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Top 5 Rabbitohs Of The 1990s

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There is no denying the Rabbitohs are a Club with a great history full of great players. The team at Rabbitohs.com.au have put our heads together to look back and name, in our opinion, the Top 5 Players of each decade from the 1950s to the 2000s.

Here are our Top 5 Players of the 1990s - Let us know what you think on Twitter or Facebook!

5) Sean Garlick

A former policeman, Sean Garlick, debuted for Souths in 1990. After four seasons with the side, he moved to play for the Eastern Suburbs before returning to the Rabbitohs in 1997. He captained the Clubs last season in 1999 before the Club was excluded from the NRL competition. Hanging up his boots in 1999, Garlick returned to the Club again in 2002 as Football Operations Manager. 

Born

6 August 1969

Position

Hooker

Club Appearance

96

Club Points

56 (14 Tries)

 

4) Craig Wing

Wing made his NRL debut in 1998 with Souths. If it wasn't for the Club's exclusion from the competition forcing Wing to look elsewhere he may have gone on to become a huge influence at the Rabbitohs. He returned to the red and green in 2008 playing a further 28 games through to the end of 2009. A versatile player, Wing made the move to Japan and swap to rugby union most recently playing for the Kobelco Steelers. 

Born

26 December 1979

Position

Halfback, Hooker, Five-Eighth, Fullback, Lock

Club Appearance

71

Club Points

82 (20 Tries, 1 Goal)

Representative Honours

17 Tests for Australia, 12 Matches for NSW, 6 Matches for NSW City

Representative Points

4 for Australia (1 Try), 8 for NSW (2 Tries), 12 for NSW City (3 Tries)

 

3) Terry Hermansson

Nicknamed “The Rock”, Hermansson began his Australian rugby league career with Souths in 1993 after playing with English Second Division club, Doncaster, in 1989-90. After two seasons, Hermansson moved to play at another club only to return to Souths for the 1998 season. 

Born

11 August 1967

Position

Prop

Club Appearance

45

Club Points

20 (5 Tries)

Representative Honours

4 Tests for New Zealand, 3 Tests for New Zealand Maori, 1 Match for Rest Of The World

Representative Points

4 (1 Try)

 

2) Tyran Smith

Brother-in-law of Anthony Mundine, Smith represented seven clubs during his career, starting out with Souths in 1993 through until the end of 1996. Now holding the position of Director of Sportsplayer Management, Smith made eight appearances for New Zealand and represented the New Zealand Maori in three matches in the 2000 World Cup. 

Born

15 March 1974

Position

Centre, Back-Rower

Club Appearance

52

Club Points

32 (8 Tries)

Representative Honours

8 Tests for New Zealand, 3 Tests for New Zealand Maori

Representative Points

4 (1 Try)

 

1) Mark Carroll

Representing the red and green for five seasons, Carroll was consistently one of Souths' best players in the early 1990s. Despite leaving the Club after a season in 1999, Carroll was a dedicated supporter of the Rabbitohs during the reinstatement into the NRL in 2002. He was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 for his contribution to Australia’s international standing in rugby league. 

Born

26 February 1967

Position

Prop, Second-Row

Club Appearance

84

Club Points

25 (6 Tries, 1 Field Goal)

Representative Honours

12 Tests for Australia, 7 Matches for NSW, 4 Matches for NSW City, 22 Matches for London (English League)