Tyrone Phillips is an exciting prospect that is equally comfortable at fullback as he is at centre. Pace and ball skills make Phillips a dangerous prospect every time he gets his hands on the ball. Phillips is a member of the IPROWD program helping guide indigenous students into a career with the NSW Police Force.
Junior club: La Perouse Panthers
Place of birth: Sydney, NSW
Nickname: T, Ty, Sly Ty
Representative honours: NSW under 18s (2012); NSW under 16s (2010); NSW Indigenous under 16s (2009-10); NSW CHS (2009)
Under 20s Games: 46 (46 for the Rabbitohs)
Under 20s Tries: 24 (24 for the Rabbitohs)
Under 20s Points: 96 (96 for the Rabbitohs)
Current occupation/study: Studying a Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology) at Charles Sturt University Bathurst through the IPROWD program.
What do you like to do outside of football: Watch movies all day in bed, hang at the beach and go fishing. Anything that's fun and exciting.
Education: Completed HSC at Matraville Sports High School in 2011. Studying a Bachelor of Social Science (Criminology) at CSU Bathurst.
What are your goals in Rugby League: To play for South Sydney, NSW and Australia.
What's the best advice you've received from someone: Never give up and always believe in yourself.
What was your first job: Paper boy.
What are you reading at the moment: The Life of Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Favourite book: The Art of War - Sun Tzu.
Favourite song/album on your iPod: Pop It - YG.
What is your favourite place to go on holiday: Fiji.
Where is one place in the world you want to go, but are yet to travel to: Greece.
Which actor would play you best in a movie: Chris Tucker.
Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions: I have my favourite red speedos I wear.
Which meal do you cook best: Peanut butter on toast.
What could you not live without: My family.
What was your best subject at school: Geography.
What was your worst subject at school: Computers.
If you were not a footballer what would you be doing: Pilot.
Earliest football memory: Knowing that when half time came around my Coach would have fruit salad ready for the team.
Best moment in your Rugby League career so far: Re-signing with South Sydney until the end of 2014.
What advice do you have for junior Rugby League players: Be the player everyone wants to play with and never give up. Have confidence in what you do and believe in yourself.
Which of the young players at the Rabbitohs has the most potential and why: Liam Coleman. He has a great work ethic on and off the field.
What's on your bucket list? (Barbara V. – Member # 38394): To travel around the world with my family, own my own business and have a massive house.
Who is the most inspirational player or person on your career and how have they positively affected your football? (Kortlee M. – Member # 2351): My mother. She's been there since day one and has never given up on me.
Of all the past South Sydney players, who are the top three you would liked to have played with? (Drew S. – Member # 36922): Sean Garlick, Craig Coleman and John Sattler.
What transforms a group of athletes into a strong united team? (Bill K. – Member # 27210): Bonding together, training hard and becoming close mates outside of training hours.
Who is your favourite South Sydney player of all time (Carl H. – Member # 3002): Nathan Merritt.
What does it mean to you to wear the red and green of South Sydney (John G. – Member # 29026): I've been a South Sydney junior growing up and I plan to stay at this Club for as long as I can, and I'm here to make a change.
Who were your favourite players when you were a kid (Nik J. – Member # 1914): Johnathan Thurston and Matty Bowen.
What would winning Souths' 21st premiership mean to you (Philip C. – Member # 14140): Absolutely would mean the world to me and I'd love to play in that team that wins the next one.
Who is the biggest pest in the team and why (Kieran H. – Member # 349): Luke Keary. He never stops annoying me and is always in my ear. He thinks he's all muscle as well!
What is the funniest thing you've seen or heard on a football field? (Scott - Member # 5475): My telling a member of my team to toughen up and he had a cry about it.
At the end of your football career, what would you like to be remembered for as a Rabbitohs player? (Anthony D. - Member # 12410): The player everyone wants to play with.