Ben Te’o joins the Rabbitohs in 2013 off the back of his best season in the NRL with the Broncos last year. Te’o represented Queensland and was selected in the Australian squad in 2012. Keen to establish himself as a starting forward in the Rabbitohs pack in 2013.
Junior club: Hibiscus Coast Raiders
Place of birth: Auckland, NZ
Representative honours: One game for Queensland (2012); Australian squad (2012); World Cup for Samoa (2008)
Previous clubs and years: Tigers (2007-08); Broncos (2009-12)
First grade debut: Tigers vs Dragons, ANZ Stadium, 13 May 2007 (Rd 9)
Rabbitohs debut: Rabbitohs vs Roosters, ANZ Stadium, 7 March 2013 (Rd 1)
First Grade Games: 121 (10 for the Rabbitohs)
First Grade Tries: 39 (1 for the Rabbitohs)
First Grade Points: 156 (4 for the Rabbitohs)
What do you like to do outside of football: Watch YouTube.
Education: Orewa College, NZ; St Pauls College, NZ; Keebra Park SHS, Aus.
What do you remember about your debut game: Winning!
What are your goals in Rugby League: Win comps and play rep footy.
What's the best advice you've received from someone: Run hard, tackle hard - from my Dad.
What was your first job: Paper boy.
Favourite book: James and the Giant Peach.
Favourite song/album on your iPod: Make Up to Break Up - Ashanti.
What is your favourite place to go on holiday: New York.
Where is one place in the world you want to go, but are yet to travel to: Germany.
Which actor would play you best in a movie: Ronnie Coleman.
Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions: Have to take salt tablets.
Which meal do you cook best: Spaghetti Bolognese.
What could you not live without: Internet.
What was your best subject at school: PE.
What was your worst subject at school: Maths.
If you were not a footballer what would you be doing: Studying at Uni.
Earliest football memory: Under 8s playing barefoot.
Best moment in your Rugby League career so far: Playing Origin.
Moment that changed your career: Moving to Australia.
What advice do you have for junior Rugby League players: Eat healthy and get fit.
Which of the young players at the Rabbitohs has the most potential and why: Api Koroisau, because he trains hard.
What's on your bucket list? (Barbara V. – Member # 38394): Have kids.
Who is the most inspirational player or person on your career and how have they positively affected your football? (Kortlee M. – Member # 2351): My Dad. He backed me to move to Australia.
What is your greatest achievement outside of Rugby League so far? (Steve W. - Member # 28030): Staying fit and healthy.
Of all the past South Sydney players, who are the top three you would liked to have played with? (Drew S. – Member # 36922): Clive Churchill, John Sattler and Bob McCarthy.
What transforms a group of athletes into a strong united team? (Bill K. – Member # 27210): Trust.
Who is your favourite South Sydney player of all time (Carl H. – Member # 3002): Ben Te'o! Haha.
What does it mean to you to wear the red and green of South Sydney (John G. – Member # 29026): Very proud.
Who were your favourite players when you were a kid (Nik J. – Member # 1914): Jonah Lomu.
What would winning Souths' 21st premiership mean to you (Philip C. – Member # 14140): Career highlight.
Who is the biggest pest in the team and why (Kieran H. – Member # 349): Peats - he gets bad hair cuts and facial hair.
What is the funniest thing you've seen or heard on a football field? (Scott - Member # 5475): Tonie Carroll trying to jump over the ref and knocking him out.
At the end of your football career, what would you like to be remembered for as a Rabbitohs player? (Anthony D. - Member # 12410): Someone who everyone enjoyed playing with.