Rabbitohs Radio Stickers Giveaway

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Rabbitohs Radio 2020 Intro

Rabbitohs Radio Season 2020 Intro

We are proud to release our season 2020 Rabbitohs Radio Podcast Intro. It features Matty Johns, Chaps, Mavo & Browny mixed in with Crash & The Carpenters song ‘Shes Subatomic’.

The original footage from The Matty Johns Podcast

The Rabbitohs Radio Story

Steve Mavin, Grant Chappell & Darren Brown
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Rabbitohs Radio are number 13 on Feedspot Top 50 Podcasts

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/

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Season 1 Episode 11 Terry Fahey 'The Redfern Express' & The Rampaging Rabbitohs 24/9/2019

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

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.

The ‘Redfern Express’ Terry Fahey

NRL great Terry Fahey is Wellington’s newest horse trainer

Top 5 Rabbitohs Of The 90s

Terry Fahey Wikipedia

Terry Fahey Career Stats

Blake Taaffe

Blake Taaffe

Blake Taaffe has been awarded the Jersey Flegg player of the year

Grant Chappell

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.

Rabbitohs Radio host Grant ‘Chaps’ Chappell
Steve Mavin. Grant Chappell & Ryan Higgins on their way to watch the Super Bowl in 2017. Chaps is a Chicago Bears fan

Steve Mavin

Steve Mavin tells this story in Episode 11

Rabbitohs V Sea Eagles Elimination Final Match Centre

Rabbitohs V Raiders Preliminary Final Match Centre

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The 1978 Rabbitohs were coached by Jack Gibson & included stars Terry Fahey, Bob McCarthy, Darrell Bampton, George Piggins & Rocky Laurie

Season 1 Episode 4 Featuring Bob McCarthy & Terry Coulits 7/8/2019

In this episode we speak to Souths legend Bob McCarthy. The interview takes place in a noisy Coogee cafe but it’s still a tremendous chat with one of the greatest ever Rabbitohs. Long time Souths trainer Terry Coulits gives us some interesting insights into what goes on behind the scenes at Redfern.

Bob McCarthy

The advent of limited tackle football in 1967 saw Bob McCarthy revolutionise the role of the second row forward. While most back-rowers were content to stay in tight and make their runs close to the ruck McCarthy was one of the first forwards to stand wide and make his devastating bursts out in the centres. A scorer of over 100 tries for Souths (the second forward to do so after the great Frank Burge), club captain John Sattler rated McCarthy the greatest blind-side forward in the world. The national selectors, however, were slow to recognise his talent. The athletically built forward came through Souths’ junior ranks in the early 1960s and was a member of the young Rabbitohs team that was beaten by St George in the 1965 grand final. Under the guidance of coach Clive Churchill McCarthy was given greater freedom to skirt wide (his memorable intercept try that turned the tide of the 1967 grand final came from his unorthodox positioning on the field). Incredibly, he was omitted from the Kangaroo squad selected on grand final night that year. A vital cog in the champion Souths teams that won premierships in 1967-68 & 1970-71, (he was coming back from injury in 1968 and had to be content with a reserve grade premiership), McCarthy made his Test debut on the Australian Tour of NZ in 1969. The season’s leading try-scorer in 1970 with 15 tries, he scored another vital try to wrap up the 1971 grand final against St George after linking brilliantly with Ron Coote. McCarthy was a member of Australia’s World Cup squads in 1970 and 1972 and was vice-captain of the 1973 Kangaroos. He captained Australia in the Second Test win over Great Britain and scored a defiant try before injuring his shoulder. His last of 10 Test appearances was against Great Britain in 1974 and while a host of champion players left Souths during the early 1970s McCarthy at first remained to captained the club. During the disastrous 1975 season that led to Clive Churchill’s resignation McCarthy took over as caretaker coach. After a club record number of first grade games to his credit he reluctantly left Souths and signed with C’bury the following year. McCarthy stoically led the Bulldogs in two competitive seasons but returned to Souths at the instigation of coach Jack Gibson in 1978. The following year he played in two trials for Easts but injury finally caught up with him. Awarded the MBE in 1977 McCarthy coached successfully in Brisbane after his retirement as a player. He was G’Coast’s initial coach in 1988-90 but his return to Souths at the start of the 1994 season proved to be short-lived. Souths won the pre-season competition that year but McCarthy’s position as sole coach was changed to accommodate football manager Alan Jones and reserve grade coach Ken Shine and McCarthy stood down after the opening rounds of the season citing health reasons. The most exciting ball-running forward of the new era of limited tackles McCarthy rose to a position on the NRL Judiciary and then as Chairman of the NSW and Australian Selection Panels.

Browny, Bob & Chaps get together for a chat in a Coogee cafe
Click image to view – Revolutionising the game: Bob McCarthy
Click image to view – Bob McCarthys NRL Hall Of Fame page
Click image to view – Captain in Focus: Bob McCarthy by Brad Ryder
Terry Coulits still practices at Sydney Spinal Care in Maroubra
Terry Coulits was the orange shirt trainer that was 1st on the scene after this sickening incident in 2010
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Bob McCarthy Wikipedia

Bob McCarthy Career Stats

Bob McCarthy brushes past a Sea Eagles defender