Pathways Triple Header – Free Entry – Saturday Redfern Oval

The Rabbitohs first grade team have the bye this weekend but from 11.30am this Saturday 4th June our pathways men and women will play 3 games at Ironmark High Performance Centre, Redfern. Entry is free.

Harvey Norman Womens Premiership

Our womens team start the day at 11.30am when they take on the Central Coast Roosters.

The Souths girls captained by Sharna Piccinelli will be fired up to record their first win of the season against a Roosters lineup that have won 1 game and had 1 draw from 4 games.

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Rabbitohs womens team take on the Central Coast Roosters.
Akira Kelly

Jersey Flegg Cup

The Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg team have had a dismal season to date, sitting last on the ladder with just 2 wins from 11 games.

On Saturday at 1.15pm our lads take on the 5th placed West Tigers who have won 6 of their 10 games played.

The Jersey Flegg is a tough competition but our team is full of talented young players like Tallis Duncan, Terrell Kalo Kalo and Lachlan Gale, they just need to put some solid performances together on the field and fulfill their undoubted potential.

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Our Jersey Flegg boys take on the West Tigers.
Tallis Duncan

Knock On Effect NSW Cup

Our NSW Cup team sits in 6th place on the ladder with 6 wins from 11 games.

At 3pm on Saturday the Rabbitohs take on a Magpies side sitting 11th on the table with just 1 win from 11 appearances.

Jed Cartwright returns from injury and adds first grade experience to a team that already boasts quality players in Davvy Moale, Shaquai Mitchell, Josh Mansour, Isaiah Tass and flying winger Izaac Thompson.

This game could see plenty of points scored, preferably by us and could well make it worth your while to stick around for all 3 matches on the day.

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The Bunnies take on the Magpies.
Dean Hawkins
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By Steve Mavin

Vale Ronald Alfred Brown

We lost a true Rabbitoh on the 8th of May 2022 when Ronald Alfred Brown also known as ‘Porky’ passed away.

Ronald ‘Porky’ Brown

Ronald ‘Porky’ Brown was born on the 6th of August 1933 in Waterloo and raised in Garden Street, Redfern. He played rugby league with the Alexandria Rovers around 1950 and the team he loved was of course the mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Les Brown & his uncle Ron.

Ronald was Rabbitohs TV co-host Darren Browns grand fathers brother. Ron was the younger brother of the Australian Hall of Fame boxer Darby Brown and the uncle of Les Brown (Darrens dad).

Darren Brown said “My pop Timmy was older than Darby and Porky. There were 8 siblings in total, six brothers and 2 sisters with the oldest to youngest being Billie, Thomas (aka Timmy), Phyllis, Thelma, James, Leslie (aka Darby), Porky and Keith.”

Ron had 6 children, 21 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren.

The boxing Browns.

“3 (Darby, Porky Keithy) of them fought on the 1 card at the Sydney Stadium. 2 out of 3 won. Darby was odds on to win and got beat. Only recently Darby was inducted into the Australian Boxing Hall of Fame.”

Sydney Stadium, Rushcutters Bay. (1908-1973)

Rons son Gary has fond memories of watching his mum Irene and dad dance. “They were extremely good, and I watched in awe, they were like Ginger Rogers and Fred Astair.”

A Tribute To Ron – By Josephine Vella

A cherished man you were

Until the very end,

When you fought with all you had

For your body to defend.

Ron Brown with daughters Cheryl & Lynette.

You had a fighting spirit

And a spark that would ignite,

When you’d hear your favourite music

And your feet seemed to take flight.

Ron Brown with big sister Phyllis.

Your love for ice-cream was known

And like a little boy,

Your face would light up when

A bowl would bring you joy.

Glory Glory to South Sydney

The team who stole your heart,

As a lifetime fan of whom

You cheered on, through every part.

Irene & Ron Brown.

You’ll be forever missed

But now you’re there up high,

Dancing cheek to cheek with Irene

In a now more beautiful sky.

By Steve Mavin with thanks to Lynette Tebbenhoff (Brown), Les Brown and Darren Brown.

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Rabbitohs beat Wests Tigers, AJ Record, Cookie 150 & Origin Preview

On todays Rabbitohs TV show we recap the Rabbitohs huge victory over the Wests Tigers, cover all the big news from Saturday and preview the teams for Origin 1.

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Mavo, Joel Wilson, Chaps & Browny at Accor Stadium to watch the Rabbitohs defeat the West Tigers. 28th May 2022

A Memorable Night At The Football

By Grant Chappell

What a memorable night out at the football.

I am so grateful that I got to share it with my two daughters, my Rabbitohs TV Co-hosts Browny and Mavo plus all the Souths faithful.

Campbell Graham & Alex Johnston were on fire last night at Accor Stadium.
AJ on the ‘Lethal Left’ last night.
The Rabbitohs TV team.

Nathan Merritt and Alex Johnston, two Indigenous local juniors from proud community’s were the talk of the town.

How’s this for irony, Souths Juniors A grade teams La-Perouse Panthers played the Redfern all Blacks in which AJ and Merro played for as kids respectively were in the curtain raiser game on Indigenous round, the night where one indigenous local legend breaks another’s record, you couldn’t make this stuff up.

Lapa v All Blacks

Coincidentally AJ made his debut on the 25th of April 2014 replacing Nathan Merritt in the lineup wearing jumper number #21 and as you know later that year Souths went on to win our 21st premiership, the most by any club in the game.

Between them they have played 396 games for the Mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs and amassed a whopping 293 tries.

Let’s not forget the feats of Nathan Merritt who was a member of the team which finished in the bottom 4 in his early years at Souths.

Nathan Merritt scores: Round 8 Brisbane Broncos v South Sydney Rabbitohs at Suncorp, Brisbane, Friday May 3rd 2013. Digital image by Colin Whelan
AJ & Cody at Accor Stadium last night.

Nathan only played in 4 finals matches whilst on the other hand Alex Johnson has played in two grand finals, 16 finals matches scoring 9 tries and he is only 27 years of age, who knows how many tries this bloke will finish on.

Havana, Grant & Samara Chappell.
All smiles for the Chappell girls.

I hope my daughters tell their grandkids that they were at the game when AJ broke his hero Nathan Merritts try scoring record at this famous club.

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Team List Tuesday – Rabbitohs v Wests Tigers

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their NRL squad for Indigenous Round 12 against the Wests Tigers at Accor Stadium to be played this Saturday 28 May at 5:30pm.

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Rabbitohs Head Coach Jason Demetriou has named Mark Nicholls to return from injury on the interchange bench. Cameron Murray and try scoring pathways winger Izaac Thompson been included on the extended bench.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs 2022 Indigenous Jersey honours our matriarchs – our mothers and all women. The jersey was designed by Uncle Joe Walker, a proud Wahlabul man, who is designing the Rabbitohs Indigenous jersey for the fifth time in 2022.

Our Indigenous Round Logo.

Depicted on the jersey is the birthing tree which symbolizes our matriarchs and acknowledges that everything comes from Mother Earth. The players’ totems are featured at the trunk of the tree which symbolizes that everyone is part of the foundation of our communities and that everyone has a role to play in helping the tree to flourish. The totems representing the players are:

• Goanna – Cody Walker (Yuin and Bundjalung) and Latrell and Shaquai Mitchell (Wiradjuri – maternal totem)
• Shark – Latrell and Shaquai Mitchell (Biripi – paternal totem)
• Crocodile – Alex Johnston (Saibai Island)
• Black-tailed Kangaroo – Isaiah Tass (Yuwi)
• Whale – Blake Taaffe (Bidjigal)

Rabbitohs 2022 Indigenous Jersey.

The red colour on the jersey represents the blood in our veins and red earth we live on and the green represents the natural beauties of our land. The red and green also represents the Rabbitohs and their connection to people right across our countries. The river represents our song lines and individual journeys as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. The circles represent our people coming together as one. Many Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clan groups come together to yarn and share in support of the Rabbitohs. In addition, the Aboriginal and the Torres Strait Islander flags highlight the sleeves of the jersey.

The Rabbitohs 2022 Indigenous Jersey.

The jersey says we are all part of the Rabbitohs family. We all become one.
Round 12 will also be Damien Cook’s 150th NRL game in South Sydney colours. Cook debuted for the Rabbitohs in round one, 2016. He has played 158 NRL games during his career with the Rabbitohs, Bulldogs and Dragons.

The curtain raiser to the NRL fixture will be South Sydney Juniors district A-grade match between two clubs with long-standing ties to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in the South Sydney region. The Redfern All Blacks (Gadigal) and La Perouse Panthers (Bidjigal) will kick off at 3:15pm, showcasing some of the best local talent in the South Sydney area.

Gates at Accor Stadium will open at 3pm on Saturday. Pre-match entertainment at Accor Stadium will include a Welcome to Country from Aboriginal Elder Uncle Allan Madden, didgeridoo performances on field and around the concourse from proud Wabanja Gunai and Dunghutti man, Brock Tutt, and proud Gamilaroi man Kaleb Taylor including a rendition of Glory, Glory to South Sydney at run out, and dance performances from The Glen, The Glen for Women and Brolga Dance Academy.

Aboriginal airbrush tattooists and totem colouring-in stations which also be features for kids around the concourse. La Perouse Panthers and Redfern All Blacks will also take to the field for the Mini League matches at half time of the NRL fixture, accompanied by a singing performance from proud Wiradjuri woman, Millie Mills.

Rabbitohs V St George-Illawarra Dragons Charity Shield Rugby League match at ANZ Stadium. 27th February 2010. Digital Image by Robb Cox.

The Rabbitohs match day partner for Indigenous Round is 13YARN, the first and only national Indigenous-led crisis helpline, run with the support of Lifeline. The Rabbitohs are one of 13YARN’s first partnerships in Australian sport. If you, or someone you know are feeling worried or no good, we encourage you to connect with 13YARN (139276) and talk with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup team will take on the North Sydney Bears at North Sydney Oval on Sunday 29 May at 2pm, with the Rabbitohs Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership side playing at 12pm at the same venue on Sunday. The under 21s Jersey Flegg Cup team will play the Sydney Roosters on Sunday 29 May at 3pm at Waverley Oval.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs’ NRL squad for Saturday’s Indigenous Round 12 clash with the Tigers 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) Jai Arrow
13) Hame Sele
Interchange:
14) Liam Knight
15) Mark Nicholls
16) Siliva Havili
17) Kodi Nikorima
18) Josh Mansour
19) Isaiah Tass
20) Trent Peoples
21) Shaquai Mitchell
22) Dean Hawkins
23) Izaac Thompson
24) Cameron Murray
Head Coach – Jason Demetriou

Browny in the Rabbitohs TV studio today.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup squad for Sunday’s match up with the Bears is:
1) Jacob Gagai
2) Josh Mansour
3) Isaiah Tass
4) Jake Tago
5) Izaac Thompson
6) Jack Campagnolo
7) Dean Hawkins
8) Davvy Moale
9) Peter Mamouzelos
10) Shaquai Mitchell
11) James Hasson (c)
12) Maila Chanfoon
13) Hugo PattersonInterchange:
14) Shannon Gardiner
15) Yileen Gordon
16) D’Arcy Hardman
17) Tyson Hodge
18) Nic Mougios
19) Tallis Angianga
Coach – Dane Dorahy

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The Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg Cup squad for Sunday’s game against the Roosters is:
1) Terrell Kalo Kalo
2) Carson Kaho
3) Leon Te Hau
4) Ryan Garner
5) Jake Tobin
6) Dion Teaupa
7) Keahlan Bray
8) Thomas Giles (c)
9) Romano Cook
10) Isaiah Vailalo
11) Ben Lovett
12) Louis Grossemy
13) Tallis Duncan
Interchange:
14) Oscar Mezzomo
15) Ben Campagnolo
16) Trent Griffiths
17) Lachlan Gale
18) Marco Moretti
19) Wesley Bruines
Coach – Leon Latulipe

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The Rabbitohs Women’s team for Sunday’s clash with North Sydney is:
1) Terrie Ann Kelly
2) Brittany Constable
3) Monique Donovan
4) Patricia Raikadroka
5) Stacey Markham
6) Akira Kelly
7) Te Aroha Hapuku
8) Christine Pauli
9) Shirley Mailangi
10) Ellie Johnston
11) Tayla Kafoa
12) Shannon Muru
13) Sharna Piccinelli (c)
Interchange:
14) Therese Aiton
15) Moniqca Moale 16) Charlotte Booth
17) Loretta Mailangi
18) Cindy Whiteley
19) Rikka Lamb
20) Nikki Perugini
21) Rachael Pearson
Coach – Shane Sultana

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The Redfern All Blacks team for Saturday’s curtain raiser at Accor Stadium is:
1) O Shea Tyman
2) Russell Nelson
3) Craig McKenzie
4) Maile Haumono
5) Blake Robert
6) Darcey Moran
7) Malcolm Green
8) Ian Nelson
9) Dean Widders Jr
10) Luciano Svagelli
11) Thomas Johnson
12) Elijah Roberts-Smyth
13) Ezekiel Phillips
Interchange:
14) Lochlan Peter-Donahue
15) Ulysses Roberts
16) Dennis Moran
17) Reece Townsend
18) Sebastian Edwards
Coach – Paul Davis

The La Perouse Panthers team for Saturday’s game at Accor Stadium is:
1) TJ Speedy-Coe
2) Kazeious Tahere
3) Evan manning
4) Jamie Ingram
5) Cody Pittman-King
6) Izaac Chapman
7) William Last
8) Alan Horsfield
9) Tamati Reihana
10) Mark Thorne
11) Kayde King
12) Quintin Silver
13) Che Hyslop
Interchange:
14) Brandon Delamont
15) Andrew Pellegrini
16) Bradley Russell-Davison
17) Brayden Irons
18) Alan Daly

Coach – Rob Longbottom

Latrell Is Back!! Team List Tuesday Rabbitohs v Eels Round 16 RABBITOHS TV

Chaps and Mavo take a look at all the selected teams for round 16 and also recap the Blues Origin win. Beanies For Brain Cancer – https://beanie.markhughesfoundation.com.au/ Stephen Fenech Interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV06EwehHOI&t=64s
  1. Latrell Is Back!! Team List Tuesday Rabbitohs v Eels Round 16
  2. The Rabbitohs, Tech Guide & Wonders Of The Universe – Stephen Fenech Interview
  3. Woeful in Wollongong
  4. LIVE Pre Game Show – Rabbitohs v Dragons
  5. The Real Reason Souths Signed Daniel Suluka Fifita – Jason Demetriou Exclusive

By Steve Mavin

Dubbo Disaster II

By Steve Mavin

The Rabbitohs were off their game today and never really got going against a Raiders team that came to Apex Oval, Dubbo to play footy.

JJ represents Rabbitohs TV at Apex Oval, Dubbo today.

The 32-12 loss to the ‘Green Machine’ is the 2nd disastrous result in 2 years after the Panthers absolutely smashed Souths last year at the same NSW country venue.

Souths lost Junior Tatola in the first tackle of the game to a head knock and he was a huge loss after being one of the teams best last week against the Warriors.

There were however no excuses for a lacklustre performance peppered with drop balls, penalties and poor defence for the majority of the game.

Our injured captain Cameron Murray may not be far away from a return, Latrell Mitchell is still getting treatment in the US but hopefully back soon and Mark Nicholls is due back next week as well.

Dubbo Boost are Souths fans.

Some talented depth returning to the ranks may be the answer to lift the sides on field play to an acceptable level.

In one of the only bright spots on a dark day, Souths winger Alex Johnston moved to 2nd all time on the Rabbitohs try scoring list equalling Benny Wearings total of 144.

AJ sits just 2 behind Nathan Merritts 146 so 3 more tries will see him break the record.

Next week Souths take on the Wests Tigers on Saturday 5.30pm at Accor Stadium and the Rabbitohs TV team will present the post match function in the P&O Members deck.

By Steve Mavin

Dubbo Disaster Highlights.
Mavo & Gucci.

Latrell Is Back!! Team List Tuesday Rabbitohs v Eels Round 16 RABBITOHS TV

Chaps and Mavo take a look at all the selected teams for round 16 and also recap the Blues Origin win. Beanies For Brain Cancer – https://beanie.markhughesfoundation.com.au/ Stephen Fenech Interview – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV06EwehHOI&t=64s
  1. Latrell Is Back!! Team List Tuesday Rabbitohs v Eels Round 16
  2. The Rabbitohs, Tech Guide & Wonders Of The Universe – Stephen Fenech Interview
  3. Woeful in Wollongong
  4. LIVE Pre Game Show – Rabbitohs v Dragons
  5. The Real Reason Souths Signed Daniel Suluka Fifita – Jason Demetriou Exclusive

Rabbitohs NSW Cup & Jersey Flegg teams go down to Raiders

Todays pathways double header saw both our NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg teams defeated by the Canberra Raiders at Ironmark High Performance Centre, Redfern.

The NSW Cup game kicked off at 11.30am but the result was a one sided affair with the Raiders running away with a 41-10 win.

The Flegg followed at 1.30pm, the Bunnies losing 24-20 to the Green Machine. Souths winger Izaac Thompson returned from injury to add another 2 tries to the 4 he scored a fortnight ago.

Jersey Flegg fullback Terrell Kalo Kalo.

Grant Chappell from Rabbitohs TV was at Redfern to watch the Flegg and reported that “The Flegg had a spirited come back, losing 24- 20 after they were down 24-6.”

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Our Jersey Flegg team fought back but lost by 4pts.
Isaiah Vailalo walks down the tunnel at Ironmark High Performance Centre, Redfern today.

Next Sunday our Womens team and NSW Cup teams take on the Bears, at 12pm and 2pm respectively at North Sydney Oval. Jersey Flegg meet the Roosters on the same day 3pm at Waverley Oval.

By Steve Mavin & Grant Chappell

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Blake Taaffe, Junior Tatola & Liam Knight Interviews – Rabbitohs Training Images & Footage

Footage and images from Thursday at Redfern.

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Izaac Thompson at training today.
Thumbs up from Dean Hawkins today.
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AJ & Stretch at training today.
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Shaq Mitchell & JD at training today.
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Happy Souths fan at training today.
The view from the Park Cafe On Chalmers at Redfern.

By Steve Mavin

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.