South Sydney Rabbitohs Team
The South Sydney Rabbitohs (aka 'Rabbitohs') are a South Sydney based Rugby League team.
South Sydney have moved to shore up their forward depth by signing former Canberra back-rower Joe Picker for the 2014 season.
South Sydney Rabbitohs Chief Executive Shane Richardson has given his backing to the development of rugby league in the Czech Republic.
England coach Steve McNamara has defended the disciplinary record of star forward Sam Burgess after he was ruled out of Saturday's World Cup match against Ireland through suspension.
By Liam FitzGibbon CARDIFF, Oct 24 AAP-PA - England have named three Burgess brothers in the squad to face Australia in the rugby league World Cup opener but Canterbury Bulldogs enforcer James Graham was surprisingly left out
South Sydney prop George Burgess capped off a stellar NRL season by being named Dally M rookie of the Year on the same day he was selected in England's World Cup squad.
South Sydney coach Michael Maguire often insisted this year that the Rabbitohs NRL premiership drought did not weigh around the necks of his players, but with each passing year of near misses the expectation only grows.
Manly are into their fourth grand final in seven years as South Sydney stumbled at the penultimate hurdle for the second straight year with a heartbreaking 30-20 NRL preliminary final loss to the Sea Eagles at ANZ Stadium.
SNAPSHOT OF THE NRL FIRST PRELIMINARY FINAL Result: Manly 30 bt South Sydney 20 at ANZ Stadium
So much for fatigue. All the doubters who reckoned Manly would tire after two gruelling finals and fade against a fresher Souths in Friday's NRL preliminary were proven horribly wrong.
A breathtaking start and desperate goaline defence handed South Sydney a 14-6 halftime lead over Manly in their NRL preliminary final at ANZ Stadium.
KEY MATCH-UPS FOR FRIDAY'S NRL PRELIMINARY FINAL BETWEEN MANLY AND SOUTH SYDNEY AT ANZ STADIUM: * GREG INGLIS v BRETT STEWART: Two of the premier fullbacks in the game and both vital players for their teams
Preview of NRL preliminary finals (all times AEST):
South Sydney co-captain Michael Crocker has announced his retirement after failing to recover from a knee injury.
The Burgess clan believes those NRL fans heading to Friday night's preliminary final between Manly and South Sydney with an expectation of fireworks, frays and all-in brawls might go home disappointed.
Teams named for Preliminary Final of the NRL (all times local):
If forwards win finals, then South Sydney might already have one hand on the NRL premiership trophy.
Just days out from their first sudden-death game of 2013, South Sydney have been forced to defend themselves against accusations of dirty play in a bid to end 42 years of premiership futility.
South Sydney veteran Roy Asotasi claims fellow prop Jeff Lima won't be changing his game in light of suggestions he could be a target for retribution from the Manly pack in Friday night's NRL preliminary final.
South Sydney Rabbitohs Team Details
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South Sydney Rabbitohs