Posts Tagged Souths
Dear Sir, Let’s examine some recent evidence. Manly centre Steve Matai leaps into the air to clothesline George Burgess with a violent swinging forearm and only gets a one week suspension with an early guilty plea. Manly coach Geoff Toovey spits the dummy. Manly fullback Brett Stewart drops his elbow into Andrew Everingham’s jaw, even […]
On the 17 January, way back in 1908, the South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club was founded at Redfern Town Hall and Rugby League was born. Nine teams comprised the competition that year. They were, in alphabetical order; Souths won the inaugural game of Rugby League, held at Birchgrove Oval, by defeating North Sydney […]
I wrote a book once. Took years to complete and its still not published – sigh. Actually, if the truth be told, Harper Collins told me it still requires a tiny bit of editing, but not much – I’m a great writer As my old school chum and critically acclaimed author Justin Sheedy can attest, […]
Move over Maradona. By the time I had become a proud father of five I was nearing my late thirties. Unfortunately I had gained weight with each and every child that came along and my physique was no longer the bronzed Adonis of my early adolescence. My body had matured, like a fine wine or […]
It was on this day in 1908 that the South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club was founded at Redfern Town Hall, giving birth to the most successful professional Rugby League Club of all time. South Sydney – also known as ‘The Pride of the League’ – was the third Rugby League club founded in […]
History was made that day. Firstly by the diminutive Australia pugilist becoming the first man in thirty years to unify the belts in the Junior Welterweight division, and secondly by the amalgamation of these ‘Captains of Industry’ into the Botany Gentleman’s Club.
Oh the humanity! Last night I witnessed a game of Rugby League with more passion and commitment that any of the three State of Origins played this year. The brutal intensity of the clash between century old foes will undoubtedly eclipse the 50 point victory that the Panthers will inflict over the Tigers in the […]