On our huge show this week we feature 2 of the greatest rugby league players of all time Peter Tunks & Greg Hawick.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
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.
- 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
RIP Toni Mavin
On the show this week we speak to rugby league legend Mark ‘Spudd” Carroll.
On the podcast this week we speak to Rabbitohs forward Junior Tatola, discuss the Zoom boom, mention NRL referee Gavin Badger plus lots more.
On the show we talk about the explosion in popularity of Zoom communication.
We intent to get ‘The Badge’ on the podcast soon for a chat.
NICK LONERGANS SOUTHS JUNIOR TEAM
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.
On the show we talk about boxing legend Darby Brown the uncle of Les Brown, Brownys dad.
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 issue’s strict new protocol to all players and clubs that includes a total ban of autographs and kissing
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’
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.
Rabbitoh Of The Week
The Rabbitoh Of The Week is Michael Hambly from Kensington Produce for his magnificent Rabbitohs sticker in the warehouse.
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.
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 talks about of the circumstances that forced him to abandon his dream of playing for the Rabbitohs.
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.
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.
Broncos v Rabbitohs Round 2, Fri 20 Mar 2020 NRL Telstra Premiership Suncorp Stadium Kickoff (Local Time) – 7:05pm
Behind Eneny Lines with Ben Decker
Rabbitoh Of The Week is Kye Poirrier