Did you know that the South Sydney Rabbitohs won the pre-season, 1994 Tooheys Challenge Final against a star-studded Brisbane Broncos outfit in Albury?
The 1994 Tooheys Challenge final would prove to be one of the Club’s proudest moments, helping to instil belief in the men who wear the Red and Green. After defeating Western Suburbs, St George and Balmain, the Rabbitohs booked their spot in the Grand Final against the Brisbane Broncos – arguably the team of the decade.
The David and Goliath encounter was not the one-sided affair that was predicted by the experts, as both teams competed fiercely in an enthralling arm-wrestle.
At one stage, the Rabbitohs had gained an advantage of thirteen points, but the Broncos clawed their way back into the affair to lead with eight minutes on the clock. Despite this, South Sydney would come from behind to secure a one-point victory, courtesy of a try from halfback, Craig Field, securing the Club’s first trophy in ten years, along with $200,000.