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We’re Back!! Our ‘Off Season Show’ is a bumper edition featuring chats with Souths Chief Commercial Officer Shannon Donato, Rabbitohs young gun Lachlan Gale & sprint guru Roger Fabri. We have a sneak preview of a new single ‘She’s Sub Atomic’ by Crash & The Carpenters, music from Jim Haynes & much more.
We are proud to bring you two great interviews this week with Mario Fenech & Anthony Maroon. We also look ahead to the Rabbitohs sudden death clash with Manly at ANZ Stadium.
One of the most whole-hearted players to play club football, many people still wonder how the durable hooker/forward Mario Fenech did not win a Test jersey during his career. Fenech was chosen in two President’s XIII sides (against Papua New Guinea in 1985 and Great Britain in 1988) and represented NSW but Test honours eluded him. His stay with English club Bradford in 1986-87 was certainly short – he played in just two matches, the first as a prop against the visiting Kangaroos – before returning home. Fenech’s early career was plagued by a hot-headed temperament (few can forget his duels with opposing hooker Ben Elias) but Souths’ coach George Piggins appointed the firebrand hooker captain (echoes of John Sattler) with great results. Fenech took on the role with great pride and maturity, taking the club to the minor premiership in 1989. That year, he was Jack Gibson’s preferred hooker in NSW’s State of Origin team but a broken hand cost him a place on the Australian tour of NZ (his NSW replacement, David Trewhella, toured instead). The following year, with Souths in financial crisis, Fenech made the difficult decision to join Norths. Despite his great form in the front row for the Bears during 1991, he was constantly ignored for State of Origin duty. The following year was interrupted by injury and despite being one of the club’s best players in 1993-94 he was released at the end of the 1994 season due to salary cap restrictions. Fenech was an inspiration to the club’s younger forwards in the win over defending premiers Brisbane in the 1994 semi-finals. Moving to newly-formed South Queensland Crushers in 1995, he had a slow start to the season and was relieved of the captaincy before being relegated to the interchange bench. Fenech was starting to hit top form when he broke his collarbone and cut ties with the club at the end of the season to concentrate on a career in the media and later, the NRL. Autobiography, Personal Best (1993), written by younger brother Steve Fenech, a journalist with News Ltd. & now with https://www.techguide.com.au/ – ALAN WHITICKER
Anthony Maroon grew up in Redfern, is a lifelong South Sydney Rabbitohs supporter & his cousin Darren Maroon played 1st grade for Souths. Maroons’ radio career began in 1989 at 2NZ Inverell, NSW & his career path then took him to further around the state to stations at Goulbourn, Wollongong & finally to Sydney where he’s been a popular star at Triple M for over 20 years (with a short stint at Vega 95.3). Maroon has become one of the best rugby league callers in the game & he’s an integral part of the Triple M Footy team. Maroon hosts brilliant trivia events & he’s an awesome MC who can arrange a star studded line-up of speakers to any event. Maroon also loves his cars & his latest vehicle is a Chevrolet Camaro.
Rabbitohs Radio are proud to announce that we have been ranked 13th on the Feedspot Top 50 Australian Podcasts you must follow in 2020 list. We’d like to thank everyone for listening & supporting us so far & we look forward to bringing you plenty more great shows in 2020. https://blog.feedspot.com/australia_podcasts/
This week we speak to “The Redfern Express” Terry Fahey & Souths young gun Blake Taaffe. We also have a chat to our host Grant Chappell about his life & times growing up around Maroubra Beach & Mavo gives us his story of that fateful day in 1987.
Terry Fahey first came to prominence as a Wellington winger when he played in Western Division’s win over Penrith in the final of the 1974 Amco Cup competition. Fahey was chosen for Country in 1975 but withdrew from the NSW side because of family reasons. Fast, and with the strength of a forward, he made his debut for Australia in a World Series match against NZ later that year but injured his hip after 13 minutes and had to be replaced. (Before the match had ended, Fahey showered, left the SCG and caught a plane home because he had to go to work). Signing with Souths in 1976 he again represented NSW and, the following year, played for Australia in the World Cup competition. Fahey made his Test debut in the First Test against NZ in 1978 but declined to tour with the Kangaroos, again citing family reasons. He was selected as a replacement for Larry Corowa in the Third Test against Great Britain in 1979 and, two years later, received another belated call-up when Kerry Boustead withdrew from the Second Test against France. Fahey spent seasons with Easts in 1981-82 and was a member of NSW’s State of Origin sides during this time. He was also the season’s leading try-scorer in 1982, scoring 15 tries. Fahey damaged a vertebra in his neck in 1980 and although he gave good service to battlers Canberra, the latter part of his career was hampered by recurring back pain. Fahey represented Country Origin in 1984 and, despite missing the entire 1985 season, overcame his injuries to play two further seasons with the Raiders. – ALAN WHITICKER
In this episode we interview our host Grant ‘Chaps’ Chappell. Chaps grew up playing for the Maroubra Lions in the South Sydney junior rugby league competition & went to Marcellin High School. Chaps is the president of the North Maroubra Surf Riders (NMSR). Chaps, Mavo & Browny work together as wharfies at Port Botany.
This week we speak to former Souths captain Sean Garlick & Rabbitohs Canterbury Cup coach Shane Millard. We also interview our very own Steve Mavin & Darren Brown.
Souths hooker Sean Garlick moved to Easts in 1994 where he was preferred by new coach Phil Gould as club captain despite the presence of Test captain Brad Fittler in 1995. Garlick was a consistent performer for the Roosters but when he found it hard to cement a first grade spot, he returned to Souths in 1997 as an important part of the club’s rebuilding program. Garlick was Rabbitohs’ captain in 1999 when the foundation club was excluded from the NRL competition and was at the forefront of the push to return the club to the game. When Souths returned in 2002, Garlick was named football operations manager. – ALAN WHITICKER
A utility forward with four Sydney clubs Shane Millard also played with the London Broncos between 1998 and 2001 where he appeared in 1999’s Challenge Cup final. He returned to England in 2003 when he joined Widnes after spending a season with the Dragons. – ALAN WHITICKER