Jason Clark, Number 9 & The Bunnies Are Back!

On this weeks podcast we speak to 2014 premiership winning Rabbitoh Jason Clark, our Remembering A Rabbitoh is Darrell ‘Number 9’ Bampton, we examine the big win over the Titans, look forward to the Warriors clash, name our Rabbitoh Of The Week & much more.

Jason Clark (first grade player number 1072)

Jason Clark – South Sydney Player Report

Jason Clark Wikipedia

Jason Clark Career Stats

In His Words: Jason Clark

Rabbitohs forward Jason Clark gets 15 minutes of fame in the United States

Jason Clarks 1st try in the NRL

Remembering A Rabbitoh – Darrell Bampton (first grade player number 559)

Darrell Maxwell Bampton, captain in 1978, had a distinguished career as a player and administrator. Born on 20 June 1949, he was a junior with the Alexandria Rovers, Waterloo and Zetland clubs, was captain of the President’s Cup premiership winning team in 1969 and a member of the third grade premiership winning team the same year.

Darrell played 116 games for Souths in seasons 1969-73 and 1978-79, including 51 in first grade, scoring one try. Bampton was awarded Life Membership of SSDRLFC in 1994, and on Monday 9 June 2009, his talents were recognised by the Australian Government when he was awarded the Order Of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to Rugby League.

Captain in Focus: Darrell Bampton

Alexandria Rovers “60 Year Best of Team”

Darrell Maxwell Bampton – South Sydney Player Report


Rabbitohs News

Latrell Mitchell stars in 32-12 win over the Titans

Latrell Mitchell put on a masterclass for the Bunnies in the big 32-12 win over the Titans at Bankwest Stadium on Saturdat 13th June.

Charlie Rabbit flies the flag at Bankwest Stadium on Saturday 13th June 2020

#ChapsFromRabbitohsRadio

We have started a new hashtag for our co-host Grant Chappell, just type in #ChapsFromRabbitohsRadio on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram & all of Chaps interviews will be there for you to watch.

Rabbitohs extend contract for four young stars; Bryson Goodwin released

Rabbitohs Team Song

South Sydney Rabbitohs – Players Song

The South Sydney Rabbitohs victory song has been around a long time, we wonder if anyone reading this might know more about the songs history? Where did it come from, who wrote it & what year did the team team adopt it? If not all good we just love hearing the boys singing it loud & proud ❤️💚

Mavo & Browny love singing the tune because it brings back memories of wins with their mates. We’ve included a photo with the songs lyrics but much like the national anthem the second verse is not sung by the team. We’ve also included some old pics that concern the famous Glory Glory song & its origins.

Marco Sivis from SSR Almanac writes-

Talking to former players, you quickly find out that it pre-dates the modern era and goes before the 70’s era as players from the 1950’s would sing it with the young players of the 60’s. The tune and original words pre-date World War II and also predate World War I.

The tune gives us a guide to the age of the origins of the song. The melody was a popular melody in British pubs at the turn of 18th-century. It was based upon a tune from Anacreonicty Society, a 18th-century club of amateur musicians in London. That society was dedicated to ancient Greek poet Anacreon, who was renowned for his drinking songs and odes to love. This society would meet and combine musical appreciation with eating and drinking.

The melody came to Australia with the early settlers and convicts and sung on many occassions at the bars around Sydney. With the famous drinking melody being picked up by many it was no surprise to see the South Sydney club also pick up this melody for its song during the celebration of a win.

The melody became famous when the tune was also picked up and used by Francis Scott Key in his famous 1776 poem “Defence of Fort McHenry”. It is then ironic that a British pub melody and the words by Key became known as the “The Star-Spangled Banner” and were adopted as the national anthem of the United States in 1931.

Welcome Back!

During the show this week we played some of the song “Welcome Back The Juniors’ that was created by the Robertson Brothers. The Robertson Brothers are well known for their parody songs for Ray Hadley on 2GB & also for the Continous Call Team .

The Roberston Brothers’ ode to share bikes

Another Robertson Brothers parody

Welcome Back, Kotter

“Welcome Back” is a popular record that was the theme song of the 1970s American television sitcom Welcome Back, Kotter. Written and recorded by former Lovin’ Spoonful frontman John Sebastian, it reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for one week in May 1976 after only five weeks on the chart (the show itself had become an instant ratings success upon its premiere the previous fall).

A young John Travolta played Vinnie Barbarino in the show

Welcome Back, Kotter Wikipedia

Rabbitoh Of The Week

Ryan ‘Razor’ Higgins

Our Rabbitoh Of The Week is Ryan ‘Razor’ Higgins. Razor has a giant Rabbitoh logo poolside in his backyard.

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Ryan (far right) with former Rabbitoh Beau Falloon (@nd from left) & their mates
The Higgins family pool

NRL News

NSW Premier gives green light for crowds up to 10,000 from July 1

Up to 10,000 fans will be allowed to return to each NRL game from July 1 in NSW after Premier Gladys Berejiklian gave the green light on Sunday.

Why leading coaches argued against obstruction rule overhaul

NRL coaches successfully argued against an obstruction rule overhaul 18 months ago, admitting they would flood the game with block plays if the “inside shoulder” interpretation was relaxed.

Round Six Line Up vs Warriors

Greats with Garby

Lifeline

Chocolate Ganach Tart

Les Bridge, Chris Smith, Ash Harrison, Kye & the Rabbitohs RABBITOHS RADIO

On our final show for the season we recap the loss to the Panthers, speak to The Everest winning trainer Les Bridge, radio personality Chris Smith & super fan Kye Porrier, our Remembering A Rabbitoh is Ashley Harrison, we preview the NRL Grand Final & name our Rabbitoh Of The Week. #RabbitohsRadioPodcast https://rabbitohsradio.com.au/2020/10/18/les-bridge-chris-smith-ash-harrison-kye-the-rabbitohs/
  1. Les Bridge, Chris Smith, Ash Harrison, Kye & the Rabbitohs
  2. Jed Cartwright, Freddy, Bernie & the Panthers
  3. Damien Cook, Michael Cleary & The Eels
  4. The Rooster Demolition, Jaydn Su’A, Jaxson Paulo, Les ‘Chicka’ Cowie & The Knights Sudden Death Showdown.
  5. Luke Curry, Ken Stewart & the Chooks
Teresa is a huge fan of the show & she enjoyed Saturdays big win