Nathan Peats had a strong second half to the Rabbitohs’ 2012 season and will be working hard to earn more game time in 2012. Nathan played in the 2012 Indigenous All Stars team. Nathan’s father, Geordi, is a former Rabbitohs hooker. He’s never short of a word around training.
Junior club: La Perouse Panthers
Place of birth: Sydney, NSW
Nickname: Peatsy, Piggy Peats
Representative honours: One game for City Origin (2013); Two games for Indigenous All Stars (2012-13); NSW Indigenous under 16s
First grade debut: Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles, Bluetongue Stadium, 1 April 2011 (Rd 4)
Rabbitohs debut: Rabbitohs vs Sea Eagles, Bluetongue Stadium, 1 April 2011 (Rd 4)
First Grade Games: 54 (54 for the Rabbitohs)
First Grade Tries: 6 (6 for the Rabbitohs)
First Grade Points: 24 (24 for the Rabbitohs)
Under 20s Games: 46 (46 for the Rabbitohs)
Under 20s Tries: 14 (14 for the Rabbitohs)
Under 20s Points: 56 (56 for the Rabbitohs)
What do you like to do outside of football: Nothing. I'm very lazy.
Community activities: Souths Cares Teachers' Aide program at La Perouse Public School.
What do you remember about your debut game: Very fast.
What are your goals in Rugby League: Like everyone I want to play Origin, for Australia and win a premiership.
What's the best advice you've received from someone: Training hard always beats talent when talent doesn't train hard.
What was your first job: Pizza boy.
What are you reading at the moment: Foxtel TV guide
Favourite song/album on your iPod: Anything from Tinie Tempah.
What is your favourite place to go on holiday: Bali.
Where is one place in the world you want to go, but are yet to travel to: South America.
Which actor would play you best in a movie: Denzel Washington.
Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions: I wear the same pair of cozzies in every game.
Which meal do you cook best: Tacos.
What could you not live without: My Mum.
What was your best subject at school: PE.
What was your worst subject at school: Science.
If you were not a footballer what would you be doing: Firefighter.
Earliest football memory: Playing in under 8s.
Best moment in your Rugby League career so far: My debut game, and the comeback against the Dragons after we were 20-nil down and scoring my first try in first grade.
Moment that changed your career: One game in the under 20s when I got my first start at hooker in round 12.
What advice do you have for junior Rugby League players: Train hard and dedicate yourself.
Which of the young players at the Rabbitohs has the most potential and why: Tyrone Phillips.
What's on your bucket list? (Barbara V. – Member # 38394): Bungee jumping.
Who is the most inspirational player or person on your career and how have they positively affected your football? (Kortlee M. – Member # 2351): My Mum. Everything I do is for her.
What is your greatest achievement outside of Rugby league so far? (Steve W. - Member # 28030): Buying my first home.
Of all the past South Sydney players, who are the top three you would liked to have played with? (Drew S. – Member # 36922): My Dad Geordi Peats, Les Davidson and Bob McCarthy.
What transforms a group of athletes into a strong united team? (Bill K. – Member # 27210): Team bonding.
What does it mean to you to wear the red and green of South Sydney (John G. – Member # 29026): Great honour.
Who were your favourite players when you were a kid (Nik J. – Member # 1914): Brad Fittler.
What would winning Souths' 21st premiership mean to you (Philip C. – Member # 14140): It would mean the world to me. A dream come true.
Who is the biggest pest in the team and why (Kieran H. – Member # 349): Adam Reynolds. He wets my boots on the field.
What is the funniest thing you've seen or heard on a football field? (Scott - Member # 5475): Watching Crock fall over every day then look back and blame the grass!
At the end of your football career, what would you like to be remembered for as a Rabbitohs player? (Anthony D. - Member # 12410): As a competitor who gave it his all and was a privilege to play with.