2014 South Sydney Rabbitohs season

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2014 South Sydney Rabbitohs season
Team information
CEO Shane Richardson
Head Coach Michael Maguire
Captain
Stadium ANZ Stadium
Top scorers
Tries Alex Johnston
Goals Adam Reynolds
Points Adam Reynolds
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The 2014 South Sydney Rabbitohs season is the 105th in the club's history. Coached by Michael Maguire and captained by John Sutton, they competed in the National Rugby League's 2014 Telstra Premiership.

Season summary[edit]

Milestones[edit]

On Sunday October 5, 2014, the South Sydney Rabbitohs finally ended their 43-year drought, and claimed the NRL Premiership Trophy after defeating the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the Grand Final, 30-6.

Squad List[edit]

Squad Movement[edit]

Gains[edit]

Player Signed From Until End of Notes
Glenn Stewart Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly Warringah Sea Eagles
2016
Tim Grant Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers
2018
Cody Walker Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm
2016

Losses[edit]

Player 2015 Club Notes
Sam Burgess Rugby Union
Beau Champion Parramatta Eels
Apisai Koroisau Penrith Panthers
Nathan Merritt Retired
Lote Tuqiri Retired
Ben Te'o Rugby Union

Re-signings[edit]

Player Club Until End of Notes
Jason Clark South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs
2016
Issac Luke South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs
2017
Contract ended because of Lukes movement to New Zealand Warriors [1]
Chris McQueen South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs
2016

Contract lengths[edit]

Ladder[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L B PF PA PD Pts
1 Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney Roosters 24 16 0 8 2 615 385 +230 36
2 Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles 24 16 0 8 2 502 399 +103 36
3 South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney Rabbitohs (P) 24 15 0 9 2 585 361 +224 34
4 Panthers colours.svg Penrith Panthers 24 15 0 9 2 506 426 +80 34
5 North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland Cowboys 24 14 0 10 2 596 406 +190 32
6 Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne Storm 24 14 0 10 2 536 460 +76 32
7 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs 24 13 0 11 2 446 439 +7 30
8 Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane Broncos 24 12 0 12 2 549 456 +93 28
9 New Zealand colours.svg New Zealand Warriors 24 12 0 12 2 571 491 +80 28
10 Parramatta colours.svg Parramatta Eels 24 12 0 12 2 477 580 −103 28
11 St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons 24 11 0 13 2 469 528 −59 26
12 Newcastle colours.svg Newcastle Knights 24 10 0 14 2 463 571 −108 24
13 Wests Tigers colours.svg Wests Tigers 24 10 0 14 2 420 631 −211 24
14 Gold Coast Titans colours.svg Gold Coast Titans 24 9 0 15 2 372 538 −166 22
15 Canberra colours.svg Canberra Raiders 24 8 0 16 2 466 623 −157 20
16 Cronulla colours.svg Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks 24 5 0 19 2 334 613 −279 14

Fixtures[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

In 2014, the Rabbitohs again competed in three pre-season trial matches.

Date Round Opponent Venue Score Attendance Report
Sunday, 9 February Back to Belmore Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs Belmore Sports Ground, Sydney 38 – 12 5,000
Saturday, 22 February Charity Shield St. George colours.svg St. George Illawarra Dragons WIN Stadium, Wollongong 38 – 20 14,633
Legend:       Win       13+ Win       Loss       13+ Loss       Draw

NRL Auckland Nines[edit]

The NRL Auckland Nines is a pre-season rugby league nines competition featuring all 16 NRL clubs. The 2014 competition was played over two days on 15 and 16 February at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. The Rabbitohs featured in Pool Red and played the Panthers, Storm and Dragons. The top two teams of each pool qualified for the quarter finals.

Pool Play[edit]
Team
Pld W D L PF PA +/− Pts
Penrith Panthers 3 2 0 1 53 37 +16 4
South Sydney Rabbitohs 3 2 0 1 53 38 +15 4
Melbourne Storm 3 1 0 2 39 40 -1 2
St. George Illawarra Dragons 3 1 0 2 26 56 -30 2
Finals[edit]

Regular season[edit]

NRL Team of the Week[edit]

The NRL team of the week is the top 17 players for that week. Players who were in the Team of the week;

  • Greg Inglis (n1) Round 5
  • Sam Burgess (n13) Round 5
  • Sam Burgess (n13) Round 6
  • Sam Burgess (n17) Round 7
  • Greg Inglis (n1) Round 8
  • George Burgess (n8) Round 8
  • Dylan Walker (n4) Round 9
  • George Burgess (n10) Round 9
  • Alex Johnston (n5) Round 10
  • George Burgess (n8) Round 11
  • Sam Burgess (n13) Round 11
  • Dylan Walker (n4) Round 12
  • Sam Burgess (n10) Round 12
  • George Burgess (n16) Round 12
  • Dylan Walker (n4) Round 13
  • Sam Burgess (n17) Round 13
  • Kyle Turner (n3) Round 14
  • Alex Johnston (n5) Round 14
  • John Sutton (n6) Round 14
  • Sam Burgess (n13) Round 14
  • Sam Burgess (n13) Round 16
  • Alex Johnston (n2) Round 19
  • Isaac Luke (n9) Round 19
  • Sam Burgess (n12) Round 19
  • Dylan Walker (n4) Round 20
  • Adam Reynolds (n15) Round 20
  • Alex Johnston (n2) Round 21
  • Dylan Walker (n4) Round 21
  • Chris McQueen (n11) Round 21
  • Sam Burgess (n13) Round 22
  • Greg Inglis (n1) Round 23
  • Issac Luke (n9) Round 23
  • Sam Burgess (n13) Round 23
  • Tom Burgess (n17) Round 23
  • Sam Burgess (n13) Round 25

Total

  • George Burgess - 4
  • Tom Burgess - 1
  • Sam Burgess - 12
  • Greg Inglis - 3
  • Alex Johnston - 4
  • Isaac Luke - 2
  • Chris McQueen - 1
  • Adam Reynolds - 1
  • John Sutton - 1
  • Kyle Turner - 1
  • Dylan Walker - 5

Finals[edit]

  Qualifying / Elimination finals Semi-finals Preliminary finals Grand final
                                   
  QF1: 13 Sept, Allianz Stadium  
1  Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 18  
4  Panthers colours.svg Penrith 19     SF1: 19 Sept, Allianz Stadium  
     Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 31    
EF1: 13 Sept, 1300SMILES Stadium      North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 30       PF1: 27 Sept, ANZ Stadium
5  North Queensland colours.svg North Queensland 32        Panthers colours.svg Penrith 12  
8  Brisbane colours.svg Brisbane 20          Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown 18     GF: 5 Oct, ANZ Stadium
         Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown 6
  EF2: 14 Sept, AAMI Park       PF2: 26 Sept, ANZ Stadium      South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 30
6  Melbourne colours.svg Melbourne 4          Eastern Suburbs colours.svg Sydney 22  
7  Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown 28     SF2: 20 Sept, Allianz Stadium        South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 32  
     Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown 18    
QF2: 12 Sept, Allianz Stadium      Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 17    
2  Manly Sea Eagles colours.svg Manly-Warringah 24  
3  South Sydney colours.svg South Sydney 40  


Grand final[edit]

Main article: 2014 NRL Grand Final
Sunday, 5 October
7:35pm AEDT
South Sydney Rabbitohs South Sydney colours.svg 30 – 6 Canterbury colours.svg Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs
Tries
Lote Tuqiri(7') 0/1
Johnston (20') 1
G. Burgess (56') 1
Auva'a (73') 1
Reynolds (78') 1
Inglis (80') 1

Goals
Reynolds 5/7 (27' pen, 58', 64' pen, 75', 79')
S. Burgess 0/1

Tries
Williams (49') 1

Goals
Hodkinson 1/1 (51')

ANZ Stadium, Sydney
Attendance: 83,833
Referee/s: Shayne Hayne, Gerard Sutton
Clive Churchill Medal: Sam Burgess

Player Statistics[edit]

Player Appearances Tries Goals Field Goals Total Points

Representative Honours[edit]

Year All Stars ANZAC Test Pacific Test City / Country State of Origin 1 State of Origin 2 State of Origin 3 Four Nations
2014 N/A Greg Inglis Lote Tuqiri Adam Reynolds (C), Dylan Walker (C) Chris McQueen (Q), Ben Te'o (Q), Greg Inglis (Q) Chris McQueen (Q), Ben Te'o (Q), Greg Inglis (Q) Ben Te'o (Q), Greg Inglis (Q) Greg Inglis (A), Dylan Walker (A), George Burgess (E), Tom Burgess (E), Issac Luke (N)

KEY:

  • C - City
  • Co - Country
  • N - NSW
  • Q - Queensland
  • A - Australia
  • E - England
  • N - New Zealand
  • S - Samoa

Post-season[edit]

References[edit]