For 29 years, I waited for October 5th 2014. I waited to witness my heroes show their super powers and win the premiership that I longed for so passionately.
I waited through the tough times, I waited while Brisbane, Melbourne, the Roosters, the Bulldogs, the Wests Tigers and others all engraved their names into the history books. It was all I wanted – success for the Mighty Rabbitohs, to know what it’s like to be the winners, the last team standing, the champions. And now I know.
After all the cheering, crying, screaming, hugging and clapping, when I finally took a breath and sat down to take it all in, I asked myself ‘what’s next’? I had been waiting so long and it was all that we wanted. We achieved it and for a while, I didn’t know what came next. But, I do now!
We are propelling into this season as; Premiers, Nines champions, Charity Shield owners and World Club Champions. We have a strong culture built on professionalism, and we constantly strive for new heights. So when you ask, ‘whats next?’ the answer is simple – EVERYTHING!
To help us along in our journey, we have the likes of Mr Glenn Stewart – a man who has come from a background of success. He scored the first try of the World Club Challenge and wears our colours like he has strutted them for years. Isn’t it like seeing a red and Green brick wall when you see Stewart alongside the likes of the Burgess twins?
We have new blood who will want to prove their worth in this squad. Lets not forget that our halves are still very young and improving at a rapid rate and this winning culture is going to be tough to stop.
Tonight, the next chapter in the story begins. Dylan Walker will duck and weave, George Burgess will line them up and charge at them straight, Reynolds will have them at sixes and sevens and GI will do his Goanna.
The footy is back Rabbitohs Members! There is only one thing left to do, and that’s take the field and build on this incredible story of ours! Bring it on!
Up the Mighty Rabbitohs!