The Rabbitohs Podcast Network, Joe O’Callaghan & Ivan Jones

We’re proud to announce that Rabbitohs Radio Podcast has been included in the newly created Rabbitohs Podcast Network. It’s a sensational development for us because it now means that we’re an official South Sydney Rabbitohs Football Club podcast & become part of the Rabbitohs family. Click the link below to read the full announcement. 

https://rabbitohsradio.com.au/2021/02/20/the-rabbitohs-podcast-network/

Rabbitohs Media Day

Latrell Mitchell announcing his re-signing to the media at Redfern Oval.
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Spotlight On The Pathways #SpotlightOnThePathways

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Around the Grounds | Junior Reps Rd 3

Joe O’Callaghan – Rabbitohs Head of Elite Pathways & Player Development

Tweed move fits well for O’Callaghan

Perfect Partnership for Pathways Program at Rabbitohs

Remembering A Rabbitoh Ivan William Jones #532

With thanks to Rabbitohs Historian Brad Ryder

We’d like to thank Ivans granddaughter Magenta for recording the intro for this segment & also her mum Ivans daugher Katrina & her sister Mel for allowing us access to their dads incredible collection.

Katrina told us “dad never collected any of this stuff so it wasn’t until he passed away that we discovered many of these pictures & news articles. We are glad that Rabbitohs Radio are able to show what we have instead of it just sitting in the cupboard.

Ivan Jones shows off his number 7 jumper in 2014
Ivans daughter Katrina shows off her Rabbitohs tattoo with dads number #532
Gary Stevens & John ‘Lurch’ O’Neill nicknamed Ivan Jones ‘Ivan Skavinski Skavar’

NRL NEWS

NRL 2021: South Sydney primed to win NRL crown but entering final year of premiership window, claims Cooper Cronk

Your say: Which team has the best backline?

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Rabbitohs Radio Podcast – Connecting The Rabbitohs Community – Christmas Special

We’re back! It’s the off season but the Rabbitohs Radio Podcast team has returned to the studio for a Christmas special. On the show we recap this years State Of Origin series, kick of our new Spotlight on the Pathways segment, we chat to John Sutton & Al Daly from Banabi Water in the studio, our Remembering a Rabbitoh is Nathan Merritt & we name our Rabbitoh of the Week. Music in this episode is courtesy of Perry Keyes.

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The Banabi Story

Banabi has been used for generations by the Dharawal speaking people of coastal Sydney to describe a place of fresh water.  The “birthplace” of European settlement at Circular Quay was chosen for its fresh water source. This was called the Tank stream. The traditional name for this stream is Banabi.

Nathan Merritt #974 – South Sydney Player Report

With special thanks to Souths historian Brad Ryder

Top Moments – Nathan Merritt’s Record Career Tries

Rabbitohs Radio Podcast LinkedIn

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John Sutton #1020 – South Sydney Player Report

Captain in Focus: John Sutton

We Have Moved To The Rabbitohs Podcast Network RABBITOHS RADIO

Rabbitohs Radio have moved to the Rabbitohs Podcast Network so you'll no longer find our new episodes here. Please make the switch with us & subscribe or follow our new location. We've provided all the links you need below. Thanks for listening & we'll see you at our new home where we have a new episode 'Gary Wright, Ian Moir & The Storm' coming soon. Website – https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/podcasts/rabbitohs-radio/ Apple – https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/rabbitohs-podcast-network/id1554791262 Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/4zHauDZbitlibvcvsJXA9P
  1. We Have Moved To The Rabbitohs Podcast Network
  2. Rabbitohs Radio Podcast – Connecting The Rabbitohs Community – Christmas Special
  3. Les Bridge, Chris Smith, Ash Harrison, Kye & the Rabbitohs
  4. Jed Cartwright, Freddy, Bernie & the Panthers
  5. Damien Cook, Michael Cleary & The Eels

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Spotlight on the Pathways

Our newest segment Spotlight on the Pathways is brought to you courtesy of Joe OCallaghan from the Rabbitohs.

Joe says “Through joining our resources with the Juniors, in partnership together our new Elite Pathways and Player Development (EPPD) program consists of the following key focus areas:

  1. Integration of training of all our pathways playing squads including U/17 Harold Matthews Cup, U/19 SG Ball, U/21 Jersey Flegg, our part time NSW Cup and Harvey Norman Womens Squads. This training is all based out of Erskineville Oval EPPD program training facility and all staff are following a whole EPPD coaching framework for consistent delivery. In total involves approx. 160 players and 45 staff.
  1. In 2021 we will also be running our inaugural ‘Black Rabbits Elite Player Development (EPD) Squad. This group will consist of approx. 20 players specifically chosen from all of our pathways squads (based on age, playing position etc) this will also include 3 – 4 female players who are either playing at or have aspirations for Australian Jilaroos level. This group all have individual annual development plans tracked by staff at the club and are involved in once a month training at the Redfern facility with NRL coaching staff.
  1. We are also running an annual professional development program for all of our staff that are involved in our EPPD program.
  1. We are also running a full wellbeing and education program (which is all on top of the mandatory programs set by the NRL) which includes a minimum of 8 hours a season of face to face time with NRL wellbeing staff and external presenters. This also includes topics and presentations targeted specifically at our staff within the program for their own needs.”

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Les Bridge, Chris Smith, Ash Harrison, Kye & the Rabbitohs.

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.

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Les Bridge

Trainer’s classic quip sums up Legend’s stunning win

Chris Smith

The Chris Smith Show

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South coast ride on my Bonne.

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Ashley Harrison #989 – South Sydney Player Report

Kye Porrier

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Les Bridge holds The Everest trophy aloft after Classique Legend bolted in

Jed Cartwright, Freddy, Bernie & the Panthers

On the show this week we speak to Rabbitohs rookie Jed Cartwright, go behind enemy lines with Brad ‘Freddy’ Fittler, our Remembering A Rabbitoh is Bernie Purcell & we examine the prelim final clash with the Panthers.

Jed Cartwright #1163 – South Sydney Player Report

Jed Cartwright Signs for 2021-23

Seek and you shall find: Cartwright’s career revival

Merv Cartwright – Panthers mourn a legend

Jed Cartwright Rugby League Project

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Happy Father's Day old man

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Brad Fittler

Brad Fittler Wikipedia

Bernard Martin “Bernie” Purcell #388 – South Sydney Player Report

On This Day: Bernie Purcell became the first forward to score 1,000 points

‘One Zoom a week’: How Wayne rebooted Rabbits by barely coaching

Classique Legend sizzles in Shorts

We Have Moved To The Rabbitohs Podcast Network RABBITOHS RADIO

Rabbitohs Radio have moved to the Rabbitohs Podcast Network so you'll no longer find our new episodes here. Please make the switch with us & subscribe or follow our new location. We've provided all the links you need below. Thanks for listening & we'll see you at our new home where we have a new episode 'Gary Wright, Ian Moir & The Storm' coming soon. Website – https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/podcasts/rabbitohs-radio/ Apple – https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/rabbitohs-podcast-network/id1554791262 Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/4zHauDZbitlibvcvsJXA9P
  1. We Have Moved To The Rabbitohs Podcast Network
  2. Rabbitohs Radio Podcast – Connecting The Rabbitohs Community – Christmas Special
  3. Les Bridge, Chris Smith, Ash Harrison, Kye & the Rabbitohs
  4. Jed Cartwright, Freddy, Bernie & the Panthers
  5. Damien Cook, Michael Cleary & The Eels

Brendan Tillitzki saw Chaps at the footy & said “what’s doin boys?”
Sam, Rabbitoh Warrior, Kylie & Donna

Damien Cook, Michael Cleary & The Eels

On the podcast this week we speak to Rabbitohs hooker Damien Cook, our Remembering A Rabbitoh is Michael Cleary & we preview Saturdays semi final clash with the Eels.

Damien Cook

“If my mind can conceive it and my heart can believe it, my body can achieve it.”

Damien Cook #1117 – South Sydney Player Report

Cook rises from the canvas after living Ali’s inspirational words

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Cheers to the Botany Fireys 🔥

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Michael Cleary

Michael Cleary – Sport Australia Hall Of Fame

Michael Cleary AO (Officer Of The Order Of Australia) was Inducted as an Athlete Member into The Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1999 for his contribution to the sports of rugby union, rugby league and athletics. He is one of only four Australians who have represented their country at full international level in three different sports.

Michael Arthur “Mike” Cleary #488 – South Sydney Player Report

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We Have Moved To The Rabbitohs Podcast Network RABBITOHS RADIO

Rabbitohs Radio have moved to the Rabbitohs Podcast Network so you'll no longer find our new episodes here. Please make the switch with us & subscribe or follow our new location. We've provided all the links you need below. Thanks for listening & we'll see you at our new home where we have a new episode 'Gary Wright, Ian Moir & The Storm' coming soon. Website – https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/podcasts/rabbitohs-radio/ Apple – https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/rabbitohs-podcast-network/id1554791262 Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/4zHauDZbitlibvcvsJXA9P
  1. We Have Moved To The Rabbitohs Podcast Network
  2. Rabbitohs Radio Podcast – Connecting The Rabbitohs Community – Christmas Special
  3. Les Bridge, Chris Smith, Ash Harrison, Kye & the Rabbitohs
  4. Jed Cartwright, Freddy, Bernie & the Panthers
  5. Damien Cook, Michael Cleary & The Eels

The Rooster Demolition, Jaydn Su’A, Jaxson Paulo, Les ‘Chicka’ Cowie & the Knights Sudden Death Showdown.

We are proud to present our 50th show, a big milestone for the podcast & we wish to thank everyone who has listened & supported us since we began in July 2019. Also a big thanks to all the people who have given up their time to share their stories with us on the show, every one of you have added an extra dimension to the listening experience we present each week.

On the podcast this week we recap the record 60-8 hammering of the Roosters, we talk to Rabbitohs enforcer Jaydn Su’A & exciting winger Jaxson Paulo, our remembering a Rabbitoh is Les ‘Chicka’ Cowie & we preview the sudden death semi final clash with the Knights.

Jaydn Su’A #1153 – South Sydney Player Report

South Sydney back-rower Jaydn Su’A has been outstanding this season in his first full year with the club.

Jaxson “Rockstar” Paulo #1159 – South Sydney Player Report

‘Freak’ Paulo’s NRL debut excites Souths

Standing 192cm and weighing 101kg, Paulo has impressed his teammates since arriving at Redfern from the Gold Coast midway through last year.

“Jaxson’s a freak, that’s all I can really say,” second-rower Jaydn Su’A said on Wednesday.

“He’s very tall, he’s good under the high ball and he’s got some pace, so I’m sure he will do his job really well this weekend.

“Hopefully we can get him into the game because the more he touches the ball the better for us.”

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As we celebrate our 50th episode with over 60k total downloads to date we can proudly say that we haven’t missed a week of the entire 2020 NRL season even when there was no games being played due to Covid-19, we kept going because as the saying goes the show must go on. In the video below we take a look back & present our 1st show from July 2019. It’s very raw but it was a start & we think we’ve come a long way since then.

Where it all began

Each year we plan to continue producing a podcast every game of the season & the finals regardless of whether the Bunnies go all the way or not. We’ll then have a break during the off season but on selected weeks still present a couple of special moments in sport episodes, a summer edition & a pre season show.

Below is our 1st ever interview from episode 2 in July 2019, a quick chat with Les Davidson.

Listen to all 50 episodes here

Leslie Gordon “Les” “Chicka” Cowie #350 – South Sydney Player Report

Les ‘Chicka’ Cowie

South Sydney Dream Team

We Have Moved To The Rabbitohs Podcast Network RABBITOHS RADIO

Rabbitohs Radio have moved to the Rabbitohs Podcast Network so you'll no longer find our new episodes here. Please make the switch with us & subscribe or follow our new location. We've provided all the links you need below. Thanks for listening & we'll see you at our new home where we have a new episode 'Gary Wright, Ian Moir & The Storm' coming soon. Website – https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/podcasts/rabbitohs-radio/ Apple – https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/rabbitohs-podcast-network/id1554791262 Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/4zHauDZbitlibvcvsJXA9P
  1. We Have Moved To The Rabbitohs Podcast Network
  2. Rabbitohs Radio Podcast – Connecting The Rabbitohs Community – Christmas Special
  3. Les Bridge, Chris Smith, Ash Harrison, Kye & the Rabbitohs
  4. Jed Cartwright, Freddy, Bernie & the Panthers
  5. Damien Cook, Michael Cleary & The Eels

Luke Curry, Ken Stewart & the Chooks

On the podcast this week we speak to Souths Junior League CEO Luke Curry, our remembering a Rabbitoh is Ken Stewart & we preview Fridays Roosters clash.

Luke Curry

Frank Curry Snr #309 – South Sydney Player Report

Frank Curry Jnr #580 – South Sydney Player Report

We Have Moved To The Rabbitohs Podcast Network RABBITOHS RADIO

Rabbitohs Radio have moved to the Rabbitohs Podcast Network so you'll no longer find our new episodes here. Please make the switch with us & subscribe or follow our new location. We've provided all the links you need below. Thanks for listening & we'll see you at our new home where we have a new episode 'Gary Wright, Ian Moir & The Storm' coming soon. Website – https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/podcasts/rabbitohs-radio/ Apple – https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/rabbitohs-podcast-network/id1554791262 Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/4zHauDZbitlibvcvsJXA9P
  1. We Have Moved To The Rabbitohs Podcast Network
  2. Rabbitohs Radio Podcast – Connecting The Rabbitohs Community – Christmas Special
  3. Les Bridge, Chris Smith, Ash Harrison, Kye & the Rabbitohs
  4. Jed Cartwright, Freddy, Bernie & the Panthers
  5. Damien Cook, Michael Cleary & The Eels

Kenneth Gordon “Ken” “Scrambles” Stewart #607 – South Sydney Player Report

The First Ever: Charity Shield

Touch Football at Heffron Park

Heffron Park Social Touch

UNSW South Sydney RabbitohsJunior Touch Competition

Rabbitoh Of The Week Dusty Cooley at Steve & Sams wedding in 1994

Katie Brown, Lex, Women In League, Phil Blake & the Bulldogs

On the podcast this week we celebrate Women In League round by speaking to Katie Brown & Alexis Mavrantonis from the Rabbitohs Womens team, our Remembering A Rabbitoh is Phil Blake & we preview the upcoming Bulldogs clash.

Katie Brown

Star reporter makes Rugby League debut at 28

You can’t be what you can’t see: Katie reports for Rabbitohs duty

Women’s Rugby League

Strength to strength: NRL celebrates 14th Women in League Round

Lasting legacy: Murray’s professional standards live on at Jillaroos

Strength to strength: Page personifies growth of Women In League Round

Michelle Cini leads the team song
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PART 2: I set a goal, it was to play rugby league. I did it. I did what I told myself I would do. Is it weird that I’m proud of myself? 😂 Souths Sydney Rabbitoh number 60, 2 games, 1 broken nose. Some beautiful new friends and tons of memories – high and low! The debut was highest of highs and not being selected was the lowest of lows. (I mean let’s be real, who would enjoy being dropped) Joy, nerves, excitement, adrenaline, laughs, anxiety, rejection, devastation. These were my emotions during the last 9 months. Sucks the competition was so short, was just vibing! But appreciative we had a season at all 🙏 It really was a rollercoaster ride, but one I’d jump on again and again and again! When people asked me why did I want to play, well I wanted to play because 1. I love playing sport, 2. I cover rugby league everyday and the more I watched it, the more addictive it became and there was this niggle for me to give it a go. 3. I’ve always loved testing my body’s ability and that pressure of putting my body on the line to win for the team! 4. I weirdly like training and sweating 🤷‍♀️ I’ll never forget the day I told Dean Widders I wanted to have a crack and @deanw25 your encouraging response gave me belief that I could do it. So many of you have been so supportive of me having a dig and thank you so much for that! The positive vibes were exactly what I needed 😁 And if you’re one of my haters reading this – THANK YOU! I used your negative energy and pretended it was you I was running at out there 😂 (I ate shit a couple times, but I still feel like a winner). I hope this inspires someone to have a crack at something new. Well thanks for reading my essay, have a great Sunday and I’ll get back to my real job which is reporting and I’ll try keep my face neat and my voice box in check for a while longer until I decide what I wanna try next 😏 over & out. #womeninsport #rugbyleague

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Alexis Mavrantonis

We also had a chat to South Sydney Rabbitohs Womens team player #63 Alexis Mavrantonis. Lex is also the Rabbitohs match day manager & does a fabulous job presenting all the entertainment at Souths home games.

BEK-JEAN STEWART

Perry Keyes has given us permission to use his songs on the podcast & Bek-Jean Stewart sings on some of those tracks. We feature Beks vocals on this weeks podcast.

Phil Blake #755 – South Sydney Player Report

We Have Moved To The Rabbitohs Podcast Network RABBITOHS RADIO

Rabbitohs Radio have moved to the Rabbitohs Podcast Network so you'll no longer find our new episodes here. Please make the switch with us & subscribe or follow our new location. We've provided all the links you need below. Thanks for listening & we'll see you at our new home where we have a new episode 'Gary Wright, Ian Moir & The Storm' coming soon. Website – https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/podcasts/rabbitohs-radio/ Apple – https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/rabbitohs-podcast-network/id1554791262 Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/4zHauDZbitlibvcvsJXA9P
  1. We Have Moved To The Rabbitohs Podcast Network
  2. Rabbitohs Radio Podcast – Connecting The Rabbitohs Community – Christmas Special
  3. Les Bridge, Chris Smith, Ash Harrison, Kye & the Rabbitohs
  4. Jed Cartwright, Freddy, Bernie & the Panthers
  5. Damien Cook, Michael Cleary & The Eels
Alexis & Katie

Jack Johns, Lummy & the Tigers

On the podcast this week we speak to Souths rookie Jack Johns, Remembering A Rabbitoh is Kevin ‘Lummy’ Longbottom & we preview the West Tigers clash.

Jack Johns

Jack Johns #1160 – South Sydney Player Report

Rabbitoh Gallery

Kevin James “Lummy” Longbottom #485 – South Sydney Player Report

Jai Arrow revealed Gold Coast teammate ‘butchered’ mullet

We Have Moved To The Rabbitohs Podcast Network RABBITOHS RADIO

Rabbitohs Radio have moved to the Rabbitohs Podcast Network so you'll no longer find our new episodes here. Please make the switch with us & subscribe or follow our new location. We've provided all the links you need below. Thanks for listening & we'll see you at our new home where we have a new episode 'Gary Wright, Ian Moir & The Storm' coming soon. Website – https://www.rabbitohs.com.au/podcasts/rabbitohs-radio/ Apple – https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/rabbitohs-podcast-network/id1554791262 Spotify – https://open.spotify.com/show/4zHauDZbitlibvcvsJXA9P
  1. We Have Moved To The Rabbitohs Podcast Network
  2. Rabbitohs Radio Podcast – Connecting The Rabbitohs Community – Christmas Special
  3. Les Bridge, Chris Smith, Ash Harrison, Kye & the Rabbitohs
  4. Jed Cartwright, Freddy, Bernie & the Panthers
  5. Damien Cook, Michael Cleary & The Eels