On our huge show this week we feature 2 of the greatest rugby league players of all time Peter Tunks & Greg Hawick.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!”
On the show this week we speak to rugby league legend Mark ‘Spudd” Carroll.
Peter Tunks, Greg Hawick & the defeat of the Dogs – RABBITOHS RADIO
On the podcast this week we talk to Rabbitohs legend Craig ‘Tugger’ Coleman & discuss all the big issues at South Sydney & the NRL.
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
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.
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
This weeks podcast features JD aka Rabbitohs assistant coach Jason Demetriou. Jason talks about his incredible rugby league journey as a player & coach that’s taken him around the world, across Australia & back to Redfern. JD shares the story about the first time he met Wayne Bennett, gives us an insight into the day his try helped save Wakefield Trinity, his time working with superstar Johnathan Thurston plus lots more. This one is an absolute beauty, don’t miss it 🎙
Latrell & Teddy
Rugby League Is The Winner
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.
On the show we talk about boxing legend Darby Brown the uncle of Les Brown, Brownys dad.
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.
Wendy Roche & Nettoyer
Rabbitoh Of The Week brought to you by Bourke Street Bakery is Kane Scott
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.
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!
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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.