MAX PRESNELL 7:00pm The South Sydney spirit, now typified by Sam Burgess, was once described as flagon port taken on the hill at Redfern Oval.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 7:00pm The vision of Josh Morris looking like he could barley run remains fresh in most people's minds.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO 7:42pm On those rare occasions Des Hasler chooses to lighten the mood with song, one of the tunes he most likes to belt out is Holy Grail.
Ian McCullough 6:12pm Trent Hodkinson says he's hopeful of resuming his kicking duties for Canterbury in Sunday's NRL grand final against South Sydney at ANZ Stadium.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 6:15pm The mind games between the grand final coaches has begun, with Des Hasler and Michael Maguire making differing pleas to the referees ahead of Sunday's decider.
ADAM PENGILLY 5:30pm Ron Coote talks about the South Sydney grand final success of 1971.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO 5:38pm Rookie rake Moses Mbye has emerged as the most likely replacement for Michael Ennis as the Bulldogs vow to win the grand final for their injured skipper.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS 5:52pm Canterbury were written off by everybody a month ago, but was their coach the first one to do so or was it another stroke of genius?
James MacSmith 2:46pm Captain John Sutton says he isn't ready yet to reflect on how far Souths have come since re-admission to the NRL, ahead of Sunday's grand final.
Ian McCullough 5:11pm Coach Michael Maguire says Api Koroisau will do a good job filling in for suspended South Sydney hooker Issac Luke in Sunday's NRL grand final.
BRAD WALTER 1:17pm South Sydney interchange forward Jason Clark is prepared to share the dummy half duties with rookie hooker Api Koroisau in Sunday night's premiership decider.
CHRIS WILSON 10:00pm Former Canberra Raiders prop John Lomax has compared missing a grand final to a 10-game suspension, but says the NRL judiciary must maintain consistency in its rulings and cannot make exceptions for finals football.
ROY MASTERS 12:55am The saviour of the Rabbitohs sat down in a restaurant named "The Prophet" and ended up doing a deal with the devil.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 10:00pm Des Hasler has channelled his inner-rapper by trying to emulate the likes of an Eminem or 50 Cent as the Bulldogs coach took his bizarre antics to a whole new level leaving the Canterbury playing group shocked with amusement.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO 10:00pm James Graham isn't biting when asked about THAT biting incident. Because, even two years on, it's too painful to talk about.
Steve Zemek 9:21pm Jarryd Hayne says Canterbury don't have a player in the same class as Greg Inglis and he expects the Souths No.1 to break open the NRL grand final.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO 8:00pm Canterbury have been given further incentive to win Sunday's grand final after their major sponsor promised to kick in a bonus payment if they defeat South Sydney.
MICHAEL CHAMMAS 8:00pm South Sydney's game plan won't change too much with a ready-made replacement for Issac Luke in Apisai Koroisau but Canterbury halfback Trent Hodkinson knows his game will change without Michael Ennis.
MICHAEL CARAYANNIS 8:00pm Russell Aitken was sitting around with his mates on Tuesday night half joking that his name would bob up this week. While Aitken may have had a short NRL career he remains part of grand final folklore when he was plucked from relative obscurity to replace Cameron Smith in Melbourne's 2008 grand final loss to Manly.
BRAD WALTER 10:01pm A leadership coach praised by Des Hasler for helping Manly win two grand finals under his charge has been working with South Sydney players in their bid to end the Rabbitohs 43-year-old premiership drought, but the Canterbury mentor will have an edge in Sunday night's grand final through his ability to use footage from cameras mounted at each end of ANZ Stadium for live match analysis.
ADRIAN PROSZENKO 8:00pm For the briefest moment, it appeared John Sutton had fulfilled his ambition to finally play State of Origin.
CHRIS WILSON Raiders centre Jarrod Croker says he's determined to use his late call-up for the Prime Minister's XIII.
James MacSmith Souths five-eighth Luke Keary is determined to prove he isn't a weak link in the Souths defensive line against the massive Dogs pack in the NRL grand final.
Ian McCullough England international coach Steve McNamara says Sam Burgess and James Graham proved last weekend they are two of the world's best players.
James MacSmith Souths captain John Sutton has hailed Sam Burgess' freakish footballing talents ahead of Sunday's NRL grand final against Canterbury.
'Just do what you've been doing': words of advice for the Rabbitohs from 1971 premiership player Bob McCarthy
ADAM PENGILLY South Sydney premiership winner from 1971 Bob McCarthy recalls the Rabbitohs' last day in the sun.
TOM DECENT Ticket scalpers have resorted to charging NRL fans up to 10 times the amount of a standard ticket for what is expected to be a sold out grand final.
Ed Jackson Brisbane halfback Ben Hunt has committed his future to the Broncos, re-signing with the NRL club until the end of 2017.
PATRICK BEGLEY South Sydney stalwart George Piggins says he would shake the hand of long-term foe Russell Crowe when the former hooker attends the NRL grand final, his first appearance at a Rabbitohs game in almost a decade.
James MacSmith Apisai Koroisau will deputise for suspended Souths hooker Issac Luke in Sunday's NRL grand final against Canterbury in just his 14th NRL game.