A Look Back At: 2012

The Rabbitohs’ official website, www.rabbitohs.com.au, will be taking a look back at the past decade to see the growth of the Club over the past ten years.

Michael Maguire’s first season in charge at the Rabbitohs saw a return to dominance for the men in Red & Green as their devastating power game was brought together by the stunning debut of Adam Reynolds.

Reynolds would go on to claim the Dally M Rookie of the Year award for his breakout year. He scored 208 points through 3 tries, 97 goals and 2 field goals – finishing second on the point scorers list to Jarrod Croker.

The Rabbitohs set a Club point scoring record by earning 611 points in the season – Coming mainly from Reynolds, Inglis and strike wingers Merritt and Everingham.

Finishing in the top four for the first time since 1989 and winning our first finals match since 1987, the Rabbitohs came within one game of the Grand Final. The preliminary final would see our exit from the finals at the hands of the Bulldogs after Reynolds was forced off with a hamstring injury in front of 70,354 fans.

One Club hero Scott Geddes finished his career at the end of 2012 – being the last member of Souths original 2002 re-instatement team to leave Souths.  

Over 22,000 Members joined us in 2012.

Football:

Ladder position:

 3rd

Wins:

16

Draws:

0

Losses:

8

Points for:

559

Points against:

438

Head Coach:

Michael Maguire

Captains:

Roy Asatasi, Sam Burgess, Michael Crocker, Matt King and John Sutton

Wins over:

Team

Round

Score

Panthers

Round Three

40-24

Tigers

Round Five

17-16

Bulldogs

Round Six

20-10

Cowboys

Round Eight

20-16

Sharks

Round Nine

34-28

Dragons

Round 11

19-18

Raiders

Round 12

36-18

Eels

Round 15

24-6

Panthers

Round 17

38-12

Knights

Round 18

34-14

Roosters

Round 19

24-22

Dragons

Round 20

36-14

Tigers

Round 21

32-6

Titans

Round 22

22-18

Eels

Round 25

38-6

Knights

Round 26

18-16

Raiders

Semi-Final

38-16

Most games:   

 

Michael Crocker (27)

Dylan Farrell (27)

Adam Reynolds (27)

John Sutton (27)

David Taylor (26)

Most points:

 

Adam Reynolds (208)

Andrew Everingham (68)

Nathan Merritt (56)

Greg Inglis (49)

David Taylor (36)

Most tries:

 

Andrew Everingham (17)

Nathan Merritt (14)

Greg Inglis (12)

David Taylor (9)

Most goals:

 

Adam Reynolds (97)

Issac Luke (3)

Most average tackles:

 

Michael Crocker (31.9 per game)

Nathan Peats (30.2 per game)

Most average metres:

 

Greg Inglis (149 per game)

Sam Burgess (131.1 per game)

Top Try Assists:

 

Adam Reynolds (17)

Greg Inglis (14)

Award winners:

George Piggins Medal – John Sutton

Jack Rayner Players’ Player Award – Greg Inglis

John Sattler Rookie of the Year Award – Adam Reynolds

Supporters’ Choice Award – Adam Reynolds

Bob McCarthy Clubman of the Year Award – Sam Burgess and Michael Crocker

The Burrow Player of the Year Award – Adam Reynolds

News:            

January: The South Sydney Rabbitohs play the Return to Redfern International Trial Match against the English Super League Warrington Wolves. The Club used the event to also announce five captains for the 2012 season naming Michael Crocker, Roy Asotasi, Sam Burgess, Matt King and John Sutton. South Sydney junior Jason Clark extended his contract for seasons 2013 and 2014.

February: Rabbitohs centre Greg Inglis would miss four to six weeks due to an injury to his left ankle.

April: Rabbitohs forward Sam Burgess would miss six to eight weeks due to a grade three medial ligament strain to his left knee.

May: Rabbitohs sign Ben Te’o and Jeff Lima for seasons 2013 and 2014 and re-sign winger Andrew Everingham for season 2013.

June: The Club extended the contract of Justin Hunt for season 2013 and 2014.

August: The Club re-signs George Burgess for the 2013 and 2014 season with twin brother Thomas Burgess joining the Rabbitohs for season 2013. Extensions were also granted to Sam Burgess until at least the end of the 2016 season and South Sydney Junior Adam Reynolds for two further seasons.

September: The Club extended Greg Inglis contract until end of 2017.

October: The Rabbitohs signed Bryson Goodwin for season 2013 and extended the contract of Michael Crocker until the end of 2013.