G I – 2011 – A Decade Ago

By Steve Mavin

A pictorial tribute to rugby league superstar Greg Inglis who joined the Rabbitohs ten years ago in 2011.

NRL Preseason, Return to Redfern, Souths v Newtown Jets, Redfern Oval, Saturday 5th February 2011. Photo: Renee McKay
NRL Preseason, Return to Redfern, Souths v Newtown Jets, Redfern Oval, Saturday 5th February 2011. Photo: Renee McKay
: NRL Rugby League, Round 22 South Sydney Rabbitohs v Parramatta Eels at SOS, Monday August 8th 2011. Digital image by Colin Whelan
NRL Round 3 – Parramatta v South Sydney, at ANZ Stdium Friday the 25th of March 2011. Digital image by Grant Trouville
NRL Rugby League match, South Sydney Rabbitohs V Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at ANZ Stadium, Friday April 29th 2011. Digital Image by Robb Cox
: NRL Rugby League, Round 22 South Sydney Rabbitohs v Parramatta Eels at SOS, Monday August 8th 2011. Digital image by Colin Whelan
Greg Inglis : NRL Rugby League match, Manly Warringah Sea Eagles V South Sydney Rabbitohs at Brookvale Oval. Sunday July 10th 2011. Digital pic by Robb Cox
Rugby League, NRL Round 23 Canberra Raiders v South Sydney Rabbitohs at Canberra Stadium, Sunday August 14th 2011. Digital image by Colin Whelan
: NRL Pre Season – CHARITY SHIELD 28, Dragons v Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium Sunday the 13th of February. Digital Image by Grant Trouville
: NRL Round 3 – Parramatta v South Sydney, at ANZ Stdium Friday the 25th of March 2011. Digital image by Grant Trouville
David Taylor celebrates his try with Greg Inglis: NRL Round 13, Souths v Storm, ANZ Stadium, Sunday 5th June 2011 . Digital Image by Renee McKay

Rabbitohs v Bears Round 8 1989

By Steve Mavin

When the Rabbitohs took on the Bears at the Sydney Football Stadium on Sunday the 7th of May 1989 the game wasn’t televised.

This footage was the standard film for the day shot from one camera in the grandstand & a VHS tape was given to each coach after the game so they could analyse their teams performance.

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When coach George Piggins was finished with these tapes he would give them to me if I requested them, which I usually did if I scored a try like I did in this one.

The first time I was given a game tape by George was in round 4, 1987 when I scored my first & second try against the Panthers at Redfern. That day I was given the game ball as man of the match so that tape was a precious piece of memorabilia for me & my family.

Sadly that recording was accidentally erased when I leant the tape to my cousin to watch & her husband taped over it not realising what was in the VHS machine.

A few other tapes did survive & all of them have been shared on our Rabbitohs TV YouTube channel. All these file tapes have no sound so I have called some of the action over the top to add some interest to footage that might otherwise have seemed a bit lifeless.

This Norths game has some great action but in another unfortunate twist the tries scored by Graham Lyons & myself have been lost. There is however 4 pointers scored by Mario Fenech, Phil Blake & Greg Florimo with a little punch up too.

Remembering a Rabbitoh – Harold Norman Horder

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Our feature on Rabbitohs player #61 Harold Horder was first aired on Rabbitohs Radio Podcast on the 27th May 2020 & was one of the first Remembering a Rabbitohs we created.

The headline act of that episode was our Blake Solly interview & the Harold Horder feature isn’t heard until the 1hr 26min mark. This is why we now release most of our featured content as stand alone, so it can be seen on its own instead of just in our show.

Over the last 3 seasons we have created a lot of content which has now also been uploaded to our Rabbitohs TV channel including now this one.

Harold Horder

Harold Horder made his debut for Souths 109 years ago in 1912, scored a try, kicked a goal & the legend was born.

In a 1938 article titled Harold Horder Greatest Of Them All written by W A (Billy) Cann in the Rugby League News he said –

“Horder was responsible for many thousands attending the Souths and North Sydney matches; he was in a sense a gold mine to the two clubs during his association with them.”

“Horder did for football what the famous Victor Trumper did for cricket – lifted it right out of the orthodox.”

“Of all the brilliant tries scored by the South Sydney champion, the one that stands out most was the try scored on the Show Ground against the team he first met when he created such a sensation on his introduction to First Grade – Glebe.”

“Horder gathered the ball inside his own 25, at the Randwick end, and he raced right through the opposition to score a magnificent try under the bar.”

“The try has never been surpassed by anyone, Horder’s side-stepping, swerving and cutting-in between defenders was the Best Ever.”

“More than half the Glebe team had a “fly” at the speed merchant, and he tricked each and every man who endeavored to stop his advance, and more than half a dozen players were strewn about the field after their diving tackles at his legs and feet.”

“On the following Saturday a diagram appeared in the sporting paper, “The Arrow,” giving an outline of the extraordinary manner in which Horder had scored the try.”

“About eight defenders were shown about the field in various attitudes, after having hurled themselves at the winger.”

“Harold Horder was in a class by himself…the methods of the famous lad from South Sydney were superior to those of any player seen previous to his time or since his retirement from the game.”

DangerDave from the Rabbitoh Warren said-

“I loved the piece on Harold Horder, my favourite all time winger. However, you missed one incredible stat of his…”

“In game 1 of the 1915 series he scored 5 tries and kicked 8 goals for the Blues in their 53-9 demolition of the Maroons. That was on the Saturday, and Game 2 was played 2 days later on the Monday. In that game he scored another 5 tries and kicked 7 goals in the 39-6 win. So 10 tries and 15 goals for NSW in the space of 3 days! Legend.”

Horder actually scored 62 tries from 31 games for the Blues in his career, that’s a strike rate of exactly 200% or an average of 2 tries in every game. Plus 38 goals.

Blake Taaffe, Superman & The Silvertails

On our live show this week we have a chat to Souths fullback Blake Taaffe, our Remembering a Rabbitoh is Dave ‘Superman’ Tyrell & we preview the Sea Eagles Prelim final.

Blake Taaffe #1171

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Blake Taaffe
Browny & Chaps at Ironmark High Performance Centre

Dave Tyrell #1069

Digital Image by Grant Trouville

Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles Prelim Final Match Centre

U17s and U19s Pre-Season Squads Finalised

Drinking in the Rivers Volume 1

LIVE TODAY – Suttos Say 3.30pm | Reynos Home Auction 6.30pm | Juniors Jumbo Online Raffle 6.30pm

It’s Thursday the 16th of September 2021 & there’s 3 huge online events occurring today. Thanks to the beauty of technology you can take part in 1, 2 or all 3!

The first live event is a special edition of our weekly ‘Suttos Say’ segment.

This afternoon from 3.30pm will be the first live edition of Suttos Say allowing you to interact with our 2014 Grand Final winning captain.

Chat with John Sutton live today.

Prize winner Keiran Macklin will be joining us too after he subscribed by email to our website & was drawn out at random on our ‘Team List Tuesday’ show.

During the show today in the live chat section you can show your appreciation & make your comment stand out by purchasing YouTube’s Super Chat & Super Stickers. Prices start at $2 & range up to $50 or more. This is a good way to help out the team at Rabbitohs TV and an even better way to interact with us.

We give everyone a live shoutout that sends us a Super Chat or Super Sticker on the show & today you can ask John Sutton a question that he will respond to using this new feature.

Click HERE to visit Rabbitohs TV & join us from 3.30pm.

You can send us Super Chat & Super Stickers.

Events 2 & 3 both take place at the same time but this won’t prevent you from taking part in both simultaneously, here’s why.

Adam Reynolds home auction brought to you by NG Farah Real Estate is taking place via Zoom from 6.30pm & The Juniors Jumbo Online Raffle is also on at 6.30pm. Tickets for the online raffle can be pre purchased with no need to actually watch the live draw so this will allow you to get involved with both events at the same time.

We promoted the sale of our departing club captains home this week in an article comparing it to Graceland, the famous dwelling of the one & only Elvis. This is a rare opportunity for a Souths fans to buy & live in the home of a Rabbitohs legend.

Details of todays Zoom auction can be found HERE.

24 Napoleon St, Rosebery goes up for auction today.

If you aren’t in the market to buy then you can join Anthony Maroon from Triple M who will be drawing $3k in prizes live on The Juniors Facebook page from 6.30pm.

It’s a fun show with our man Maroon & you can interact with him via the text hotline on 0403 589 404.

Pre purchase your tickets for The Juniors Online Raffle HERE.

The Rabbitohs Road To The GF

It’s an exciting time for Souths fans as the Rabbitohs are just one win away from a second Grand Final appearance in 7 years.

The Bunnies will meet the winner of the Sea Eagles v Roosters semi-final clash coming up at 7.50pm this Friday the 17th of September at BB Print Stadium South Mackay, Queensland.

As the mighty Rabbitohs enjoy the week off to prepare for the Prelim final we take a look at the two elimination semi-finals coming up & the path the Bunnies face to progress to the title game.

Jaxson Paulo, Cody Walker & Jacob Host at training on Tuesday.

Sunny Mackay is 950km north of Brisbane, approximately half way between Rockhampton & Townsville, 150km south of Airlie Beach. It’s a long long way from either Brookvale or Bondi but that is what the teams face thanks to this dreaded global pandemic.

Manly will be desperate to bounce back from the 40-12 defeat they suffered to the Storm in week 1 of the finals while the Chooks will be hoping that they can continue to defy the odds after their 2021 squad has been decimated by injury.

The Sea Eagles welcome back hooker Lachlan Croker but the ‘Evil Empire’ will need to find another number 9 after Sam Verrills lost his bid to have his high tackle charge downgraded.

The only way Verrills will see more game time this year is if the Roosters beat Manly then Souths to make the Grand Final.

The Roosters get a boost with Nat Butcher making his return but that has been countered by yet another injury blow after Siosiua Taukeiaho was ruled out with a leg injury.

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Souths fans will be hoping both teams hammer each other in a torrid extra time encounter to leave them even more vulnerable the following week.

Either way I’m confident we can beat whichever team we face.

Souths took care of Manly 26-12 back in March & have defeated the Roosters twice, the latest victory a 54-12 flogging. Bring them on!

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The Panthers take on the Eels at 7.50pm on Saturday the 17th of September at the same venue in South Mackay.

The Eels welcome back Ryan Matterson while the Panthers will be bolstered by the return of Dylan Edwards, Moses Leota & Scott Sorensen.

Campbell Graham

The Eels come off a somewhat less than convincing elimination final win over the Knights while Ivan Cleary & his Panthers will attempt to pick up the pieces of a demoralising loss to the Rabbits.

Blake Taaffe

Once this weeks semi finals are over both preliminary finals & the Grand Final will all be played at Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane.

The Rabbitohs will take on the winner of the Manly v Roosters game at 7.50pm on Friday 24th of September. The grand final will be played at 7.30pm (AEDT) on Sunday the 3rd of October so if the Bunnies win they will have a 9 day break to prepare for the big one.

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The Storm await the winner of the Eels v Panthers at 4pm on Saturday the 25th of September. The winner of that game gets an 8 day break going into the Grand Final.

The earlier kickoff than usual is to avoid a clash with the AFL Grand Final that starts at 7:15pm AEST in Perth on the same day.

The Melbourne v Western Bulldogs 2021 AFL Grand Final is the first AFL premiership-decider to be held in Perth and the second held outside of Victoria as a result of the ongoing challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic in recent seasons.

Daylight savings begins on the eve of the NRL Grand Final so kickoff Queensland local time will actually be at 6.30pm (7.30pm in Sydney) for this historic first ever decider outside of New South Wales.

Our stubby holders are still on sale.

If the games go to script then the Rabbitohs will meet the defending premiers the Melbourne Storm in the Grand Final.

The Storm have been awesome all year & have handed the Rabbitohs two of their four defeats in 2021.

The other two defeats for Souths were at the hands of the Panthers & the fact that we turned the tables on them last week gives me confidence that if we can defend like that again we can beat anyone.

Cameron Murray

The South Sydney Rabbitohs assignment has been set – win two more games of footy to make it a glorious premiership number 22. Yes Souths let’s do this.

By Steve Mavin