Congratulations Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

By Steve Mavin

The people have spoken, the 2022 Federal Election has been decided and the 31st Prime Minister of Australia is Anthony Albanese.

Australias 31st Prime Minister Anthony Albanese

The Rabbitohs TV team would like to congratulate Mr Albanese on a famous victory for the Labour Party and also give special mention to Matt Thistlethwaite for winning his seat of Kingsford Smith.

59 year old Anthony Albanese was born in Sydney to parents Carlo Albanese and Maryanne Ellery. His mother was an Australian of Irish descent, while his father was from Barletta in Southeastern Italy.

Anthony Albanese and Russell Crowe.

Anthony Albanese is a lifelong Rabbitohs supporter who served as a board member of the club from 1999 to 2002 and was influential in the fight to have the club readmitted to the NRL.

In his moving victory speech to the nation last night, Mr Albanese also known as ‘Albo’ said “Tonight the Australian people have voted for change” as he stood on stage at the Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club alongside partner Jodie Haydon and son Nathan.

“My fellow Australians, it says a lot about our great country that a son of a single mum who was a disability pensioner, who grew up in public housing down the road in Camperdown can stand before you tonight as Australia’s prime minister”.

“I hope that my journey in life inspires Australians to reach for the stars”.

Sam Burgess, Matt Thistlethwaite and Anthony Albanese.
Both Matt Thistlethwaite and Anthony Albanese won their seats in the 2022 election.

Mr Albanese showed his governments intentions to further reconciliation by saying “I commit to the Uluru Statement from the heart in full.”

On climate change “Together we can end the climate wars. Together we can take advantage of the opportunity for Australia to be a renewable energy superpower. Together we can work in common interests with business and unions to drive productivity, lift wages and profits.”

Anthony Albanese gave an acceptance speech to the nation late on Saturday night besides partner Jodie Haydon and son Nathan.

At the time of writing it isn’t clear if Labour will win the 76 seats needed to form a majority government but one thing is certain, our newly elected Prime Minister is a South Sydney Rabbitohs man.

The victory speech.

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.

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.
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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.

Rabbitohs 32 – Dragons 20 – Jersey Flegg Win

The Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg side bounced back in style today at Ironmark High Performance Centre Redfern, recording a 32-20 win over top 4 side the Dragons.

The win snapped a 5 game losing streak and will leave the team full of confidence when they take on the Raiders at the same venue next Saturday.

Terrell Kalo Kalo kicks off today.
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Isaiah Vailalo
Jersey Flegg captain Thomas Giles.
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Tyrone takes a shot.
Trent Griffith warms up at Redfern today.
All eyes on the ball.
Tyrone Munro scored a try and kicked 4 goals today.
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The Rabbitohs defended well today.
Plenty of action at Redfern today.
The Bunnies backs.
All smiles near full time.

By Steve Mavin

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

Daniel Lissing – Rabbitohs

On Rabbitohs TV today I had a chat to Australian actor Daniel Lissing.

Dan is a lifelong South Sydney Rabbitohs fan and has just released a song called ‘Rabbitohs’ for the club and Rabbitohs TV to share with Bunnies fans.

Highlights of our chat for me were when Dan spoke in an American accent and later when he played guitar and sang a few choruses of ‘Rabbitohs’.

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Dan sings!
Daniel Lissing’s new song – Rabbitohs
Dougie number 2.
Daniel Lissing – The old ‘Rabbitohs’ with film clip by Steve Mavin
The Answers starring Daniel Lissing.
Daniel & Nadia Lissing.
3.4 million views and counting.
Dan sings Coldplay.
Erin & Dan
Daniel Lissing played Conrad de Groot in Crownies.
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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

Rabbitohs At Redfern – Pathways Game Results – Souths Sydney v Newcastle

The South Sydney Rabbitohs pathways teams took on the Newcastle Knights today at Ironmark High Performance Centre, Redfern.

The Rabbitohs Harvey Norman Womens team went down 34-20 to the Knights. Seli Mailangi scored 2 tries for Souths while Monique Donovan and Moniqca Moale both scored 1 each. Akira Kelly kicked 3 goals.

Knights star player Jesse Southwell scored a try and kicked 5 goals and Caitlan Johnston scored a hat trick. Maybe she’s related to AJ!

Souths lock Sharna Piccinelli fan club at Redfern today.
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@Akira_kelly007 hits the crossbar on #rabbitohstv

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Our Jersey Flegg boys got off to a great start, tries to Carson Kaho and Romano Cook saw them take a 10 nil lead into the sheds at half time.

The wheel well and truly fell off the wagon in the 2nd half when the Knights ran in 6 unanswered tries. Thomas Cant certainly can kick goals, slotting 6 from 6 to punish the Bunnies into a 36-10 loss.

A perfect day for footy at Redfern.

Darren Brown and Grant Chappell were at the ground reporting for Rabbitohs TV. Browny performed the ground announcing for the womens game and both our boys were on the field to interview Rabbitoh #1179 Trent Peoples for the fans.

Darren Brown, Trent Peoples & Grant Chappell at Redfern today.

The Rabbitohs Knock On Effect NSW Cup team continued their winning ways making it 4 wins on the trot with a big 37-14 win over the Knights.

That victory moves the team up to 3rd on the ladder and will undoubtably give head coach Jason Demetriou something to ponder selection wise when he picks the 1st grade team to take on the Warriors next weekend in magic round.

Powerful winger Izaac Thompson is one man that has raised his hand to be considered for promotion after he scored 4 tries. Souths talented number 6 Jack Campagnolo chimed in with 2 tries and ‘Baby’ Davvy Moale backed up from 16 minutes on the field in the Broncos loss to score a meat pie of his own.

Dean Hawkins kicked 4 goals and Pete Mamouzelos showed his versatilty, knocking a field goal over in the 78th minute.

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Charlie Gallico aka Reggie Rabbit at Ironmark High Performance Centre, Redfern today.

Next week all 3 teams have the bye then our womens team will have an extended break before they play the Bears at North Sydney Oval, Sunday 29th May at 12pm.

The Bunnies Jersey Flegg and NSW Cup teams both meet the Raiders at Redfern Saturday 21st May, Flegg at 12pm and Cup 2pm.

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By Steve Mavin with thanks to Brontee Fulton, Grant Chappell & Darren Brown.

Where did it go wrong last night? Broncos 32 Rabbitohs 12 Game Recap

On Rabbitohs TV today we took an in depth look at the Rabbitohs 32-12 loss to the Broncos last night at Accor Stadium, Sydney. In our recap we give an honest evaluation of the performance of both teams in the Thursday night footy clash.

Watch our recap on Rabbitohs TV.

Many thanks to my co-host Darren Brown for his efforts last night at the game. Browny was a guest of former Rabbitoh Jimmy Smith on his SEN League pre game show (listen below).

Once his radio spot was done Browny took a range of photos of the team warming up pre game. This was the first time he had used our new Sony zoom lens from the grandstand and the images he captured are excellent.

Lachy Ilias & Pete Mamouzelos warm up last night.
Junior Tatola had a night he’d rather forget.
Browny on SEN League last night.
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Reyno ran riot.

By Steve Mavin and Darren Brown