Nevertheless, for more than 30 years, the Roosters had it pretty much their own way. Professionalism. Sponsorship. The big end of town. We had to watch it all green with envy. But, despite the agony we felt just a couple of months ago with the signing of boom forward Angus Crichton by the Roosters for 2019, that kind of dominance is over now.
The Roosters won't ever surrender to us without one hell of a fight, though. To beat them takes more than our bodies, more than our hearts, and more than our minds. To beat them requires that we commit our souls to the spirit of the cardinal and myrtle: the creed of the Rabbitoh.
That's how it's been for a hundred and ten years, and that's how it is now. It's time to forge another era of superiority over the Roosters and to show them, again, that they are truly, indisputably, just like the banner says: “Forever In Our Shadow”.
- Mark Courtney, The Book of Feuds.