2010 South Sydney Rabbitohs season

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2010 South Sydney Rabbitohs
League 9th NRL
2010 record W9-L8-D0
Home record W5-L5-D0
Away record W3-L6-D0
Points for 456
Points against 379
Team information
CEO Shane Richardson
Coach John Lang
Captain Roy Asotasi
Ground ANZ Stadium
Average attendance 404,546
Top scorers
Tries Nathan Merritt 16
Goals Issac Luke 46
Points Issac Luke 124
 < 2009 2011

The 2010 South Sydney Rabbitohs season was the 101st in the club's history. It competed in the National Rugby League's 2010 Telstra Premiership and finished 9th (out of 16), only just missing out on a place in the finals. The coach of the club was John Lang and club captain was Roy Asotasi.

Pre-season[edit]

The South Sydney Rabbitohs pre-season schedule began with a return to spiritual home Redfern Oval on Sunday 7 February, with the Rabbitohs winning 42-12 over the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. English Recruit Sam Burgess picked up his first try in Rabbitohs colours; Adam Reynolds, Jason Clark, Brock Molan, Kennedy Pettybourne, Josh Mansour, Curtis Johnston and Matt Mundine each scored a try.[1]

Two weeks later the Rabbitohs took their pre-season to Coffs Harbour, New South Wales to play the Gold Coast Titans at BCU International Stadium in front of 5,500 supporters. The Titans took the match 28-22. Luke Capewell grabbed a double, while Issac Luke and Junior Vaivai scored the other two tries.[2]

The Rabbitohs then took part in the traditional Charity Shield clash against the St George Illawarra Dragons. The Rabbitohs retained the Charity Shield after a 26-26 draw. Fetuli Fetuli Talanoa grabbed a treble; and Ben Lowe and Nathan Merritt scored the other two tries.[3]

Results[edit]

Home Team Score Away Team Crowd Ground
South Sydney Rabbitohs 48 - 12 Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 5,000 Redfern Oval
South Sydney Rabbitohs 22 - 26 Gold Coast Titans 5,550 BCU International Stadium
South Sydney Rabbitohs 26 -26 St George Illawarra Dragons 27,221 ANZ Stadium

Regular season[edit]

Results[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Result Tries Goals F. Goals Attendance
14 Mar, 15:00 Round 1 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters ANZ Stadium, Sydney 10 - 36 Merritt (2) Luke (1con) 23,149
21 Mar, 15:00 Round 2 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans ANZ Stadium, Sydney 18 - 19 Champion (2), Tyrell Luke (1con) 10,943
28 Mar, 15:00 Round 3 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Toyota Stadium, Woolooware 30 - 8 Champion (2), Best, Burgess, Luke Luke (4con), Sandow (1con) 10,741
2 Apr, 20:35 Round 4 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs ANZ Stadium 38 - 16 Burgess (2), Champion (2), Sandow, Merritt, Luke Luke (3con), Sandow (2con) 30,120
11 Apr, 15:00 Round 5 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Bluetongue Stadium, Central Coast 28 - 10 Merritt (2), Champion, Talanoa, Wesser Luke (4con) 16,098
16-19 Apr Round 6 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels ANZ Stadium 8 - 22 Talanoa, Best 25,152
23-26 Apr Round 7 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Canberra Stadium, Canberra 26 - 24 Sutton, Merritt, Luke, Taylor, Wesser Sandow (2con), Luke (1con) 13,145
30 Apr-3 May Round 8 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles ANZ Stadium 22 - 30 Champion (2), Taylor, Luke Luke (3con) 15,459
Round 9 BYE
14–17 May Round 10 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers SCG, Sydney 50 - 10 Merritt (3), Champion (2), Taylor, Sandow, Best, Talanoa Luke (7con) 30,685
21–24 May Round 11 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland 24 - 26 Talanoa (2), Best, Wesser Luke (4con) 13,235
28–31 May Round 12 Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers ANZ Stadium 42 - 22 Wesser (2), Taylor, Sutton, Luke, Sandow, Champion Luke (7con) 11,108
4-7 Jun Round 13 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys ANZ Stadium 32 - 4 Champion (2), Merritt (2), Taylor, Talanoa, Luke Luke (1con), Sandow (1con) 9,688
11-14 Jun Round 14 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 22 - 50 Merritt (2), Best, Lowe Sandow (3con) 30,311
11-14 Jun Round 15 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Brookvale Oval, Brookvale 25 - 26 Luke (2), Wesser, Sandow Luke (3con) Sandow (1fieldgoal) 11,661
25-28 Jun Round 16 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm NIB Stadium 16 - 14 Talanoa (2), Sandow Luke (2con) 13,164
Round 17 BYE
9-12 Jul Round 18 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 14 - 18 Falloon, Talanoa Sandow (3con) 18,424
16-19 Jul Round 19 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons ANZ Stadium 13 - 16 Asotasi, Sutton Sandow(2con) Sandow (1fieldgoal) 22,238
23-26 Jul Round 20 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors ANZ Stadium 38 - 28 Talanoa (2), Merritt, Simpson, Pettybourne, Falloon, Sandow Sandow (5con) 13,895
30 Jul-2 Aug Round 21 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury Bulldogs ANZ Stadium 12 - 32 Sandow (2) Luke (2con)
6-9 Aug Round 22 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers ANZ Stadium 34 - 30 Farrell (3), Talanoa, Wesser, Sutton Sandow (5con) 23,298
13-16 Aug Round 23 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm AAMI Park, Melbourne 16 - 18 Merritt (2), Capewell Luke (2con)
20-23 Aug Round 24 Penrith colours.svg Penrith Panthers CUA Stadium, Penrith 18 - 54 Capewell, Wesser, Farrell Sandow (3con)
27-30 Aug Round 25 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels ANZ Stadium 24 - 14 Wesser, Jaiman Lowe|Lowe]], Luke, Taylor Sandow (4con)
3-6 Sep Round 26 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons WIN Stadium, Wollongong 38 - 24

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 24 17 0 7 2 518 299 +219 38
2 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 15 0 9 2 645 489 +156 34
3 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 15 0 9 2 537 503 +34 34
4 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 15 0 9 2 520 498 +22 34
5 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 14 0 10 2 539 486 +53 32
6 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 14 0 10 2 559 510 +49 32
7 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 13 0 11 2 499 493 +6 30
8 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 24 12 0 12 2 545 510 +35 28
9 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 11 0 13 2 584 567 +17 26
10 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 11 0 13 2 508 535 −27 26
11 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 10 0 14 2 499 569 −70 24
12 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 10 0 14 2 413 491 −78 24
13 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 9 0 15 2 494 539 −45 22
14 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 7 0 17 2 354 609 −255 18
15 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 5 0 19 2 425 667 −242 14
16 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 14 0 10 2 489 363 +126 01

1 Melbourne were deducted eight premiership points and barred from receiving premiership points for the rest of the season due to gross long-term salary cap breaches.[4]


Kit and Sponsors[edit]

National Australia Bank[edit]

The National Australia Bank was the Rabbitohs major home sponsor for the 2010 Telstra Premiership.

DeLonghi[edit]

DeLonghi was the major away sponsor for the Rabbitohs in the 2010 Telstra Premiership.

V8 Supercars Australia[edit]

V8 Supercars was the Rabbitohs major sleeve sponsor for the 2010 Telstra Premiership.

Virgin Blue[edit]

Virgin Blue was the Rabbitohs major training sponsor for the 2010 Telstra Premiership.

Current squad[edit]

The following list comprises players who were in the Rabbitohs full-time first-grade squad for the 2010 season in the NRL Telstra Premiership.

No. Position Player
New Zealand PR Roy Asotasi (C)
Australia CE Colin Best
England PR Sam Burgess
Australia FE Luke Capewell
Australia CE Beau Champion
Australia CE Shaune Corrigan
Australia SR Michael Crocker
Australia PR Garrett Crossman
Australia LK Jason Clark
Australia HK Beau Falloon
Australia PR Scott Geddes
Australia CE Dylan Farrell
Australia LK Ben Lowe
Australia PR Jaiman Lowe
New Zealand HK Issac Luke
No. Position Player
Australia SR Shannan McPherson
Australia WG Chris McQueen
Australia WG Nathan Merritt
New Zealand SR Eddy Pettybourne
Australia PR Ben Ross
Australia HB Chris Sandow
Australia CE Jamie Simpson
Australia PR Craig Stapleton
Australia SR Luke Stuart
Australia FE John Sutton
Tonga WG Fetuli Talanoa
Australia PR David Taylor
Australia SR David Tyrrell
Australia CE Taioalo Vaivai
Australia FB Rhys Wesser

References[edit]