Rabbitohs happy Marshall's move to Bulldogs fell over

Marshall, who was unwanted by Wests Tigers, believed he was close to finalising an agreement with Canterbury late last year but contact with the club ceased after the sudden departure of CEO Andrew Hill.

A desperate Marshall was forced to phone Rabbitohs coach Wayne Bennett seeking an opportunity and the Bulldogs are set to see first hand what they missed out on when the two clubs meet in their annual Good Friday clash at ANZ Stadium.

Rabbitohs release Suaalii; Roosters set to pounce

Suaalii is set to join arch-rivals the Roosters and join the club's pre-season training shortly, though an official announcement is yet to be made by the Bondi club.

The Tricolours have secured Suaalii by paying a transfer fee to the Rabbitohs, and have begun making enquiries with the NRL around potentially playing him before his 18th birthday next August.

The 17-year-old has been the most hyped schoolboy footballer of his generation, with South Sydney and Australian Rugby waging a big-money battle for his services for much of 2020.

Police to investigate allegations against Rabbitohs, Sam Burgess

It comes after a story in The Australian claiming the club covered up alleged domestic violence and drug use by Burgess and that a senior club staffer facilitated the coverup.

Burgess has denied the allegations and South Sydney has been contacted for comment.

In a statement, a NSW police spokesperson said: "On Wednesday 30th September officers from the Hume Police District received a report outlining various allegations relating to the conduct of a 31-year-old man.

Bulldogs stun Rabbitohs

There was no shortage of controversy with Canterbury scoring twice while Jaydn Su'A was in the sin bin for a high shot that knocked Lachlan Lewis out of the match, while a Souths try was awarded without the aid of a Bunker despite winger Jaxson Paulo going into touch before he grounded the ball.

The result puts Souths' hopes of a home final in jeopardy with Newcastle able to leapfrog them into sixth if they beat the Dragons while Brisbane drop to last and will now need to win one of their last two games to avoid the wooden spoon.


Rabbitohs captain Sam Burgess facing NRL ban for high tackle in loss to Sharks

No sooner was Burgess back from eight weeks out with injury than he rattled Cronulla's Matt Moylan with what has been deemed a grade-two, careless high tackle during Saturday's limp 39-28 loss to the Sharks.

If the fiery Englishman takes an early guilty plea he'll miss next Sunday's clash with the Storm, while he faces a two-game ban if he contests the charge and is found guilty.

Three years ago Bennett delivered a withering public spray to Burgess for giving away too many penalties during an England test loss to Australia.

Greg Inglis announces NRL retirement

The Maroons legend said the time is right to call it quits while denying speculation his retirement is linked to mental health or injury issues.

Inglis said he told teammates about his plans to hang up the boots on Saturday after their win over the Warriors on the Sunshine Coast. He made the call after heading home and speaking to family about the decision to retire from the game that made him a household name within Australia's sporting landscape.

Robert Jennings scores four tries as Rabbitohs outgun Eels

Although the Rabbitohs share 22 competition points with the Dragons and Panthers, their commanding win gave them a far better points differential. So they will stay kings of the castle for at least 24 hours until Penrith play the Roosters.

Souths were superior in so many areas at ANZ Stadium, their victory coming off the back of a magnificent night's work to winger Jennings, who spoiled his brother Michael's 250th NRL game, and a brace to fullback Alex Johnston.

Rabbitohs are the real NRL deal: Johns

The Sharks entered the clash on Friday as the hottest team in the NRL but were quickly brought down to earth by a relentless Rabbitohs side missing four stars to State of Origin.

Every member of their starting forward pack cracked the 100-metre barrier, Adam Reynolds' kicking game was on song, while youngster Adam Doueihi deputised at fullback with aplomb.

The five victories on the trot is the most since the Rabbitohs' breakthrough premiership in 2014.


Moylan didn't need to apologise: Tamou

The loss put the skids under their recent momentum, built through four straight wins followed by a narrow away loss to North Queensland.

With Penrith having led early, a stray pass from skipper Matt Moylan allowed Souths winger Alex Johnston to run the length for the first of his five tries and what was the first of seven unanswered four-pointers for the Rabbitohs.

‌A shattered Moylan shouldered the blame in the post-match press conference. His coach Anthony Griffin said it took more than one stray pass to ruin a game.

The win was coming: Maguire

After going down to the Cowboys in Townsville, the Bunnies brushed off a late converted try from the Panthers to march up field and allow for Reynolds to slot the match-winning one-pointer.

NRL.com reports a collective team effort satisfied Maguire the most, who said the combinations were beginning to show out on the field after six rounds of the Telstra Premiership.

"The boys have been working pretty hard over the last few weeks where we haven’t really had too many rewards but it was nice to see them work through that game," Maguire said post-game.