A bunch of burly Northerners from the Rugby League heartland of Hull dropped into Redfern Oval to see how the South Sydney Rabbitohs are shaping up ahead of Saturday night’s clash with the Wigan Warriors.
Fresh off their sides 24-10 loss at the hands of Wigan, the lads were more than happy to lend their support to Souths ahead of Saturday’s double header.
“Too right, give 'em a good smashing from us I’m telling ya,” one said.
Sporting the black and white of Hull FC and the odd sunburn to match, the fans were quick to acknowledge the work that club Chief Commercial Officer Shannon Donato did in showing them around Rabbitohs headquarters.
It was time well spent that culminated them in meeting the squad and getting their jerseys signed by the team, including England captain Sam Burgess.
“Back home, we never get to see this side of our own team. We've come over to the other side of the world and seen everything. It's just fantastic,” said the Yorkshireman.
Hull FC and the St. George Illawarra Dragons kick off this weekend’s International Double Header this Saturday at 5.45pm, followed on by South Sydney taking on Wigan at 7.45pm.
Important information for Rabbitohs Members
As the Wigan double header is not a Rabbitohs home game Members will not be able to gain access using their membership card and will need to purchase tickets to the game. Rabbitohs Members will however, have access a 2 for 1 offer on all tickets to the game.
Rabbitohs Members will also be able to access the Members Bar on the North Western Terrace, please have your Membership card to gain access on the day.
Saturday 17 February at ANZ Stadium
Hull FC v St George Illawarra Dragons, kick-off 5.45pm
Wigan Warriors v South Sydney Rabbitohs, kick off 7.45pm
Public Transport is included with match tickets.