A Look Back At: 2013

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.

Finishing second only on points difference to long-time rivals the Sydney Roosters, 2013 was a dominant year for the Rabbitohs and set a precursor to our ultimate victory in 2014.

Never falling lower than fifth position on the ladder, the Rabbitohs were a threat all over the field as the only team to have four players contribute to 10 try assists or more (Inglis, Luke, Reynolds, Sutton).

Adam Reynolds was the third highest point scorer with 204 points from 4 tries, 93 goals and 2 field goals. Sam Burgess was massive in the forward pack registering 14 line-breaks – more than any other forward in the league.

Ben Te’o, Thomas Burgess and Bryson Goodwin would all make their debuts.

It was the last year we would see Roy Asotasi, one of the original big name signings after our readmission to the competition, line up in the Red & Green after being with the Club for seven years.

With over 27,000 Members behind us we fought hard but fell against the Sea Eagles in the preliminary final at ANZ Stadium with a 20-30 scoreline… A hurdle we wouldn’t miss in 2014!

Football:

Ladder position:

 3rd

Wins:

19

Draws:

0

Losses:

7

Points for:

628

Points against:

424

Head Coach:

Michael Maguire

Captains:

John Sutton

Wins over:

Team

Round

Score

 

Roosters

Round One

28-10

 

Sharks

Round Two

14-12

 

Panthers

Round Three

44-32

 

Bulldogs

Round Four

17-12

 

Warriors

Round Five

24-22

 

Sea Eagles

Round Seven

20-12

 

Broncos

Round Eight

26-12

 

Cowboys

Round Nine

28-10

 

Tigers

Round 10

54-10

 

Knights

Round 12

25-18

 

Titans

Round 14

30-24

 

Eels

Round 15

30-10

 

Raiders

Round 16

32-2

 

Warriors

Round 17

30-13

 

Titans

Round 20

32-4

 

Sea Eagles

Round 23

22-10

 

Bulldogs

Round 24

28-20

 

Tigers

Round 25

32-18

 

Storm

Quarter Final

20-10

 

 

Most games:   

 

Adam Reynolds (26)

Issac Luke (26)

Roy Asotasi (25)

Bryson Goodwin (25)

Nathan Merritt (25)

John Sutton (25)

Most points:

 

Adam Reynolds (218)

Nathan Merritt (65)

Greg Inglis (56)

Bryson Goodwin (42)

Most tries:

 

Nathan Merritt (15)

Greg Inglis (14)

Bryson Goodwin (10)

Most goals:

 

Adam Reynolds (100)

Bryson Goodwin (1)

Issac Luke (1)

Dylan Walker (1)

Most average tackles:

 

Issac Luke (30.3 per game)

Sam Burgess (30 per game)

Most average metres:

 

Greg Inglis (149.7 per game)

Matt King (141.3 per game)

Top Try Assists:

 

Adam Reynolds (23)

Greg Inglis (11)

Issac Luke (11)

John Sutton (10)

Award winners:

George Piggins Medal – John Sutton and Greg Inglis

Jack Rayner Players’ Player Award – Sam Burgess

John Sattler Rookie of the Year Award – Dylan Walker

Roy Asotasi Members’ Choice Award – Issac Luke

Bob McCarthy Clubman of the Year Award – Matt King

The Burrow Player of the Year Award – Issac Luke

News:            

January: Rabbitohs sign Beau Champion for Seasons 2013 and 2014. Papua

February: Papua New Guinea Prime Minister Peter O’Neill attends Redfern To Redfern Match on February 9th. Michael Crocker named captain for the season. Rabbitohs re-sign Luke Burgess, Chris McQueen and Kyle Turner.

March: South Sydney Leagues Club goes into administration. Rabbitohs re-sign Nathan Peats. Matt King to miss 16 weeks with broken arm.

April: Rabbitohs re-sign John Sutton until the end of 2017.

May: Rabbitohs surpass 25,000 Members. Crown Resorts and Rabbitohs announce three year deal as major home corporate partner from 2014.

June: Rabbitohs re-sign Dylan Walker.

July: Rabbitohs to farewell Roy Asotasi at season’s end. Redfern All Blacks to receive mouthguards to raise oral care awareness. Inglis injures knee and misses several weeks. Rabbitohs re-sign George Burgess and Thomas Burgess.

August: Sutton injures ankle and misses several weeks. Rabbitohs start plans on high performance community centre. Rabbitohs sign Joel Reddy. Rabbitohs extend contract of Luke Keary. Matt King confirms retirement at end of season.

September: Michael Crocker announces his retirement at the end of 2013 season.

October: Rabbitohs sign Chris Grevsmuhl and re-sign Cameron McInnes

November: Jeff Lima joins Catalan Dragons.