Dubbo Disaster II

By Steve Mavin

The Rabbitohs were off their game today and never really got going against a Raiders team that came to Apex Oval, Dubbo to play footy.

JJ represents Rabbitohs TV at Apex Oval, Dubbo today.

The 32-12 loss to the ‘Green Machine’ is the 2nd disastrous result in 2 years after the Panthers absolutely smashed Souths last year at the same NSW country venue.

Souths lost Junior Tatola in the first tackle of the game to a head knock and he was a huge loss after being one of the teams best last week against the Warriors.

There were however no excuses for a lacklustre performance peppered with drop balls, penalties and poor defence for the majority of the game.

Our injured captain Cameron Murray may not be far away from a return, Latrell Mitchell is still getting treatment in the US but hopefully back soon and Mark Nicholls is due back next week as well.

Dubbo Boost are Souths fans.

Some talented depth returning to the ranks may be the answer to lift the sides on field play to an acceptable level.

In one of the only bright spots on a dark day, Souths winger Alex Johnston moved to 2nd all time on the Rabbitohs try scoring list equalling Benny Wearings total of 144.

AJ sits just 2 behind Nathan Merritts 146 so 3 more tries will see him break the record.

Next week Souths take on the Wests Tigers on Saturday 5.30pm at Accor Stadium and the Rabbitohs TV team will present the post match function in the P&O Members deck.

By Steve Mavin

Dubbo Disaster Highlights.
Mavo & Gucci.

Dubbo Disaster II Game Recap RABBITOHS TV

Chaps, Mavo & Browny examine the Rabbitohs 42-12 loss to the Raiders in Dubbo. https://rabbitohsradio.com.au/2022/05/22/dubbo-disaster-ii/ #RabbitohsTV
  1. Dubbo Disaster II Game Recap
  2. "South Sydney is such a big community and they're always behind you" Blake Taaffe
  3. Team List Tuesday – Rabbitohs v Raiders
  4. Rabbitohs 32 v Warriors 30 Game Recap
  5. Team List Tuesday – Rabbitohs v Warriors – Magic Round

Rabbitohs NSW Cup & Jersey Flegg teams go down to Raiders

Todays pathways double header saw both our NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg teams defeated by the Canberra Raiders at Ironmark High Performance Centre, Redfern.

The NSW Cup game kicked off at 11.30am but the result was a one sided affair with the Raiders running away with a 41-10 win.

The Flegg followed at 1.30pm, the Bunnies losing 24-20 to the Green Machine. Souths winger Izaac Thompson returned from injury to add another 2 tries to the 4 he scored a fortnight ago.

Jersey Flegg fullback Terrell Kalo Kalo.

Grant Chappell from Rabbitohs TV was at Redfern to watch the Flegg and reported that “The Flegg had a spirited come back, losing 24- 20 after they were down 24-6.”

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Our Jersey Flegg team fought back but lost by 4pts.
Isaiah Vailalo walks down the tunnel at Ironmark High Performance Centre, Redfern today.

Next Sunday our Womens team and NSW Cup teams take on the Bears, at 12pm and 2pm respectively at North Sydney Oval. Jersey Flegg meet the Roosters on the same day 3pm at Waverley Oval.

By Steve Mavin & Grant Chappell

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Blake Taaffe, Junior Tatola & Liam Knight Interviews – Rabbitohs Training Images & Footage

Footage and images from Thursday at Redfern.

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Izaac Thompson at training today.
Thumbs up from Dean Hawkins today.
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AJ & Stretch at training today.
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Shaq Mitchell & JD at training today.
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Happy Souths fan at training today.
The view from the Park Cafe On Chalmers at Redfern.

By Steve Mavin

On The Verge Of Greatness – Alex Johnston

By Steve Mavin

When Rabbitohs winger Alex Johnston scored his 143rd try last week against the Warriors it took him one step closer to becoming the clubs all time leading try scorer.

Alex Johnston scores a try in the 2014 Grand Final. Photo by Jonathan Ng
Alex Johnston – NRL – Round 9 – Titans v Rabbitohs at Robina, Saturday May 10th 2014. Photo by Colin Whelan

The incredibly talented Nathan Merritt holds the Rabbitohs record with 146 tries and the legendary Benny Wearing sits 2 tries behind him on 144.

Alex Johnston also known as AJ needs just 4 more tries to break the record and there’s a good chance he will do it this year in his 9th season at the club.

Alex Johnston – NRL – Round 17 – Rabbitohs V Titans at ANZ Stadium, Monday the 7th of July 2014. Digital Image by Robb Cox

Merritt achieved his try total in 11 seasons at Souths (with a 2 year 8 try stint at the Sharks in between that we aren’t counting here).

Nathan Merritt – NRL Round 9 – Rabbitohs v Sharks at ANZ Stadium Monday May 6th, 2012. Digital Image by Grant Trouville

When looking at Merritts total we must take into account that his career began in a struggling Souths team that had just been re admitted to the competition.

AJs career began in the glorious 2014 season when the Rabbitohs had become an NRL powerhouse. He made his debut against the Broncos at Lang Park alongside superstars Greg Inglis and Sam Burgess and of course scored a try. Try doubles in games 2 and 3 set AJ on the successful try scoring path that has continued every season since.

Alex Johnston scores for the Rabbitohs in the 2014 Grand Final -. Digital Image Robb Cox

Wearings trys were scored in 13 seasons from 1921-1933, a golden era for the club in which we won 7 premierships.

Benny Wearing

Regardless of the circumstances of those that have come before him one thing is certain, Alex Johnston is a try scoring freak who knows his way to the tryline and is one of the best finishers in NRL history.

Alex Johnston – Round 19 – NRL – Dragons v Rabbitohs at the SCG on July 18, 2015. Digital Image by Mark Nolan.

The all time NRL try scoring record is held by Ken Irvine with 212 tries. At the moment Alex Johnston sits equal 19th but a climb up higher on that ladder is inevitable for the flying Rabbitoh winger.

Monday at Redfern – Rabbitohs v Raiders Round 11 Training

Images and interviews from Rabbitohs training today at Redfern.

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Jed Cartwright & Mark Nicholls in the rehab group.
Browny chats to Lachy at Redfern today.
Trent Peoples
Banabi Water is available At the Park Cafe on Chalmers, Redfern.
Darren Brown & Michelle Bishop.
Tom Burgess
Jai Arrow fronted the media today.
Darren Brown at Redfern today.
Mavo in the Matto hoodie.

By Steve Mavin and Darren Brown.

Rabbitohs 32 v Warriors 30 Game Recap In The Studio

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The Rabbitohs TV crew were back in the studio today to dissect the Bunnies 32-30 win over the Warriors in Magic Round at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

We’re back in the studio!

Our video and sound quality is up there with the best we’ve produced so far. Don’t miss it and look out for our Team List Tuesday show tomorrow.

Chaps holds our Provan Summons trophy replica like a new born baby.
Rabbitohs v Warriors game highlights.☝🏼
New Cookies & Cream and Rum & Raisin, everything you love about Darrell Lea in a block.
Lights, camera action, it’s great to be back in the studio.
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Sad news this week when we lost two former Rabbitohs, Frank Curry and John Lintmeijer. Both men taken way too soon, Rest In Peace.

Team List Tuesday – Rabbitohs v Raiders

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their NRL squad for round 11 against the Canberra Raiders at Apex Oval in Dubbo to be played this Sunday 22 May at 2pm.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Jason Demetriou has named Trent Peoples in the second row, replacing the injured Jacob Host.

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Hame Sele appears on the extended bench indicating he may not be far away. Mark Nicholls told us he is ahead of schedule and may be back in a few weeks time.

Watch our chat with Lachy on Rabbitohs TV.

There will be two local league curtain raising events taking place at Apex Oval on Sunday with the Macquarie Raiders inclusive League Tag playing at 12:30pm and an under 16s match between St John’s and Wellington kicking off at 11:20am.

Trent Peoples replaces Jacob Host and will start at 2nd row.

Gates will open at Apex Oval at 11am. Tickets are available now from http://www.123tix.com.au or at the gate on Sunday if not sold out prior.

The Rabbitohs vs Raiders NRL match day is proudly supported by Dubbo Regional Council and the Member for Dubbo, The Hon. Dugald Saunders MP.

Jai Arrow fronted the media today.
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The Rabbitohs NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg Cup teams will both play home games against the Canberra Raiders at the Ironmark High Performance Centre at Redfern Oval on Saturday 21 May.

The NSW Cup team will play at 11:30am with the under 21s Jersey Flegg Cup scheduled to kick off at 1:30pm. The Harvey Norman NSW Premiership team has the bye.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs’ NRL squad for Sunday’s round 11 clash with the Raiders is:
1) Blake Taaffe
2) Alex Johnston
3) Jaxson Paulo
4) Campbell Graham
5) Taane Milne
6) Cody Walker (c)
7) Lachlan Ilias
8) Junior Tatola
9) Damien Cook
10) Thomas Burgess
11) Keaon Koloamatangi
12) Trent Peoples
13) Jai Arrow
Interchange:
14) Kodi Nikorima
15) Davvy Moale
16) Siliva Havili
17) Liam Knight
18) Peter Mamouzelos 19) Isaiah Tass
20) Josh Mansour 21) Shaquai Mitchell 22) Dean Hawkins 23) Richie Kennar 24) Hame Sele
Head Coach – Jason Demetriou

Watch our chat with Jai on Rabbitohs TV.
Darren Brown at Redfern yesterday.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup squad for Saturday’s match up with the Raiders is:
1) Jacob Gagai
2) Josh Mansour
3) Isaiah Tass
4) Richie Kennar
5) Izaac Thompson
6) Jack Campagnolo
7) Dean Hawkins
8) Tyson Hodge
9) Peter Mamouzelos
10) Shaquai Mitchell
11) James Hasson (c)
12) Maila Chanfoon
13) Hugo Patterson
Interchange:
14) Shannon Gardiner 15) Yileen Gordon
16) D’Arcy Hardman 17) Jake Tago
18) Nic Mougios 19) Tallis Angianga
Coach – Dane Dorahy

Watch our chat with Tom on Rabbitohs TV.
Banabi Water is available at the Park Cafe On Chalmers, Redfern.

The Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg Cup squad for Saturday’s game against the Raiders is:
1) Terrell Kalo Kalo
2) Carson Kaho
3) Leon Te Hau
4) Ryan Garner
5) Joshua Rizk
6) Dion Teaupa
7) Keahlan Bray
8) Thomas Giles (c)
9) Romano Cook
10) Isaiah Vailalo
11) Oscar Mezzomo
12) Louis Grossemy
13) Tallis Duncan
Interchange:
14) Ben Lovett
15) Dranza Hawe-De-Thierry 16) Trent Griffiths
17) Marco Moretti
18) Drey Mercy
19) Etu Laui
20) Penioni Tohi
Coach – Leon Latulipe

Watch our chat with Stephanie on Rabbitohs TV.

Rabbitoh Pic Of The Day

We couldn’t go past this magnificent landmark in Bilga Crescent on Randwick Golf Course, Malabar today without stopping to take a picture.

Rabbitohs TV snapped this glorious picture at Malabar today.

The artwork has been signed S.O.M.B. and while we have no clue who that is we have to say we love your work.

Team List Tuesday – Rabbitohs v Warriors – Magic Round

Cameron Murray out, Cody captain. Jacob Host, Thomas Burgess and Kodi Nikorima in!

It’s magic round (round 10) with all 8 games set to be played at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

The Rabbitohs meet the Warriors at 3pm on Saturday, the 3rd game of the 8 and it’s just as well because rain is forecast for the whole week in Brisbane so the Suncorp surface for the last few games could end up looking like the old Waterloo Oval on a soggy Sunday arvo.

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The Rabbitohs were ordinary last week against the Broncos but the Warriors were even worse than that against an under manned Sharks team so the outcome of this clash will depend on which club can sort out their problems and find some form.

The Bunnies and Warriors have both won four games and lost five, Souths are however ahead on the table with +19 opposed to the Kiwi sides -81 thanks largely to having 70pts put on them by the Storm in round 7.

For Souths to win they will need to hold the ball, complete sets and cut down their appalling error rate. Throw in a good kicking game and a ferocious defensive effort and the Bunnies will be back in business.

Alex Johnston the star of our lethal left was out there catching a cold last week, the man on the verge of becoming the clubs greatest try scorer was starved of possession with a miserly 8 runs for 55 metres gained. This can’t happen again, ever.

Victory on Saturday depends on our forwards winning the battle in the middle and the spine performing to the high standards we’ve come to expect. If this happens our left and right sides will find the type of joy that our fans crave.

Rabbitohs v Warriors game 3 of 8.

NRL 2022: Everything you need to know about Magic Round

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their NRL squad for round ten against the New Zealand Warriors at Suncorp Stadium to be played this Saturday 14 May at 3pm.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Jason Demetriou has named new recruit Kodi Nikorima to make his Rabbitohs debut from the interchange bench on Saturday afternoon. He has also named Jaxson Paulo in the centres, Jacob Host to return from injury in the second row and Jai Arrow at lock to replace the injured Cameron Murray.

Cody Walker will have the honour of captaining the Rabbitohs in Murray’s absence.

Centre Campbell Graham will play his 100th NRL game this Saturday night, all of which have been in the red and green of the Rabbitohs, since making his debut as a schoolboy in 2017.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup, Jersey Flegg Cup and Harvey Norman Women’s Premiership teams all have the bye this weekend, however the under 21s Jersey Flegg Cup team will play their postponed round five match against the St George Illawarra Dragons on Saturday 14 May at 11am at the Ironmark High Performance Centre, Redfern Oval.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs’ NRL squad for Saturday’s round ten clash with the Warriors is:
1) Blake Taaffe
2) Alex Johnston
3) Jaxson Paulo
4) Campbell Graham
5) Taane Milne
6) Cody Walker (c)
7) Lachlan Ilias
8) Junior Tatola
9) Damien Cook
10) Thomas Burgess
11) Keaon Koloamatangi
12) Jacob Host
13) Jai Arrow
Interchange:
14) Kodi Nikorima
15) Davvy Moale
16) Siliva Havili
17) Liam Knight
18) Peter Mamouzelos
19) Isaiah Tass
20) Josh Mansour
21) Shaquai Mitchell
22) Dean Hawkins
23) Trent Peoples
24) Josiah Karapani
Head Coach – Jason Demetriou

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The Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg Cup squad for Saturday’s game against the Dragons is:
1) Terrell Kalo Kalo
2) Carson Kaho
3) Leon Te Hau
4) Ryan Garner
5) Tyrone Munro
6) Dion Teaupa
7) Keahlan Bray
8) Thomas Giles (c)
9) Romano Cook
10) Isaiah Vailalo
11) Oscar Mezzomo
12) Louis Grossemy
13) Tallis Duncan
Interchange:
14) Joshua Rizk
15) Dranza Hawe-De-Thierry
16) Trent Griffiths
17) Marco Moretti
18) Cruise Tweedie
Coach – Leon Latulipe

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By Steve Mavin

Rabbitohs Training Pictures – Interviews – Campbell plays his 100th & Kodi arrives at Redfern.

The big news at Rabbitohs training this morning was the arrival of experienced NRL player Kodi Nikorima. The other newsworthy story to report is Campbell Graham will play his 100th game for the Bunnies in magic round against the Warriors 3pm Saturday 14th May at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

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All smiles from Cody Walker today at Redfern.

I managed to shoot 5 interviews today – Campbell Graham, Keaon Koloamatangi, Siliva Havili, Sam Camilleri & Richard Nassif plus I took a variety of pictures during the morning.

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Campbell Graham will play his 100th game for Souths on Saturday.

Dean Hawkins gives the thumbs up at Redfern today.
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Taane Milne
Souths legend John Sutton at training today.
Sam Camilleri at Redfern today.
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Keaon Koloamatangi signs Sams jersey.
Souths trainer Eddie Farah at Redfern today
Jason Demetriou & Jai Arrow at Redfern today.
Richard & Michael Nassif at Redfern today.
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Brad Webb & Richard Nassif
Kodi Nikorima, John Morris & Ben Hornby at Redfern today.
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By Steve Mavin