“Cam Murray in a class of his own” – Rabbitohs 48 Warriors 10

By Stephen Fenech from Tech Guide.

Today Souths showed they have the right formula to beat any team. Error-free football, offloading, backing up the ball carrier, completing our sets and rock-solid defence. That’s exactly what was on show today and the points were just flowing. And it was great to see our younger players shining today as well with strong, focused and mature performances. Souths were the strong favourites against the Warriors today, but I believe the level of intensity and efficiency they showed this afternoon would have beaten anyone.

Latrell Mitchell was on fire today.

It was an absolute try-fest for Souths (my four leg multi got up before halftime!) thanks to our superior field position and high completion rate. But what was also impressive were how many of our tries came from nothing. Thanks to our support play, we managed to find the line and get that scoreboard ticking over. A classic example of this was when Latrell picked up an offload about 15m out and his sheer strength and ability saw him crash over under the posts. Up to that point, Latrell had a quiet start to the game – he was biding his time at the back but when he decided to get involved it was just effortless. He threw the last pass before a try a few times today, scored two tries and his goal-kicking was also on point.

NRL game highlights.

Special mention needs to go to Cam Murray who was in a class of his own today. He set up the first three tries, made more tackles than the rest of the forward pack put together and led by example in every possible way. A real captain’s knock. He is a dead-set machine! He had plenty company across the park with Jai Arrow and Junior Tatola again always close to the action with the ball and heavily involved in defence. In fact, it was a couple of Arrow offloads that led to tries.

2 tries and 8 from 8 from Latrell Mitchell.
Davvy Moale was great off the bench today.

And even when the scoreboard was ticking over Souths didn’t take their foot off the pedal. You could see the same intensity with the ball and in defence even when the game was well and truly won and there were just a few minutes to go. I was worried that history would repeat itself after Souths led 26-0 at halftime the last time we played the Warriors in Magic Round. That day we only managed to scrape home 32-30. There were no such worries today, Souths came out for the second half as if it was 0-0 and they were starting all over again.

Liva, DSF & Keaon after full time today.

Izaac Thompson made a fine debut on the wing today and was even rewarded with a try. He’s a big unit this kid and he showed he’s got the size and skill for first grade. Inside him, Isaiah Tass continues to improve week after week and today he was always finding space with the ball and making some great tackles and defusing the Warriors attack. Daniel Suluka-Fifita was also a brilliant starter taking over from the suspended Tom Burgess.

Six Bunnies on the Sunshine Coast.

Oddly enough, despite having 59 per cent possession and dominant field position, Souths had more dropouts than the Warriors after we were tackled in our in-goal area. But I just want to state plain and simple here – I am NOT a fan of the short dropout. It’s a roll of the dice I’m not comfortable with. I preferred it when they roofed it 60m to keep the opposition away from our tryline. I don’t know why this has become a thing of late but I for one would prefer not to have the heart attack especially in a tight game.

Both Junior & Jaxson were great today.
Watch Garlo interview Sam Burgess.

And what’s with all the forward passes today. The worst one was when Latrell offloaded near our line after a kick. Just take the tackle and we get another five plays after that. There were also some passes in general play that the ref called forward. In a closer game this could prove costly. But overall it was an absolute pleasure to see Souths dominate a game like that. Easier on the arteries as well.

Josh Kemp and Michael Tasker in the Burrow today.

Next week we must aim up again like we did today we take on Parramatta who have found a bit of form. We seem to play well against the Eels and absolutely mauled them in the rain at Homebush in our last encounter a few weeks ago. This week, they are playing at home, so we need to be at our best to continue our march to the semi-finals. There’s something in the air and Souths appear to be in a positive frame of mind. We need that to continue plus we’ll be bolstered by the return of Campbell Graham as early as next week. Do we dare to dream of premiership glory?? Go big or go home I say. Let’s go Rabbitohs!!!

A try on debut for Izaac Thompson
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Special thanks to Kelly Brown for the images and videos from Sunshine Coast Stadium.

Sunshine Saturday – Game Day Gallery – Rabbitohs v Warriors

By Steve Mavin

Today at 3pm the Rabbitohs take on the Warriors at Sunshine Coast Stadium in a game that the Bunnies simply must win.

Greg Inglis in action, Warriors v South Sydney, Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, Sunday April 15th 2012. Digital image by Wayne Drought.

Souths currently sit 8th on the NRL ladder with 24 competition points and a differential of +70 with just 4 rounds left before the finals after todays clash.

Queensland based Rabbitoh Russell Hansen will be at the game today.

The teams we face in those last 4 games are all above us on the ladder – Eels (28pts +54), Panthers (36pts +294), Cowboys (30pts +208) and the ‘Evil Empire’ aka the Roosters (24pts +107) at the opening of the new Sydney Football Stadium. That is a tough run home and we will need to win a majority of those matches to ensure a finals berth.

The ‘Coal Train’ Dave Taylor : NRL Round 7, Souths v Warriors, MT Smart Stadium , April 15th 2012. Digital Image by Wayne Drought.

Souths overall record against the Warriors is an even split with 19 wins and 19 losses from 38 games since 1995. In magic round earlier this year the Rabbits let a 26-6 halftime lead erode to just a 2 point 32-30 victory.

Magic round highlights.

The Rabbitohs should beat the 13th placed Warriors (12pts -199) when you consider that we have won 11 games compared to their 5 wins but both teams are coming off losses. Souths went down in a golden point thriller 21-20 to the Sharks and the Warriors got the Storms season back on track with a 24-12 defeat.

Sam Burgess on the burst, Round 13 Rabbitohs v Warriors at Perth, Saturday June 7th 2014. Photo by Colin Whelan

The Kiwi team can’t make the finals but you can expect them to come out all guns blazing this arvo to salvage some pride from their season.

The Rabbitohs will need their big guns to return fire so look for Latrell Mitchell and Cody Walker to lead us to victory on top of a big performance from our forwards.

Our loyal Queensland based supporters will gather for a pre game function today in Birtinya.

The Bunnies will have loads of support when they take the field today with plenty of red & green locals like Russell Hansen plus we have Darren Brown and the Souths Players Association (SPA) boys in town for a 3 day event that included a function at the Duporth Tavern last night, the game today and the races tomorrow.

Josh Kemp, Michael Tasker and fellow Burrow members are also up north to represent the South Sydney army.

International Beer Day 2022

Today is International Beer Day 2022 and we have to admit that like most Aussies, we do enjoy a beer or 2 here on Rabbitohs Fan TV.

International Beer Day (IBD) is a celebration on the first Friday of every August founded in 2007 in California by Jesse Avshalomov.

“I love a home brew XPA” Grant Chappell

Since its inception, International Beer Day has grown from a small localized event in the western United States into a worldwide celebration spanning 207 cities, 80 countries and 6 continents.

Specifically, International Beer Day has three declared purposes:

  1. To gather with friends and enjoy the taste of beer.
  2. To celebrate those responsible for brewing and serving beer.
  3. To unite the world under the banner of beer, by celebrating the beers of all nations together on a single day. (Wikipedia)
Middleton Hotel, Queensland. Image Colin Whelan

We are proudly supported by The Juniors Group of Clubs (Kingsford, Maroubra & Malabar) and can think of no better place to get together with friends for a few beers.

The Rabbitohs home away from home.

The Henry Morris Legends Lounge Sports Bar at the Juniors Kingsford is the perfect place to watch the Rabbitohs away games and enjoy a variety of premium bottled and tap beers.

Alcohol free beers are also an increasingly popular option for non drinkers. The Carlton Zero is an example of a tasty option that allows you to wake up extremely fresh the next day.

Browny models for Young Henry’s.

The Rabbitohs are supported by Young Henrys and while we have no association with that brand we can say that Young Henrys Newtowner Pale Ale is a fantastic choice for craft beer connoisseurs.

Brendan Tillitzki & Vailahi.
Young Henrys Newtowner.
Colin Whelans amazing book for beer & travel lovers.
A beer drinker in Corfield, Queensland. Image Colin Whelan.
“From the beautiful gili islands. Looking forward to the game tomorrow.” Dylan Carroll

We hope you enjoy a beer of your choice today and please tell us your favourite beer and watering hole in the comments below.

“Izaac Thompson will debut on the wing tomorrow & Jaxson will play in the centres” Jason Demetriou

Jason Demetriou breaks the news that Izaac Thompson will make his NRL debut.

Rabbitohs coach Jason Demetriou has confirmed that Izaac Thompson will debut on the wing tomorrow against the Warriors & Jaxson Paulo will play in the centres.

Taane Milne will be 18th man.

Rabbitohs coach Jason Demitriou at todays captains run. Click image to watch.

By Steve Mavin

Sunshine Souths

Team Taaffe. Jane Kearns, Blake Taaffe & Bree Read.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs players spent time with Bunnies fans at todays captains run on the Sunny Coast.

Isaiah Tass & Buddy Gordon.

Pictures and video are courtesy of Grant Chappells’ cousins Jane Kearns & Bree Read who are both Bunnies supporters.

Queenslander!! Jane, Bree & Jai Arrow.
Trell Mit time! Jane & Latrell Mitchell.
The Bunnies & the fans.
Quick pic with Cody Walker.
Thumbs up Michael Chee Kam.
Ethans guide to the Sunny Coast.
Jane & Captain Cameron Murray.
Jane, Alex Johnston & Campbell Graham.
Bree, Jane & ‘The Goat’ Mark Nicholls.
Bree, Jane & Lachlan Ilias.
Watch our Rabbitohs v Warriors game preview here.

By Steve Mavin, Grant Chappell, Jane Kearns & Bree Read.

Team List Tuesday – Souths Sunshine Coast Super Saturday

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their NRL squad for round 21 against the Warriors at Sunshine Coast Stadium to be played this Saturday 6 August at 3pm.

Watch our game preview here. 👆🏻
Team list Tuesday.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Jason Demetriou has named Taane Milne in the centres to replace the injured Jed Cartwright. Blake Taaffe has been named on the interchange bench to replace the injured Kodi Nikorima.

Mark Nicholls returns from injury to replace the suspended Thomas Burgess.

NSW Cup try scoring machine Izaac Thompson has been named 18th man.

The Rabbitohs return to Sunshine Coast Stadium in 2022 for the fourth time since 2019 having won all three previous matches at the ground including two wins against this week’s opponents from New Zealand.

Tickets are available for pre-purchase from http://www.ticketek.com.au or at the gate on game day if not sold out prior. The Rabbitohs vs Warriors NRL match day is proudly supported by Sunshine Coast Council and Tourism and Events Queensland.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup and Jersey Flegg Cup teams will take on the Canberra Raiders at GIO Stadium in Canberra on Saturday 6 August with the Jersey Flegg Cup game commencing at 3pm and the NSW Cup fixture at 12:40pm.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs’ NRL squad for Saturday’s round 21 clash with the Warriors is:
1) Latrell Mitchell
2) Alex Johnston
3) Taane Milne
4) Isaiah Tass
5) Jaxson Paulo
6) Cody Walker
7) Lachlan Ilias
8) Junior Tatola
9) Damien Cook
10) Daniel Suluka-Fifita
11) Keaon Koloamatangi
12) Jai Arrow
13) Cameron Murray (c)
Interchange:
14) Blake Taaffe 15) Davvy Moale 16) Siliva Havili
17) Mark Nicholls 18) Izaac Thompson 19) Dean Hawkins 20) Richie Kennar 21) Shaquai Mitchell 22) Josh Mansour
Head Coach – Jason Demetriou

Watch on Rabbitohs Fan TV.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup squad for Saturday’s match up with the Raiders is:
1) Jacob Gagai (c)
2) Josh Mansour
3) Jake Tago
4) Richie Kennar
5) Cody Hodge
6) Jack Campagnolo
7) Dean Hawkins
8) Hugo Patterson
9) Shannon Gardiner
10) Shaquai Mitchell
11) Maila Chanfoon
12) Trent Peoples
13) James Hasson (c)
Interchange:
14) Romano Cook 15) Tallis Duncan 16) Tyson Hodge 17) D’Arcy Hardman 18) Yileen Gordon 19) Nic Mougios
Coach – Dane Dorahy

Darell Lea makes it better since 1927.

The Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg Cup squad for Saturday’s game against the Raiders is:
1) Tyrone Munro
2) Carson Kaho
3) Zane Bijorac
4) Wesley Bruines
5) Deijion Leugaimafa
6) Dion Teaupa
7) Mitchell Chester
8) Thomas Giles (c)
9) Keahlan Bray
10) Louis Grossemy
11) Taine Woodford
12) Cruise Tweedie
13) Jaxson Rahme
Interchange:
14) Dylan Williams 15) Isaiah Vailalo
16) Lachlan Gale 17) Dranza Hawe-De-Thierry 18) Trent Griffiths
19) Joseph Nohra 20) Isaac Chapman
Coach – Leon Latulipe

By Steve Mavin

Darrell Lea Dads Bag.

Rami & Ned – Footy, Federals, Food & Family

By Steve Mavin

This story began with a single photograph taken by Darren Brown on the 2nd of July 2022 at Accor Stadium after the Rabbitohs had defeated the Eels 30-12 in round 16 of the NRL season.

Ben, Ian, Steve, Rami & Nidal.

Browny & I were hosting the Rabbitohs post match function in the P&O Members Deck and before each show begins we try to meet a few fans and take photos to share on our website and social media.

Rami & Didal

This is how we met cousins Rami – an Eels fan & Nidal – the Rabbitohs man.

Rami as we were to discover later is a businessman who created the successful restaurant franchise Rashays with his wife Shannon. Chef Nidal has been involved with the business from the beginning and now works as a consultant at head office in Chester Hill.

Rashays Chicken with Creamy Mushroom Sauce.
Watch our chat with Rami & Nidal.

So I made an appointment and sat down with Rami & Nidal for a chat at Rashays head office in Chester Hill then on Sunday night I took my wife Samantha to Rashays Harbourside for dinner and a few drinks.

I am Rami Podcast.

During our interview it became clear that both Rami & Ned love their footy and grew up with rugby league as a central them in their lives. Both played for the Enfield Federals and looked forward to training, playing and watching the greatest game of all every week.

Watch the full interview here.

The food, drinks and service at Rashays were all first class. The beef ribs were an absolute standout, the meat was so tender and just melted in your mouth. The desserts are excellent and the unlimited soft drink is a nice touch. Sam highly recommended the Mcquigan Black Label Shiraz.

After our first visit to Rashays we can see why they are so popular, serving Aussie favourite meals of the highest quality.

The beef ribs are a must!

At work today when I mentioned the great dinner we enjoyed at Rashays, my workmate Nick Russell said “I’ve been to the Rashays at Tuggerah with my daughter and the food is sensational”.

Ramis YouTube channel.

The Shire Showdown – Team List Tuesday – Rabbitohs v Sharks Round 20 – Women In League

Team list Tuesday show.

Souths take on Cronulla on Saturday 5.30pm at Shark Park in a clash of two teams that are looking to secure a top 4 position in the run to the finals.

TLT v Sharks featuring Lachy Ilias

After 19 rounds of the competition the Sharks currently sit 3rd on the NRL ladder with 12 wins and a plus 107 points differential. The Rabbitohs are 6th with 11 wins and plus 71 points so this is a game the Bunnies really need to win to finish in the all important final 4.

A win will see us level on points with the Sharks and the 4th placed Broncos, a loss will open a 4 point gap that may be too hard too hard to bridge with a tough draw in the run home.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce their NRL squad for Women in League round 20 against the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at PointsBet Stadium to be played this Saturday 30 July at 5:30pm.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Jason Demetriou has made one change to the side that defeated the Melbourne Storm last Saturday night, that being naming Daniel Suluka-Fifita in the front row to replace the injured Mark Nicholls.

The Rabbitohs players will be wearing the Club’s Women in League jersey in this game against the Sharks, a replica of the Club’s Women’s jersey worn by the Rabbitohs Harvey Norman NSW Women’s Premiership team in that competition.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup team will play against Newtown at 3pm at Henson Park on Saturday 30 July and the Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg Cup team will play the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at 3:15pm on Saturday 30 July at PointsBet Stadium as a curtain raiser to the NRL fixture.

The South Sydney Rabbitohs’ NRL squad for Saturday’s round 20 clash with the Sharks is:
1) Latrell Mitchell
2) Alex Johnston
3) Jed Cartwright
4) Isaiah Tass
5) Jaxson Paulo
6) Cody Walker
7) Lachlan Ilias
8) Junior Tatola
9) Damien Cook
10) Daniel Suluka-Fifita
11) Keaon Koloamatangi
12) Jai Arrow
13) Cameron Murray (c)
Interchange:
14) Kodi Nikorima 15) Davvy Moale
16) Siliva Havili
17) Thomas Burgess 18) Blake Taaffe
19) Josh Mansour 20) Taane Milne
21) Zane Bijorac
22) Shaquai Mitchell
Head Coach – Jason Demetriou

Browny & Chaps in the studio today.

The Rabbitohs NSW Cup squad for Saturday’s match up with Newtown is:

1) Blake Taaffe
2) Josh Mansour
3) Jacob Gagai (c)
4) Richie Kennar
5) Izaac Thompson
6) Jack Campagnolo
7) Dean Hawkins
8) Hugo Patterson
9) Shannon Gardiner
10) Shaquai Mitchell
11) Taane Milne
12) Trent Peoples
13) James Hasson (c)
Interchange:
14) Romano Cook 15) Tallis Duncan 16) D’Arcy Hardman 17) Tyson Hodge 18) Maila Chanfoon 19) Nic Mougios
Coach – Dane Dorahy

Heather Hawkins tells her moving story at Yarra Bay Sailing Club.

The Rabbitohs Jersey Flegg Cup squad for Saturday’s game against the Sharks is:
1) Dion Teaupa
2) Carson Kaho
3) Zane Bijorac
4) Cruise Tweedie
5) Deijion Leugaimafa
6) Joseph Nohra
7) Mitchell Chester
8) Thomas Giles (c)
9) Keahlan Bray
10) Isaiah Vailalo
11) Taine Woodford
12) Louis Grossemy
13) Jaxson Rahme
Interchange:
14) Isaac Chapman
15) TJ Toevai
16) Lachlan Gale
17) Dranza Hawe-De-Thierry 18) Trent Griffiths
Coach – Leon Latulipe

Our new camera is revealed!

By Steve Mavin

Souths Stop Storm – AJ 79 From 79 – Jed Stars – Rabbitohs 24 Melbourne 12

By Steve Mavin last night at Accor Stadium

The mighty Rabbitohs won their 4th game in a row last night at Accor Stadium when they defeated the Storm for just the 6th time in 24 years.

Grant Chappell interviewed Campbell Graham in the P&O Members Deck.

A crowd of around 11000 mostly Souths supporters were at the game and for the majority of the 80 minutes the home side dominated in both attack and defence.

The Brooks

Jed Cartwright was one of the Bunnies best in his new role as starting right centre. Halfback Lachy Ilias was tremenous and scored a brilliant try backing up on the inside of a clever Keaon Koloamatangi ball. Keaon too was at his barnstorming best scoring the opening try and leading his team with 181 run metres.

The Symonds.

An Alex Johnston double took his record at Accor Stadium to an incredible 79 tries from 79 games and he went very close to making it 80 after Latrell Mitchell kicked ahead in what would have been one of the tries of the season.

Latrell had a relatively quiet game by recent standards but still set up 2 tries that would ultimately be the margin of victory for his team. It is no coincidence that the Bunnies remain undefeated since ‘Trell Mit’ returned from injury. If we can keep this squad fit then bring back Campbell Graham before the finals a run at title number 22 is entirely possible.

Chaps, Samara & Cashy.

This was an important win for the club and moves them to 6th on the ladder on 24 points, 4 points clear of the 8th placed Roosters. Next week Souths take on the 3rd placed Sharks in another blockbuster clash 5.30pm away at Pointsbet Stadium.

NRL Game Highlights.
Glory glory in the P&O Members Deck last night.
The McDermotts
Gus & JJ
Brendan Tillitzki
Young fans sang with Charlie.
Souths members at our show last night.

Rabbitohs Fan TV 3rd Birthday Today!

We created our very first episode of Rabbitohs Radio Podcast on the 20th of July 2019 so today is our 3rd birthday.

The Rabbitohs Fan TV team – Darren Brown, Grant Chappell & Steve Mavin at Redfern today.

We’ve come a long way since that day and have enjoyed every minute. Our show has evolved from just a podcast to now include a YouTube channel – Rabbitohs Fan TV.

Rabbitohs Radio Episode 1

It was fitting that all three of us – Chaps, Browny and Mavo were at Redfern today watching the Rabbitohs prepare for the Storm clash, taking photos and conducting interviews with Cookie, Keaon & AJ.

Chaps chat with Cookie today.

We’d like to thank everyone who has supported us along the way and we look forward to many more birthdays to come!

The YouTube version of our first podcast on the 20th July 2019
2019 in the studio.