2011 South Sydney Rabbitohs season

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2011 South Sydney Rabbitohs
League First Grade NRL
2011 record 11-12-0
Home record 8-5-0
Away record 3-8-0
Points for 531
Points against 562
Team information
CEO Australia Shane Richardson
Coach Australia John Lang
Captain New Zealand Roy Asotasi
Australia Michael Crocker
Ground ANZ Stadium
Average attendance 17,990
Top scorers
Tries Nathan Merritt (23)
Goals Chris Sandow (82)
Points Chris Sandow (195)
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The 2011 South Sydney Rabbitohs season was the 102nd in South Sydney Rabbitohs's history.

They competed in the NRL's 2011 Telstra Premiership coached by John Lang and captained by Roy Asotasi. The Rabbitohs placed 10th on the competition ladder, after losing a sudden death match against the Knights in Round 26.

The season was the last in the career of coach John Lang, concluding a coaching career spanning 20 years.

Individually, Nathan Merritt received the Dally M Try Scorer of the Year award, finishing equal with the Bulldog's Ben Barba on 23 tries. Chris Sandow received the Dally M Point Scorer of the Year award, after scoring 195 points over the year.


Pre Season[edit]

In the pre-season the Rabbitohs defeated Newtown in the annual Return to Redfern, before losing to St. George Illawarra in the Charity Shield. Their final trial match against the Titans resulted in a loss.

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Attendance Report
5 February Return to Redfern Newtown colours.svg Newtown Jets ATP Performance Centre, Redfern 10 – 4 5,000 [1]
13 February Charity Shield St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons ANZ Stadium, Sydney 10 – 32 19,267 [2]
19 February Coffs Harbour Trial Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans BCU International Stad., Coffs Harbour 4– 42 6,125 [3]
Legend:       Win       13+ Win       Loss       13+ Loss       Draw

Regular Season[edit]

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Attendance Report
Fri 11 March 1 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 29 – 40 28,703 [4]
Sun 20 March 2 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs ANZ Stadium, Sydney 19 – 28 18,271 [5]
Fri 25 March 3 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels ANZ Stadium, Sydney 32 – 18 22,153 [6]
Fri 1 April 4 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Bluetongue Stadium, Central Coast 32 – 30 18,108 [7]
Fri 8 April 5 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney 6 – 30 22,677 [8]
Mon 18 April 6 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons ANZ Stadium, Sydney 0 – 16 22,771 [9]
Sat 23 April 7 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs ANZ Stadium, Sydney 24 – 36 22,352 [10]
Fri 29 April 8 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla Sharks ANZ Stadium, Sydney 31 – 12 9,363 [11]
9 BYE
Sat 14 May 10 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers ANZ Stadium, Sydney 29 – 18 18,245 [12]
Sun 22 May 11 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland 6 – 12 16,872 [13]
Mon 30 May 12 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers Centrebet Stadium, Penrith 10 – 22 5,703 [14]
Sun 5 June 13 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm ANZ Stadium, Sydney 6 – 16 11,528 [15]
14 BYE
Fri 17 June 15 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans ANZ Stadium, Sydney 31 – 8 8,021 [16]
Fri 24 June 16 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos nib Stadium, Perth 16 – 12 15,371 [17]
Sun 3 July 17 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Toyota Stadium, Cronulla 4 – 26 18,829 [18]
Sun 10 July 18 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Brookvale Oval, Manly 22 – 36 19,856 [19]
Sat 16 July 19 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters ANZ Stadium, Sydney 21 – 20 14,671 [20]
Sun 24 July 20 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors ANZ Stadium, Sydney 16 – 48 11,208 [21]
Sun 31 July 21 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons WIN Stadium, Wollongong 34 – 24 18,980 [22]
Mon 8 August 22 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels ANZ Stadium, Sydney 56 – 6 13,908 [23]
Sun 14 August 23 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders Canberra Stadium, Canberra 47 – 18 12,150 [24]
Fri 19 August 24 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys ANZ Stadium, Sydney 26 – 24 11,208 [25]
Sun 28 August 25 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 10 – 22 40,094 [26]
Fri 2 September 26 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights Ausgrid Stadium, Newcastle 24 – 42 30,729 [27]
Legend:       Win       13+ Win       Loss       13+ Loss       Draw       Bye

Ladder[edit]

Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 19 - 5 2 521 308 213 42
2 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles 24 18 - 6 2 539 331 208 40
3 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 18 - 6 2 511 372 139 40
4 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 15 - 9 2 519 430 89 34
5 St. George colours.svg St George Illawarra Dragons 24 14 1 9 2 483 341 142 33
6 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 14 - 10 2 504 393 111 32
7 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 14 - 10 2 532 480 52 32
8 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 12 - 12 2 478 443 35 28
9 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 12 - 12 2 449 489 -40 28
10 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs 24 11 - 13 2 531 562 -31 26
11 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 10 - 14 2 417 500 -83 24
12 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 9 - 15 2 430 517 -87 22
13 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 7 - 17 2 428 557 -129 18
14 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 6 1 17 2 385 538 -153 17
15 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 6 - 18 2 423 623 -200 16
16 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 6 - 18 2 363 629 -266 16

Statistics[edit]

Player Tries Goals Field Goals Total Points
John Sutton 3 0 0 12
Nathan Merritt 23 0 0 92
Greg Inglis 8 0 0 32
Eddy Pettybourne 3 0 0 12
Chris Sandow 6 78 7 187
Rhys Wesser 6 0 0 24
Fetuli Talanoa 4 0 0 16
Michael Crocker 1 0 0 4
Dylan Farrell 12 0 0 48
Issac Luke 3 2 0 16
David Taylor 3 0 0 12
Chris McQueen 8 0 0 32
James Roberts 5 0 0 20
Jason Clark 1 0 0 4
Nathan Peats 1 0 0 4
Ben Ross 1 0 0 4
Shaune Corrigan 1 0 0 4

Kit and Sponsors[edit]

Star City Casino[edit]

The Star City Casino is the Rabbitohs major home sponsor for the 2011 Telstra Premiership.

DeLonghi[edit]

DeLonghi are again the major away sponsor for the Rabbitohs in the 2011 Telstra Premiership.

V8 Supercars Australia[edit]

V8 Supercars are the Rabbitohs major sleeve sponsor for the 2011 Telstra Premiership.

Kenwood[edit]

Kenwood are the Rabbitohs major training sponsor for the 2011 Telstra Premiership.

playing kit[edit]

Sponsors[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Naming rights Shorts sponsor Youth team sponsor
2011 ISC The Star and De'Longhi Alcatel One Touch Souths Cares

Current squad[edit]

The following list comprises players who are in the Rabbitohs full-time first-grade squad for the 2011 season in the NRL Telstra Premiership.

South Sydney Rabbitohs
First team squad Coaching staff

Head coach

Assistant coaches


Legend:
  • (c) Captain
  • (vc) Vice captain
  • (gk) Goal kicker
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured

Updated: 21 July 2011
Source(s): Rabbitohs Squad, Rugby League Project

Transfers[edit]

Gains

Player Gained From
Greg Inglis Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm
George Burgess Bullscolours.svg Bradford Bulls - Super League
Luke Burgess Rhinoscolours.svg Leeds Rhinos - Super League (Mid-Season)

Losses

Player Lost To
Colin Best Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks
Luke Capewell Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans
Jaiman Lowe Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm
Beau Champion Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm
Jamie Simpson Giantscolours.svg Huddersfield Giants - Super League

References[edit]