In 2015 The Rabbitohs took to the field in specially designed Jerseys to pay tribute to milestones, history, events or our community.
We take a look back at our 2015 Jersey Collection...
Home & Away Jersey
A total of 21 small red lines made up the traditional red stripe of both 2015 Jersey designs, paying tribute to the Club’s 21 Premierships. “The Pride of the League” also takes pride of place inside each home jersey collar in ornate writing, while “South Sydney Marches on” is the message inside every Away collar in reference to our team song, Glory Glory.
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World Club Challenge Jersey
Based on the Rabbitohs traditional cardinal and myrtle home strip, the WCC jersey was worn when the Rabbitohs took on St Helens in February and pays tribute to the historic UK fixture with the St George’s Cross taking prime position across the jersey chest and amongst the Rabbitohs 21 Hoops.
“It made me feel a bit warm inside seeing that red cross in the middle,” said George Burgess.
Auckland Nines Jersey
The 2015 Rabbitohs’ Nines Jersey featured the Maori Koru symbol symbolising new life, growth, strength & peace. The Maori Koru symbol was featured in part to pay homage to Pacific Islander Indigenous Communities.
The strip represents a unique part of the Club’s playing kit history as we went on to collect The Auckland Nines trophy through a thrilling extra time try to Matt King.
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Return To Redfern Jersey
The 2015 Return To Redfern Jersey was debuted in our pre-season match against The Northern Pride, the 2014 NRL State Champions, at Redfern Oval in February.
Featuring a new look black design with strong South Sydney links including silhouettes of the iconic Redfern post office building built in 1882 and historic buildings on Redfern Street and at Redfern Station. This jersey was designed to pay homage to the past, present and future of The Rabbitohs.
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The South Sydney Rabbitohs met the Canberra Raiders at Barlow Park, for Round 8 in April, wearing a design inspired by the Redfern War Memorial found in the northwest corner of Redfern Park.
This memorial has held significant importance to the local community since its unveiling in 1918, paying tribute to those from the area that served in World War One. The granite and marble soldier that stands tall in the park will also stand tall on the front and back of the Rabbitohs jersey.
The jersey also acknowledges the close ties between Australia and New Zealand, with the first line of both national anthems gracing the front.
Also featured on the strip is the logo of the Commando Welfare Trust on the upper- centre chest, with $10 donated to the trust from each sale of the 2015 Commemorative Jersey.
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Crown Resorts Foundation Challenge Jersey
The Rabbitohs and Melbourne Storm hosted The ‘Crown Resorts Foundation Charity Challenge’ in Round 10 to raise funds for Ovarian Cancer Australia. Both teams had the Ovarian Cancer Australia’s logo on their jerseys and also the Ovarian Cancer Australia teal ribbon representing their commitment to the cause.
In addition, both teams generously donated their signed match jerseys as auction items to help raise further funds for Ovarian Cancer Australia.
Worn during our Round 19 Heritage Round victory over The Dragons in July. Designed in the traditional Red and Green Hoops made famous by South Sydney, the 2015 jersey pays homage to The Pride of The League with the team lists of all 21 Premiership winning South Sydney Rabbitohs side’s printed on the Jersey.
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The 2015 Indigenous Jersey designed by Nikita Ridgeway – Designer, Founder and CEO at Dreamtime Ink Australia – uses symbols to reflect various elements of indigenous communities and culture, including their connection to the South Sydney Rabbitohs Aboriginal players, past, present and future.
• Spirits; represent past, present and future Aboriginal Rabbitohs players. These are placed around the gathering symbols
• Community Gathering Symbols; large symbol with Spirits, represents the Club itself. Smaller gathering symbols with hands surrounding them represent the communities the Club has inspired and that have been influenced by the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
• Hand Prints; represent the many helping hands in the community
• Travelling Tracks (Green and Red Lines); represents the journeys and paths of those players who worked hard to be able to play for the Rabbitohs and their journeys back to their communities to give back
• Dreaming Tracks (above chest and around heart); these two designs represent the flow of the journey and Dreaming Story of the South Sydney Rabbitohs’ connection and guiding role with Aboriginal Players from past, present and future.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s the Rabbitohs in the 2015 Superman jersey.
The famous ‘S’ symbol emblazoned on the front of the Jersey is the Kryptonian symbol for ‘hope’ and is synonymous with Superman and now, the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
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