Happy New Year to all Rabbitohs Members and fans! The 2014 NRL season is nearly upon us, with just under two months remaining before the Rabbitohs kick-off their campaign against the Sydney Roosters on March 6 at ANZ Stadium.
After a record-breaking 2013 season that saw the men in red and green amass their highest ever season tally of competition and on-field points – as well as a myriad of other achievements – the Rabbitohs and their growing group of Members prepare for their 104th campaign
With a playing roster bolstered by some new recruits and the Club’s seven World Cup campaigners returning to the fold, season 2014 poses a number of salivating propositions for you.
Round one – Rabbitohs vs Roosters
A combined total of just under 100,000 people (95,660) saw the Rabbitohs and Roosters do battle in round one and round 26 of 2013 (the round 26 minor premiership tussle attracting a record 59,708), making the local derby one of the NRL’s biggest drawcards. Both sides came away with a win apiece across both matches with Souths taking the coveted Ron Coote Cup. But with the Roosters coming away with the minor premiership against the red and greens, March 6, 2014 promises to have some extra feeling as the enthralling next chapter to the longest rivalry in the game is played out at our home ground. Save the date!
The return of seven World Cup representatives
The Rabbitohs boasted a healthy representation at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup, with Greg Inglis (Australia), Issac Luke, Bryson Goodwin (New Zealand), Apisai Koroisau (Fiji) and Sam, George and Thomas Burgess (England) all turning out for their respective nations. Each Rabbitohs international played an integral role for their country and will be better for the experience coming into the 2014 NRL season.
The new faces
South Sydney will be bolstered by a number of new faces this coming season, with the likes of Chris Grevsmuhl, Joe Picker and Joel Reddy set to pull on the red and green jersey for the very first time in 2014. In addition, the Rabbitohs top squad will feature a number of players who have graduated from the 2013 NYC (under 20’s) competition, including the likes of Aaron Gray and Cameron McInnes among a host of other promising talent.
The growing Membership base
With the biggest Membership base in the NRL in 2013 – and with the target of 32,000 set for 2014 – Rabbitohs Members are among the game’s most passionate fans. Join the ever-growing number of supporters who Stand Above The Rest every season by becoming a Rabbitohs 2014 Member.
Now is the time to show your support, and become a real part of the Rabbitohs team! The year has begun, the boys are ready to go, the countdown to kick off is on. We need you to Stand Above The Rest in 2014!
Easy Ways to ‘Stand Above the Rest’ in 2014:
Renewing or joining on a Membership has never been easier. Don’t forget the affordable Rolling Rabbit Payment Plan option where you can pay for your Membership over monthly instalments.
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PHONE: Membership Team on 1300 SOUTHS (1300 768 847)
IN PERSON: Visit the Membership Team at Level 4 261-265 Chalmers Street Redfern (M-F 9am-5pm)
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