2010 South Sydney Rabbitohs season
|2010 South Sydney Rabbitohs season|
|2010 record||Wins: 9; Draws: 0; Losses: 8|
|Points scored||For: 456; Against: 379|
|Tries||Nathan Merritt 16|
|Goals||Issac Luke 46|
|Points||Issac Luke 124|
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 teams, only just missing out on a place in the finals. The coach of the club was John Lang and club captain was Roy Asotasi.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|1||St. George Illawarra Dragons (P)||24||17||0||7||2||518||299||+219||38|
|4||Gold Coast Titans||24||15||0||9||2||520||498||+22||34|
|5||New Zealand Warriors||24||14||0||10||2||539||486||+53||32|
|8||Manly Warringah Sea Eagles||24||12||0||12||2||545||510||+35||28|
|9||South Sydney Rabbitohs||24||11||0||13||2||584||567||+17||26|
|15||North Queensland Cowboys||24||5||0||19||2||425||667||−242||14|
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.
Kit and Sponsors
National Australia Bank
The National Australia Bank was the Rabbitohs major home sponsor for the 2010 Telstra Premiership.
DeLonghi was the major away sponsor for the Rabbitohs in the 2010 Telstra Premiership.
V8 Supercars Australia
V8 Supercars was the Rabbitohs major sleeve sponsor for the 2010 Telstra Premiership.
Virgin Blue was the Rabbitohs major training sponsor for the 2010 Telstra Premiership.
The following list comprises players who were in the Rabbitohs full-time first-grade squad for the 2010 season in the NRL Telstra Premiership.
|Player||Appearances||Tries||Goals||Field Goals||Total Points|
|Player||All Stars||ANZAC Test||City / Country||State of Origin 1||State of Origin 2||State of Origin 3||Four Nations|
- Stuart Honeysett and Brent Read (23 April 2010) Shocking end to the Melbourne Storm era The Australian