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On Thursday the 2nd of December 2021, Chaps & Browny spoke to South Sydney Rabbitohs assistant coach Ben Hornby on Rabbitohs TV.
When asked the question on every Souths fans lips in regards to the vacant halfback position, 2010 premiership winner Ben revealed that rookie Lachlan Ilias will “get first crack” in the number seven jersey after the departure to the Broncos of club legend Adam Reynolds.
Blake Taaffe will wear the number 1 jersey in his 5th appearance in first grade as he takes over the fullback role from the suspended Latrell Mitchell.
Peter Mamouzelos will wear the number 9 to give Damien Cook a rest & play his 3rd game in the top grade.
Lachlan Ilias will wear the number 7 to give Reyno a break before the finals & make his NRL debut.
Jaxson Paulo is the most established player from that Flegg squad having scored 10 tries in his 21 games for Souths. He will wear the number 5 & had a blinder on the right wing last week against the Roosters.
20 year old Peter Mamouzelos is a Souths junior & played his junior footy for the Maroubra Lions.
When we asked him about being in lockdown with his mates Lachy & Taaffy he said ‘we do everything together go to dinner, lunch, breakfast. We play cards so yeah them being here has made it a lot easier for me.”
21 year old Jaxson Paulo is a Kiwi from Auckland who moved to Australia when he was 12 to attend Keebra Park High School in Queensland.
Back in 2019 we interviewed Jersey Flegg coach Ben Rogers & he told us “Jaxson is a rock star who can do anything on the football field & will find himself on a wing in first grade for the next 10 years”.