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What would Twitter have said about John Sattler playing almost the entire 1970 Grand Final with a badly broken jaw? It’s time to find out.

The world has changed significantly in 44 years, so we go back to a pivotal game in the history of South Sydney and rugby league – the 1970 Grand Final between Souths and Manly – to imagine what Twitter would have looked like had it been used at the time.

The 1970 Grand Final saw the Rabbitohs notch up their 19th Premiership crown. But the now famed match produced much more than just another Rabbitohs Grand Final win, rather providing one of the most enduring images of toughness that the game has ever seen in the form of Souths Captain, John Sattler, playing almost the entire match with a badly broken jaw courtesy of a John Bucknall punch.

Today, South Sydney’s Digital Media Team live-tweet all your Rabbitohs games, meaning you can follow the boys’ progress even when you’re well away from more traditional methods of keeping in touch. Social media has brought the game and your involvement in the conversation directly to your pocket, wherever you are!

So take a journey back to the 1970’s by pressing play on the video player.


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