South Sydney Rabbitohs

Rabbitohs lift for Luke to win Nines

Michael Chammas 9:18 PM   In the lead up to the NRL Auckland Nines final, the South Sydney players spoke about doing it for Issac Luke, who missed last year’s grand final triumph against the Bulldogs through suspension

Rabbitohs keen for more trophies

Issac Luke of the Rabbitohs in action against the Cowboys.

Michael Chammas   South Sydney have their eyes on another piece of silverware after an undefeated start to the NRL Auckland Nines on Saturday.

George Burgess leaves door open to follow brother Sam to rugby union

Bunny for now: George Burgess plans to stick with rugby league.

Michael Chammas   South Sydney prop George Burgess has hinted he may follow in his brother Sam's footsteps, admitting the lure of rugby union could see him leave the NRL.

South Sydney Rabbitohs re-sign Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary

New deals: Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary at training.

Brad Walter   Adam Reynolds and Luke Keary are set to be South Sydney's long term halves combination after the pair finalised contract extensions with the premiers.

Manly's Luke Burgess braces for brotherly love

Switching camps: Luke Burgess is ready for his brothers.

Adrian Proszenko   Taking on his younger brothers is nothing new for Luke Burgess. "It was weird when Sam and I played against each other in England because we actually lived together," recalled Manly's newest recruit.

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Stand-alone Origin period could be Richardson's first NRL move

Big plans: Shane Richardson will make scheduling one of his main priorities at the NRL.

Chris Barrett   A stand-alone State of Origin period is on the cards under Dave Smith's latest lieutenant at League Central, with Shane Richardson to make scheduling his top priority at the NRL.

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Manly sign Luke Burgess

Family bond: Thomas Burgess, George Burgess, Julie Burgess, Luke Burgess and Sam Burgess pose after the round 25 NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Allianz Stadium on August 30, 2013.

Adrian Proszenko   South Sydney will begin the season without another Burgess brother after Luke was granted an immediate release to join Manly.

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Why Richardson joining the NRL is a win for rugby league

Moving on: Shane Richardson is leaving the Rabbitohs to take up a post with the NRL.

Andrew Webster   Russell Crowe was reluctant to let Shane Richardson go when he was told before Christmas that his chief executive wanted to take up a newly created job at the NRL.

Shane Richardson stands down as South Sydney CEO

SHane Richardson

Chris Barrett   South Sydney have announced that the premiers' chief executive, Shane Richardson, will stand down after 11 years with the Rabbitohs

Sutton dumped as Rabbitohs skipper as injury cloud hangs over Keary

Greg Inglis

Adrian Proszenko   John Sutton has become the first premiership-winning skipper dumped from leading a title defence in the 107-year history of rugby league as injury concerns emerge about star half Luke Keary on a dramatic day at Redfern.

Greg Inglis replaces John Sutton as Rabbitohs skipper

Greg INglis

Adrian Proszenko   South Sydney have named Greg Inglis as their new captain, replacing John Sutton.

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Sailor backs Johnston for rep career

Big call: Alex Johnston, seen here scoring a try despite the tackle of Sonny Bill Williams, could be a long-term star.

Michael Carayannis   Wendell Sailor has predicted South Sydney young gun Alex Johnston to be a decade long representative player with the winger to make his first senior representative appearance in the Indigenous All Stars team.

League's highs and lows in 2014

Cloud nine: James Tamou and Trent Merrin after NSW broke the Maroons' eight-year strangehold on the State of Origin shield.

Michael Chammas   It was the year of fairytales and drought-breaking victories. It's hard to go past South Sydney ending their 43-year wait for premiership glory as the highlight of 2014, Sam Burgess' heroics in the grand final capping off a remarkable year for Michael Maguire's men

Maguire reflects on ANZ Stadium return

Happy memories: Souths coach Michael Maguire returned to the scene of his greatest triumph to launch the 2015 Charity Shield.

Michael Carayannis   The stands may have been empty this time around but that didn't stop South Sydney coach Michael Maguire from fondly reflecting on the last time he was at ANZ Stadium.

Rabbitohs gear up for life after Burgess

Sam Burgess.

Darren Walton   South Sydney coach Michael Maguire has promised Rabbitohs fans that the NRL premiers are well prepared for life without Sam Burgess.

Luke keen to return Maguire's gesture after ringing endorsement

Returning the favour: Issac Luke wants to give Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire a premiership ring.

Adrian Proszenko   Despite not playing on the big night, Issac Luke wears the spoils of victory. A premiership ring, the one initially handed to coach Michael Maguire, adorns his finger. If going back-to-back isn't motivation enough, earning another piece of bling is. So that he can return the gesture.

Hard work as usual at Rabbitohs, coach vows

Title defender: South Sydney coach Michael Maguire.

Daniel Lane   Souths coach  Michael Maguire says the approach that won the Rabbitohs their first title in 43 years won't change.

How Eels recruit Champion help Bunnies reach glory

Champion signing: Beau Champion, right, with David Gower and Corey Norman at Eels training on Tuesday.

Adrian Proszenko   Although he made only a handful of NRL appearances during his second stint at South Sydney, Beau Champion arguably played the most influential role in the ‘Pride of the League’ breaking their long premiership drought.

Burgess makes rugby debut for Bath

Sam Burgess played in the centres for Bath.

Julian Drape   Former rugby league star Sam Burgess has made his much-anticipated rugby debut for English side Bath less than two months after helping South Sydney win the NRL grand final.

NRL must take 'zero tolerance' stance

Facing allegations: Cody Walker playing for Brisbane Easts in the Queensland Cup last season.

Adam Pengilly   The NRL will on Monday try to digest the latest domestic violence drama engulfing the game on the eve of White Ribbon Day, with the organisation’s chief executive Libby Davies imploring the code to adopt a ‘‘zero tolerance’’ policy and more consistent approach against players found guilty of such charges.