South Sydney Rabbitohs

NRL bombshell as Anthony Milford’s Bunnies contract blocked over assault charges

Milford was handed a one-season lifeline by Souths after the Broncos opted not to renew his $1 million-per-year contract, but was arrested in late September following an incident in Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.

Milford is accused of three counts of assault occasioning bodily harm after allegedly assaulting three bystanders - a man and two women - who intervened in an argument between Milford and his wife Miri. He also allegedly threw a garbage bin at a car, leading to a charge of wilful damage involving a vehicle.

The $37b tech giant who just joined Rusty and Packer as Bunnies co-owners

Crowe and Packer both reduced their stakes to 25 per cent each, while the South Sydney members own the remaining quarter.

Cannon-Brookes is worth $37 billion after he founded Atlassian, one of the largest computer software companies in the world.

He became the first Australian in history to own a minority stake of an NBA team when he invested in the Utah Jazz in 2019.

Panthers' triumph built on lessons from last year's loss

The old adage about a team needing to lose a grand final to win one may be a myth, but there has rarely been a case of third time lucky for a side beaten in back-to-back premiership deciders. 

“We finally did it,” Nathan declared. “We’ve climbed Everest.”

The Panthers had to do it the hard way and their 14-12 triumph over South Sydney was built on the lessons they learned from last year’s grand final loss to Melbourne.

Stars headline grand final entertainment while King Wally gets royal treatment

Grand Final Week officially kicked off on Sunday evening with Brisbane City Hall, King George Tower and the Hilton lit up with iconic images from the season, tributes to Penrith and South Sydney, the game’s fans and a thank you to the Queensland community for their hospitality.

King George Square in the Brisbane CBD is being renamed King Wally Square in honour of Queensland Immortal Wally Lewis as part of a two-day NRL Fan Fest on Thursday and Friday, culminating with the appearance of both teams on Friday afternoon.

Panthers v Rabbitohs: Cleary awaits verdict; Reynolds injury watch

Will Adam Reynolds' last game in his beloved cardinal and myrtle jersey produce a second grand final ring for himself? Can Bennett in his farewell to the Rabbitohs win an eighth premiership at a third different club? 

Both men are heading to Queensland next year but in different directions so this is their swansong with South Sydney. Bennett hasn't forgotten how the Broncos showed him the "exit door" three years ago - and now he gets the chance to win a premiership right in front of their noses at Brisbane's home ground.

Rabbitohs v Sea Eagles: Old foes square off

The Rabbitohs turned the finals series on its head with a shock win over Penrith in the opening week of the finals, ending the chances of another Panthers-Storm premiership decider.

Instead, South Sydney or Manly will advance from this Friday's clash at Suncorp Stadium following two sensational attacking performances from these clubs.

Earlier this season the Rabbitohs became the first team in premiership history to score 30 points in eight consecutive matches.

Johnston feeling 2014 vibes with Rabbitohs belief sky-high

Johnston starred on the wing for the Bunnies in his rookie season in 2014 and seven years later he's now a leader at the club looking to send off Wayne Bennett and several of his teammates on the right note.

Last week's 16-10 upset win over the Panthers was a breakthrough effort from Bennett's side and earned them their first week off in a finals series since their last grand final appearance.

The Rabbitohs will play either the Sea Eagles or Roosters in week three as they eye their second grand final in 50 years.

BREAKING: NRL, police launch probe into Burgess incident

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that Burgess left his vehicle after being filmed by another driver.

The England international allegedly got out of his car and took the other driver’s phone.

 

Life begins at 30 points for record breaking Rabbitohs

It wasn't the only new chapter written in the record books with the rampant Rabbitohs recording 10 straight wins for the first time since the 1989 team coached by George Piggins.

Wayne Bennett’s current crop can now also lay claim to having scored the most points in a season (689 and counting) for the proud foundation club.

And while the typically understated Bennett isn't fussed by statistical achievements, he can sense something special building.

Reynolds rolls, Walker wows as Rabbitohs win ninth straight

Kicking his third conversion, but fourth goal of the game, put Reynolds on 1,842 points – finally passing the great Eric Simms (1,841) who retired 46 years ago.

It must be a bitter-sweet moment for the Rabbitohs faithful since the classy halfback is off to the Broncos next year. Still Reynolds now leaves his mark on the club he won a premiership with in 2014.

Meanwhile, things aren’t too rosy for Parramatta, who have now suffered their third straight defeat. If the Roosters have a win over Penrith on Saturday, the Eels will drop out of the top-four.