Peter Tunks, Greg Hawick & the defeat of the Dogs

On our huge show this week we feature 2 of the greatest rugby league players of all time Peter Tunks & Greg Hawick.

Peter Tunks

Peter Tunks Wikipedia

“Blocker Always Started It”: Peter Tunks Recalls His Fierce Rivalry With Steve ‘Blocker’ Roach

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Greg Hawick First Grade Player #397

Greg Hawick Wikipedia

Vale Greg Hawick

The Ultimate Utility: Greg Hawick

Greg Hawick Museaum Of The Riverina

GREG HAWICK MEN OF LEAGUE

Alexandria Rovers “Best Of” Team

Greg Hawick Rugby League Project

Thanks to Brad Ryder who knew Greg & his wife Maureen well & Marco Sivis for their contributions on Greg Hawick. Click the link below to visit Marcos SSR Almanac Greg Hawick player profile-

Gregory Rawson “Greg” “Megsie” Hawick – South Sydney Player Report

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Peter Tunks, Greg Hawick & the defeat of the Dogs RABBITOHS RADIO

On our huge show this week we feature 2 of the greatest rugby league players of all time Peter Tunks & Greg Hawick. https://rabbitohsradio.com.au/2020/07/05/peter-tunks-greg-hawick-the-defeat-of-the-dogs/
  1. Peter Tunks, Greg Hawick & the defeat of the Dogs
  2. Bayley Sironen, Arthur Hennessy & the Battling Bulldogs
  3. Jeremy Muir, Roy Asotasi & Doug The Cowboy
  4. Jason Clark, Number 9 & The Bunnies Are Back!
  5. Keaon, Cody, Pati & the Jet

Albert Clift, George Treweek & Eddie Root

Albert Clift, George Treweek & Eddie Root (image courtesy of Col Whelan)

On Friday 26th June 2020 an image was posted in our newly created Facebook group ‘Rabbitohs Radio Podcast Listeners’ by legendary photographer Col Whelan.

Beneath the photo Col asked the question “Any idea who these blokes are”?

The next day we had our answer thanks to Chris Isouard. In the picture stood three Rabbitohs legends Albert Clift, George Treweek & Eddie Root.

“Albert mentioned this day in a couple of his interviews over the years” said Chris. “Treweek and Root visited him in the early 80s and presented him with some of their playing memorabilia. Like many, Albert was a hero of mine and inspired me as a kid to collect everything Souths”.

Albert Clift

Albert Clift was a former player for South Sydney, former official and director, was the Club’s first mascot back in 1968, held an amazing collection of Rabbitohs memorabilia including the famed timekeeper’s bell from the first game in 1908 & is a Life Member of the Football Club.

Albert Clift
Albert Clift & Russell Crowe ring the famous timekeepers bell in 2002
Russell Crowe purchased the bell for $42000 to ensure it stayed in red & green hands

Eddie Root

Eddie Root (first grade player #139) 109 games & 34 tries was a starting forward in the Rabbitohs golden era of 7 premiership wins between 1925-32. Root had a brilliant career & is rightly regarded as one of the greatest ever Rabbitohs.

Eddie Root

The 1931 Rabbitohs

The 1931 South Sydney Rabbitohs defeated the Eastern Suburbs Roosters 12-7 in the NSWRL grand final. Eddie Root was the hooker & George Treweek played second row.

Second row: Eddie Root, Jack Morrison, Frank O’Connor, George Treweeke (vc), Frank Curran, Harry Eyers, Benny Wearing.
Front row: Jack Why, Jim Tait, Carl Eggen, Paddy Maher (capt), Albert Spillane, Jim Deeley, Perce Williams.
(Picture courtesy of SSR Almanac)

George Treweek

George Treweek (first grade player #153) 119 games & 40 tries was a starting forward in the Rabbitohs golden era of 7 premiership wins between 1925-32. He is a legendary attacking player who was rated as the finest second row forward the game has produced.

George Treweek was once described as “all arms & legs”
George Treweek played 7 tests for the Kangaroos
George & Eddie visit Albert

South Sydney Rabbitohs Victory Song

The South Sydney Rabbitohs broke their 3 game losing streak on Saturday afternoon 13th June 2020 at Bankwest Stadium, Sydney with a 32-12 victory over the Gold Coast Titans.

This victory song has traditionally been sung by the team for decades dating back to the Bunnies glory days. We can’t give you the exact date it began to be used but perhaps there’s a Bunnies historian reading this now that could enlighten us. Mavo & Browny love singing the tune because it brings back memories of wins with their mates.

The songs lyrics are-

“Now that we’re all around the bar
And the captains declared it a quorum
We’re drinking our way through the night
And we’re having the time of our lives
Throw the empties away start again, start again
For the boys of South of South Sydney are together
And we’ll drink til the dawn breaks again
May the sessions of South Sydney last forever
Up the Rabbitohs!”

Blake Solly speaks about his life as a Rabbitoh

Mark ‘Spudd’ Carroll & the countdown to kickoff.

Mark Carroll

On the show this week we speak to rugby league legend Mark ‘Spudd” Carroll.

Spudd kicks his one & only field goal & that famous clash with the Chief

Mark Carroll Wikipedia

Mark Carroll Career Stats

Matty Johns reveals extent of infamous feud between Paul Harragon and Mark Carroll

Mark Carroll gets passionate about fitness through his Sydney gym

‘He saw red’: What made Cody Walker snap and fly-kick a man on the street

James Roberts’ partner opens up as Souths star aims to play just 7 days after rehab

Pride Of The League – The history of South Sydney

Peter Tunks, Greg Hawick & the defeat of the Dogs RABBITOHS RADIO

On our huge show this week we feature 2 of the greatest rugby league players of all time Peter Tunks & Greg Hawick. https://rabbitohsradio.com.au/2020/07/05/peter-tunks-greg-hawick-the-defeat-of-the-dogs/
  1. Peter Tunks, Greg Hawick & the defeat of the Dogs
  2. Bayley Sironen, Arthur Hennessy & the Battling Bulldogs
  3. Jeremy Muir, Roy Asotasi & Doug The Cowboy
  4. Jason Clark, Number 9 & The Bunnies Are Back!
  5. Keaon, Cody, Pati & the Jet

Craig ‘Tugger’ Coleman


On the podcast this week we talk to Rabbitohs legend Craig ‘Tugger’ Coleman & discuss all the big issues at South Sydney & the NRL.

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Craig Coleman

Craig Coleman Wikipedia

Craig Coleman Career Stats & Summary

Don Cameron says: I saw Tugger grow up loving his football as a kid and as a senior player with South Sydney. There were some tough players that wore the red and green John Sattler, Les Davidson, David Boyle, Micheal Andrews but non tougher than Craig, he never took a backward step he had no fear. (28/12/2016) Rugby League Project

Legend Q&A: Craig Coleman

Captain in Focus: Craig Coleman

1989 Rabbitohs: Where are they now?

Latrell Mitchell & Josh Addo-Carr caught camping & fined

Get well soon Les Smith

Mavos mate Les Smith had an horrific accident with a circular saw at home in Canberra last Saturday. Les nearly lost 3 fingers & needed a 10 hour operation. Les is as mad a Rabbitoh as you will ever find & along with wife Cindy they often travel from the nations capital down to Rabbitohs games. Get well soon mate.

Not all were stars but NRL coaches make dream team

Chaps, Browny & Mavo work together as wharfies at Port Botany in Sydney. A lot of their workmates are former rugby league players so they have compiled a wharfie dream team that would surely be hard to beat. Can anyone out there match this team from their workplace?

Crash & The Crapenters Self Titled Album

Glenn Farah does his 25 push ups on Anzac Day 2020

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Ian Roberts, Johnny Lewis and the return of the Rabbitohs



On the podcast this week we interview two legends, Ian Roberts & Johhny Lewis plus we take a look at plans to kick start the NRL.

Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts Wikipedia

Rugby league legend Ian Roberts discovers permanent brain damage after testing

Ian Roberts speaks about being an openly gay man in the NRL, the tragedy that made him come out

‘I would be so deeply offended and hurt’: Ian Roberts says no to NRL return for Folau

The Year that Made Me: Ian Roberts, 1984

Legend Q&A: Ian Roberts

Johnny Lewis

Johnny Lewis Wikipedia

Australian trainer Johnny Lewis inducted into Boxing Hall of Fame

Legendary boxing trainer Johnny Lewis talks boxing, rugby league and Kostya v Fenech

Back row – Terry Hill, Geordi Peats, Johnny Lewis, Manoa Thompson
Front row – Nat Wood, Jeff Fenech, Darrel Trindall, Kostya Tszyu

Darby Brown

On the show we talk about boxing legend Darby Brown the uncle of Les Brown, Brownys dad.

Darby Brown Wikipedia

Darby Brown Boxing Record

George Barnes v Darby Brown
Rabbitoh Of The Week is Scott Singles

Cameron Murray, Wendy Roche + Nettoyer

This week we speak to Rabbitohs superstar Cameron Murray & we also chat to horse trainer Wendy Roche about her star mare Nettoyer, the pizza eating Moet drinking Group 1 winner.

Cameron Murray

Cameron Murray Wikipedia

Cameron Murray Career Stats

Cameron Murray Official Profile

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Wendy Roche & Nettoyer

Roche & Innes combine for Doncaster Mile boilover

Rabbitoh Of The Week brought to you by Bourke Street Bakery is Kane Scott

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Kane Scott contacted us via Instagram & generously gifted us a signed Rabbitohs jersey for display in our studio. Thanks Kane you’re an absolute legend mate & you have won a free coffee voucher from any of the the 14 Bourke Street Bakery stores across Sydney.

Kane Scott celebrates a Rabbitohs victory Bra Boy style
The Souths jersey given to us by Kane Scott
Mavo & Browny played together in the forwards in 1990

Crash And The Crapenters

Chris Carpenter & the boys from Crash allowed us to use their new song ‘There’s Many A Slip’ on last weeks show. As we were making the video clip to accompany the music we realised that the bands’ name is actually Crash & The CRAPenters not CARPenters. We just assumed that the band took its name from ‘Carpos’ surname but no they have put a little punk style twist on the word. We apologise to the boys from the band & we have amended the word to the correct spelling wherever it was possible to do so. You can be assured that in the future we won’t be making the same mistake again. Good luck with the new song Crash!

Theres Many A Slip – Crash & The Crapenters
Young Souths fan Tate Ramsay defeated his dad Mck for the 1st time on the golf course.

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There’s Many A Slip – Crash & The Crapenters

Chris Carpenter & the boys from Crash allowed us to use their new song ‘There’s Many A Slip’ on this weeks show. The words are extremely relevant at the moment “Just get back up…the brightest dawn can follow the darkest night!”.

As we were making the video clip to accompany the music we realised that the bands’ name is actually Crash & The CRAPenters not CARPenters. We just assumed that the band took its name from ‘Carpos’ surname but no they have put a little punk style twist on the word. Carpo has assured us that it’s ok & it happens all the time but we’d still like to apologise to the boys from the band. We have amended the title to the correct spelling wherever it was possible to do so. You can be assured that in the future we won’t be making the same mistake again. Good luck with the new song Crash!

We mentioned on this weeks show that we’d post the song for you to have a listen so here it is.

There’s Many A Slip – Crash & The Crapenters
There’s Many A Slip was inspired by lead singer Chris Crapenters meeting with Souths legend John Sattler

Glory Glory – Calling All Rabbits

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This song is by Rod Keady & Steve Smith. It’s track 5 from the CD ‘Glory Of South Sydney’ & is presented here courtesy of Laughing Outlaw Records. #RabbitohsRadio #GloryGlory