Jeff Lima plays his first season with the Rabbitohs in 2013 after having two seasons in the English Super League with the Wigan Warriors. Lima rejoins with Head Coach Michael Maguire in 2013, having worked with him at both Melbourne and Wigan throughout his career. Won the Lance Todd Trophy as man-of-the-match in the Challenge Cup Final in 2011. Jeff is a father of two young daughters.
Junior club: Mangere East Hawks
Place of birth: Auckland, NZ
Representative honours: Two Tests for Samoa (2004, 2013); Six Tests for New Zealand (2007, 2009)
Previous clubs and years: Tigers (2004); Storm (2006-10); Wigan (2011-12)
First grade debut: Tigers vs Sea Eagles, Leichhardt Oval, 25 April 2004 (Rd 7)
Rabbitohs debut: Rabbitohs vs Roosters, Allianz Stadium, 7 March 2013 (Rd 1)
First Grade Games: 118 (20 for the Rabbitohs) **60 English Super League
First Grade Tries: 10 (1 for the Rabbitohs) **7 English Super League
First Grade Goals: 1 (0 for the Rabbitohs)
First Grade Points: 42 (4 for the Rabbitohs) **28 English Super League
What do you like to do outside of football: Relax with my family.
Education: De La Salle College in New Zealand and Patrician Brothers in Blacktown.
What do you remember about your debut game: Scoring a try.
What are your goals in Rugby League: To win premierships.
What's the best advice you've received from someone: Work hard and don't let anyone get in the way of what you want.
What was your first job: Storeman.
What are you reading at the moment: The Bible.
Favourite book: The Bible.
Favourite song/album on your iPod: I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas.
What is your favourite place to go on holiday: Samoa.
Where is one place in the world you want to go, but are yet to travel to: Fiji.
Which actor would play you best in a movie: Brad Pitt.
Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions: No haircut or shave the day before the game.
Which meal do you cook best: Chicken and rice.
What could you not live without: Wife and kids.
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: Storeman.
Best moment in your Rugby League career so far: Man of the Match in the Challenge Cup Final in England for Wigan against Leeds.
What advice do you have for junior Rugby League players: If you want something in life, work hard for it.
Which of the young players at the Rabbitohs has the most potential and why: Tyrone Phillips, Tom Burgess and George Burgess. They all have talent, and are big, strong and powerful.
Of all the past South Sydney players, who are the top three you would liked to have played with? (Drew S. – Member # 36922): Just one at the moment - Nigel Vagana.
What transforms a group of athletes into a strong united team? (Bill K. – Member # 27210): Work, effort and sticking together through tough times.
Who were your favourite players when you were a kid (Nik J. – Member # 1914): Ruben Wiki and Allan Langer.
Who is the biggest pest in the team and why (Kieran H. – Member # 349): Nathan Peats.
What is the funniest thing you've seen or heard on a football field? (Scott - Member # 5475): A mobile phone ringing in the middle of the field while there's a game on.
At the end of your football career, what would you like to be remembered for as a Rabbitohs player? (Anthony D. - Member # 12410): A hard worker and a humble person that gave his best week in and week out.