Rabbitohs TV Top 10

Our Rabbitohs TV YouTube channel was created on the 10th of August 2019 & to date has had 203,728 views.

Last Saturday on the day the Rabbitohs defeated the Dragons 20-16 at the Sunshine Coast Stadium we surged past 1k total subscribers, a milestone that we are ecstatic to have achieved.

YouTube is an American online video sharing and social media platform owned by Google. It was launched in February 2005 by Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim. It is the second most visited website, with more than one billion monthly users who collectively watch more than one billion hours of videos each day. As of May 2019, videos were being uploaded at a rate of more than 500 hours of content per minute.

Our top 10 videos are listed below with quotes from Rabbitohs TV hosts Grant Chappell (Chaps), Darren Brown (Browny) & Steve Mavin (Mavo).

Number 10 | Damien Cook gives his jersey to Noela Cini

Browny says “I was at this game and saw this gesture happen live. It just shows you that Damien Cook is all class and how much the fans mean to him. Well done Cookie.”

Mavo says “I know the Cini family well, they are the best & this presentation to Noela by Cookie is a moment they will never forget.”

This video is what YouTube now call a ‘Short’ with a red S symbol on the bottom right corner. A Short is a video shot with the phone or camera in the upright portrait position. The format is commonly used by TikTok, Instagram story & Snapchat.

The preferred method for YouTube videos is when they are shot in landscape so that the screen appears like it would on TV or in the cinema.

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Number 9 | “I’ve been playing fullback my whole life…I’m ready for the challenge.” Blake Taaffe

Blake did exceptionally well in his first appearance before the media.

Chaps says – “Rookie fullback Blake Taaffe who is filling in for the injured Latrell Mitchell, handled his 1st press conference like a seasoned veteran, answering questions from the media with a smile and a quiet air of confidence.”

“When quizzed by a journalist if Nathan Cleary would target him Blake replied that he had played fullback his whole life & if Cleary targeted him he’d be up for the challenge.”

“It’s the sort of response you expect from a Wayne Bennett coached player.”

Browny says – “Taaffe has a big future & has handled everything that’s been thrown at him so far. The kid plays with high energy, he’s got skill and is as tough as nails.”

Mavo says “I know Blakes’ dad Darren & uncle Brad plus my wife grew up with Blakes mum Dorothy & Darren so I am biased when it comes to young Blake.”

“I would really love to see him succeed in the NRL & show everyone what he can do.”

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Number 8 | Tallis Duncan Highlights

We had Tallis Duncan on the show on June 19th this year & his highlights video showcases the ability of this young Rabbitoh who re-signed with the club this year.

Browny says – “I found Tallis to be a very respectful and polite young kid. A country boy who loves his footy. Looking forward to watching Tallis progress through the Rabbitohs system.”

Mavo says “Tallis works at my gym in Zetland so I chat to him whenever we cross paths. I also get to watch him up close on the field when I shoot footage of the pathways games. He’s a tough kid & doesn’t mind ripping right in out there on the field.”

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Number 7 | All In Brawl, Head Butt & A Try On The Bell | Rabbitohs v Roosters 1988

Mavo says – “Back when I was playing a lot of the games weren’t televised so the only footage was the coaches file tape with no sound shot by one camera from the grandstand.”

“If there was a game that I played ok in George Piggins would give me the VHS tape to keep. Over the years I converted these tapes to DVD then into digital files & to add some interest I’ve narrated a few like the one below.”

Browny says – “Always loved playing against the Roosters and knowing there was going to be a stink.”

“Those games were always full of spite and more often than not we got the win and also won the fight!”

Chaps says – “Any day we beat the ‘Evil Empire’ is a good day.”

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Number 6 | Jersey Flegg Relay Final 1986

Mavo says “I used to love racing in the school carnivals & the sprints were my favourite because once I got going I could usually motor home to the finish.”

“In this Flegg relay at the S.C.G. we didn’t get the best start & although I had a rails run we just missed out.”

Browny says – “I remember Mavo as a kid was big, fast and powerful. He was a forward and was as fast as any back in the club.”

“Then he moved to the backs and was a swan diving, try scoring machine. Loved playing with Mavo.”

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Les ‘Bundy’ Davidson Can Row

Browny says – “I came into grade as young 18 year old and Bundy taught me how to play tough. He also showed me how to train tough. He once told me you can have all the skill in the world but if you’re not prepared to put in the hard yards off the field you won’t last long.”

“Those words stuck in my head and from that day I trained my ass off and I was rewarded by having a long career in the top grade.”

Mavo says “Bundy is a champion bloke & his sons Reece & Trace are fantastic guys too.”

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Number 4 | The 1989 Rabbitohs Have Lunch With George Piggins At The Juniors

Browny says – “What an awesome day. It was a surprise for George and I remember him getting emotional when he saw us all there.”

“We fell short of winning the premiership in 1989 but that moment and being present when George got emotional was worth more than a premiership.”

Mavo says – “We shot some nice footage for this one, it was great to see George happy & also the cameo appearances by the great Bobby Ginman was a highlight.”

Chaps says – “George Piggins is an icon of this club.”

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Number 3 | South Sydney Rabbitohs Victory Song

Browny says – “What a great song. I still get goosebumps when I sing it.”

“It reminds me of mateship and how proud I was to play for this famous club.”

Mavo says – “I love singing this song, it’s special & brings back memories of victories playing for Souths.”

Number 2 | Hall Of Fame trainer Johnny Lewis talks about boxing legend Kostya Tszyu

Browny says – “I’ve known Johnny all my life and we’re still good friends to this day.”

“You wouldn’t meet a nicer bloke, a dead set legend in more ways than one. He has nurtured so many great people throughout their careers and turned them into champions.”

Mavo says “I used to see Johnny around quite a bit & while I don’t know him that well l’ll never forget the time he told me that I was always welcome to come & train with him at Newtown Police Boys.”

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Number 1 | Jersey Flegg Sprint Final

Browny says – “The sprint and relays were highlights of the day throughout the finals series. The crowds got behind their clubs that were competing.”

“It was also a great experience for the young up and coming players getting the opportunity to be on the big stage in front of the roaring crowds.”

Mavo says “A few years earlier than this race I made the final but was diqualified for breaking the start. I was shattered at the time because I thought I could win.”

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