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.

Following on from the fairy-tale 2014 premiership, Membership to the South Sydney Rabbitohs swelled to its highest ever – over 35,000!

Matt King returned from retirement to take part in the 2015 NRL Auckland Nines and scored the winning try over the Cronulla Sharks in extra time to clinch the preseason trophy.

Success again followed shortly after as the Rabbitohs flew to St Helens to compete in the World Club Challenge - Beating St Helens 39-0 through 7 unanswered tries, 5 goals and a Reynolds field goal.

Glenn Stewart, Tim Grant and Cody Walker were welcomed into the squad (although Walker wouldn’t debut until 2016).

CEO Shane Richardson left to pursue a role at the NRL and was replaced by John Lee for the 2015 season.

Early season form was strong but injuries to Sutton and Dylan Walker early on followed by Reynolds leg injury in the ill-tempered Good Friday clash with the Bulldogs halted the march of the Rabbitohs.

Winning 8 out of 12 home games. Issac Luke produced the most runs out of dummy half (195) and more dummy half running metres than any other hooker in the game. Alex Johnston again found himself top try scorer and 3rd overall on the NRL try scorers list with 17.

With captain Greg Inglis undergoing knee surgery in the final rounds of the season the Rabbitohs failed to gather momentum going into the finals series and were knocked out by the Sharks.

Ben Lowe would announce his retirement after succumbing to various injuries suffered over his eight year career. He is currently assistant coach to the 2017 NYC squad.

Football:

Ladder position:

 7th

Wins:

13

Draws:

0

Losses:

12

Points for:

465

Points against:

467

Head Coach:

Michael Maguire

Captains:

Greg Inglis

Wins over:

Team

Round

Score

 

Broncos

Round One

36-6

 

Roosters

Round Two

34-26

 

Tigers

Round Three

20-6

 

Bulldogs

Round Five

18-17

 

Dragons

Round Nine

16-10

 

Eels

Round 11

14-12

 

Titans

Round 12

22-16

 

Warriors

Round 13

36-4

 

Sea Eagles

Round 16

20-8

 

Dragons

Round 19

24-8

 

Knights

Round 20

52-6

 

Panthers

Round 21

20-16

 

Cowboys

Round 23

31-18

 

Most games:   

 

Thomas Burgess (25)

Bryson Goodwin (25)

Alex Johnston (25)

George Burgess (24)

Luke Keary (24)

Chris McQueen (24)

David Tyrrell (24)

Most points:

 

Adam Reynolds (111)

Alex Johnston (68)

Dylan Walker (52)

Issac Luke (52)

Most tries:

 

Alex Johnston (17)

Dylan Walker (13)

Greg Inglis (8)

Most goals:

 

Adam Reynolds (53)

Issac Luke (19)

Bryson Goodwin (2)

Most average tackles:

 

Glenn Stewart (37.9 per game)

George Burgess (32.2 per game)

Kyle Turner (31.2 per game)

Most average metres:

 

Greg Inglis (145.4 per game)

George Burgess (138.2 per game)

Thomas Burgess (138.2 per game)

Top Try Assists:

 

Greg Inglis (13)

Adam Reynolds (10)

Luke Keary (9)

John Sutton (7)

Award winners:

George Piggins Medal – Greg Inglis

Jack Rayner Players’ Player Award – Greg Inglis

John Sattler Rookie of the Year Award – Chris Grevsmuhl

Roy Asotasi Members’ Choice Award – Bryson Goodwin

Bob McCarthy Clubman of the Year Award – Ben Lowe

The Burrow Player of the Year Award – Jason Clark

News:            

January: Greg Inglis was appointed Captain of the South Sydney Rabbitohs for 2015 while halves Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary agreed to terms on contract extensions.

April: The Club extended contracts for David Tyrrell and Thomas Burgess until the end of 2007 and 2016 respectively.

May: The Rabbitohs extend contracts of Alex Johnston and Cameron McInnes both committing to the Club until at least the end of 2017.

August: Rabbitohs re-sign Aaron Gray for two seasons.  

October: The Club extended the contract of New Zealand international Bryson Goodwin for the 2016 and 2017 seasons, Cameron Murray until 2019, Kyle Turner and Damien Cook until the end of 2017 and George and Thomas Burgess until the end of the 2018 season.

November: The Club signed Sam Burgess until at least the end of the 2018 season who re-joined the Club after a 12-month period in English Rugby.