snares first Group 1 win on Shout The Bar for Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott

Adam Hyeronimus Jockey Profile

Adam Hyeronimus makes the most of his opportunities after a year of breaks

Adam Hyeronimus is a 29 year old jockey who grew up supporting the Rabbitohs thanks to his grandfather who was also a “massive South Sydney supporter”. Adams dad Craig was a champion jockey & his pop Reg on his mums side was also a legendary hoop. As a young bloke Adam played hooker in rugby league but with racing in his blood once he turned 16 a life in the saddle beckoned.

Hyeronimus was schooled via the Racing NSW apprentices program and tutored by the likes of Ron Quinton, Malcolm Johnston and Mal Fitzgerald. “I started off with Rob Price at Nowra then came up to Kevin Moses at Randwick,” Hyeronimus said.

On Saturday 28th March 2020 Hyeronimus rode his 1st Group One winner at Rosehill Gardens on the Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott trained Shout The Bar.

“Shout The Bar, brilliantly rated in front by Hyeronimus, defied her opposition to win the $500,000 Vinery Stud Stakes (2000m).” – Ray Thomas

Waterhouse, the Hall of Fame trainer who has now prepared 142 Group 1 wins, said she was “over the moon for Adam”.

“I only said to (husband) Rob about a month ago this Adam Hyeronimus is riding absolutely super,’’ Waterhouse said. “He understands the pace of races, never bustles them, he rates them perfectly. It’s a real art.

Alex Johnstons Tik Tok & Damien Cooks ‘Game Day’

Alex Johnston used this songin his TikTok

Glen Farah

On the show this week we talk to Glen Farah from NG Farah Real Eastate. Glen talks about his life as a Rabbitohs fan, gives us an insight into the property market in this current climate & we also talk about our good mate Hilton ‘The Bomber’ Thomas.

Glen Farah, Henry Morris, Craig Coleman & Mario Fenech
Glen Farah joined us on the show for a chat

Rabbitoh Of The Week

The Rabbitoh Of The Week is Michael Hambly from Kensington Produce for his magnificent Rabbitohs sticker in the warehouse.

Kensington Produce

Located in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, Kensington Produce are suppliers of quality horse feed, chicken feed, organic chicken feed, scratch mix, laying hens, backyard poultry, barter browns, australorps, leghorns, straw bales, lucerne hay, garden supplies, raised garden bed supplies, poultry manure, cow manure, compost, seedlings, organic seeds, garden hay,  mulches, premium fertilizer, rock dust, foliar fertilizer, cheap bird seed, finch mix, budgie mix, canary mix, wild bird mix, huge range of bird seed at the best prices, pet supplies, bulk dog food, premium kibble for cats and dogs, Australian made premium dog cat food, dog treats, flea control, Comfortis, Advocate, Revolution, worming treatments, dog/horse/small animal shampoos, pigs ears, liver treats, science diet, eukanuba, supercoat, cobber, coprice, bonnie, a la cart.

Viral Video

Footy star’s VERY inappropriate answer to why he signed with a Gold Coast team in 1992 goes viral

This week a video clip from 1992 surfaced of Brent Todd signing with Gold Coast. In the clip Todd is asked why he signed with Gold Coast and he replies; “because the sheilas are good looking and I want to f*** them all”.

Braith Anasta

Braith Anasta Wikipedia

‘I was crying on the phone’: Braith Anasta’s pain at turning back on famous uncle and Souths

Braith Anasta talks about of the circumstances that forced him to abandon his dream of playing for the Rabbitohs.

Braith Anasta & fiance Rachael Lee in 2019

Crash & The Carpenters

This week the boys presented us with another new song ‘There’s Many A Slip’. The song was inspired by a meeting between Chris Carpenter & Souths legend John Sattler & you van hear selected music from it in this episode.

Master & apprentice…Gai Waterhouse & Adam Hyeronimus

Victory, Alan Jones & Beware The Broncos

In our round 2 podcast we review the Rabbitohs round 1 victory over the Sharks

Browny & Mavo interview Alan Jones at The Juniors Kingsford

We go behind enemy lines & preview the Broncos clash & much more.

Rabbitohs V Sharks 2020 Round 1 Match Centre

Alan Jones

Alan Jones Wikipedia

Broncos v Rabbitohs Round 2, Fri 20 Mar 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership Suncorp Stadium Kickoff (Local Time) – 7:05pm

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Behind Eneny Lines with Ben Decker

Rabbitoh Of The Week is Kye Poirrier

Lachie Mitchell played some of this classic song at ANZ Stadium on Saturday
In Rabbitohs News we talk about rising star Lachlan Ilias & his great performance for the Jersey Flegg team in their 32-30 win

Josh Kemp & his fellow Burrow members at the footy