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Gus Isn't An Ordinary Member!

Andréa Mandadakis


Angus Crichton isn’t the only Gus in Red and Green hailing from country New South Wales! Meet the 5-week old lamb named Gus who’s just become our newest Rabbitohs Pet Member.

It was a tough start to life for Gus when he was outcasted from his flock and left to fend for himself. Luckily, animal lover and Rabbitohs fanatic Jess took in the young lamb and cared for him.

Jess is a proud Rabbitohs Member so it wasn’t long until Gus was signed up for the 2018 season as a Pet Member. Gus is already getting himself amongst it and donning his Red and Green supporter gear whenever he can.

“He’s only about 5 weeks old. We live on a big property and we have a few other animals, but his mother didn’t want him so we hand fed him and raised him,” said Jess.

“His whole family are Members, he doesn’t get a choice. He sleeps on the lounge, he has a bed inside with his own Rabbitohs doona cover.”

Jess and her family come from a town called Wombat in the South West Slopes which is just south of Young, the hometown of Angus Crichton. A fact that made it easy for Jess to decide on a name for her new lamb.


“We’re in Wombat, just south of Young, where Angus Crichton is from. We know his family quite well. That's how Gus got his name!" said Jess.

“There’s about 12,000 people here, it’s the Cherry capital of Australia, and there are plenty of rabbits out here too.”

Despite being nearly 400km away from the Rabbitohs’ heartland in Sydney, Jess said that her passionate family always make time to get to see the Red and Green in action, particularly with the use of Flexi Memberships.

“We always watch all the games and we try to get to as many as possible,” she said.

“We use the Flexi Membership and we love it. We’ve never had a problem.”

Jess joked that if there was ever a pet Members bar at ANZ Stadium, she would definitely bring Gus along to enjoy the game alongside his family.

“We’d love to,” she laughed.

“One game we could bring him down, he loves travelling in the car.”

Check out Gus' Facebook page here.