List of South Sydney Rabbitohs records

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The following is a list of the South Sydney Rabbitohs club records.

Club records[edit]

These are NRL records which relate to the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

Grand Finals[edit]

Most First Grade Premierships

21

Most Reserve Grade Premierships

20

Highest Score in a Grand Final

42 points versus Manly Sea Eagles in 1951 (Souths won 42–14)

Most Tries in a Grand Final

8 tries versus Manly Sea Eagles in 1951

Most Goals in a Grand Final

9 goals versus Manly Sea Eagles in 1951

Most Tries in a Grand Final by an Individual Player

4 tries by Johnny Graves versus Manly Sea Eagles in 1951

Most Field Goals in a Grand Final by an Individual Player

4 field goals by Eric Simms versus Manly Sea Eagles in 1970 (Souths won 23–12)

Most Points in all Grand Final Appearances

42 points by Eric Simms (1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971)

Most Grand Final successes as a Captain

5 by Jack Rayner (1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955)

Most Grand Final successes as a Coach

5 by Jack Rayner (1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955)

Premiership[edit]

Most goals in a season by an individual player

131 by Eric Simms in 1969

Most Career Field Goals by an Individual Player

86 by Eric Simms between 1965 and 1975

Most Career Points scored by a Forward

1,128 by Bernie Purcell between 1949–1952 and 1954–1960

Most Field Goals in a Game by an Individual Player

5 by Eric Simms versus Penrith, Penrith Park, 27 July 1969 (Souths won 40–18)

Individual awards[edit]

Rothmans Medal winners[edit]

The Rothmans Medal was previously awarded to the player of the year.

Dally M Medal winners[edit]

The Dally M Medal is currently awarded to the player of the year.

Harry Sunderland Medal winners[edit]

NSW Player of the Year[edit]

Sun-Herald Best and Fairest Player[edit]

E E Christensen Player of the Year (1946–1977)[edit]

Claude Corbett Memorial Trophy[edit]

Rugby League Week Player of the Year[edit]

Dally M Rookie of the Year[edit]

ARL Hall of Fame inductees[edit]

Clive Churchill Medal[edit]

Individual records[edit]

Most First Grade Games for the Club[edit]

Games played Player Years Played
231 John Sutton 2004 – present
218 Nathan Merritt 2002 – 2003, 2006 – 2014
211 Bob McCarthy 1963 – 1975, 1978
208 Craig Coleman 1982–1992
206 Eric Simms 1965–1975
195 John Sattler 1963–1972
194 Jack Rayner 1946–1957
190 Luke Stuart 2002–2011
182 Michael Andrews 1984–1993
181 Mario Fenech 1981–1990

Most Points for the club[edit]

Points Player Games played
1,841 (23 tries, 803 goals, 86 field goals) Eric Simms 206
1,128 (36 tries, 510 goals) Bernie Purcell 173
836 (144 tries, 202 goals) Benny Wearing 172
653 (146 tries, 34 goals, 1 field goal) Nathan Merritt 218
647 (14 tries, 292 goals, 7 field goals) Adam Reynolds 79

Most points in a season[edit]

Points Player Games played Season
265 (1 try, 112 goals, 19 field goals) Eric Simms 24 1969
241 (3 tries, 96 goals, 20 field goals) Eric Simms 22 1970
233 (3 tries, 100 goals, 12 field goals) Eric Simms 24 1967
221 (7 tries, 95 goals, 3 field goals) Adam Reynolds 26 2014

Most Points in a Match[edit]

Points Player Opponent Venue Date Match score
29 (3 tries, 10 goals) Johnny Graves Eastern Suburbs Sports Ground Round 8, 1952 Souths won 50–0
27 (5 tries, 6 goals) Johnny Graves Eastern Suburbs Redfern Oval Round 14, 1949 Souths won 48–6
24 (4 tries, 6 goals) Terry Fahey Penrith Redfern Oval Round 5, 1979 Souths won 39–9
23 (3 tries, 7 goals) Johnny Graves Parramatta Redfern Oval Round 10, 1948 Souths won 38–5
23 (1 try, 10 goals) Johnny Graves Newtown Redfern Oval Round 18, 1952 Souths won 41–2
22 (11 goals) Eric Simms Cronulla Redfern Oval Round 3, 1969 Souths won 43–4
22 (6 goals, 5 field goals) Eric Simms Penrith Penrith Park Round 18, 1969 Souths won 40–18
22 (2 tries, 8 goals) Mark Ross St George Dragons Redfern Oval Round 13, 1981 Souths won 34–17
22 (1 try, 9 goals) Tony Melrose Cronulla Redfern Oval Round 9, 1983 Souths won 46–10
21 (1 try, 9 goals) Eric Simms Canterbury Bankstown Redfern Oval Round 6, 1971 Souths won 36–19

Most Tries for the Club[edit]

Tries scores Player Games played
146 Nathan Merritt 218
144 Benny Wearing 172
105 Ian Moir 110
100 Bob McCarthy 211
88 Michael Cleary 140

Most Tries in a season[edit]

Tries Player Games played Season
29 Les Brennan 19 1954
28 Johnny Graves 17 1951
23 Ian Moir 19 1953
23 Nathan Merritt 22 2011
22 Nathan Merritt 24 2006

Most Tries in a Match[edit]

Tries Player Opponent Venue Date
5 Harold Horder North Sydney Sydney Showground 4 June 1917
5 Harold Horder North Sydney Sydney Showground 14 June 1917
5 Alan Quinlivan University Earl Park 11 July 1936
5 Don Manson University Sports Ground 17 April 1937
5 Johnny Graves Eastern Suburbs Redfern Oval 16 July 1949
5 Ian Moir Parramatta Redfern Oval 6 June 1957
5 Eric Sladden Parramatta Cumberland Oval 10 August 1957
5 Nathan Merritt Parramatta ANZ Stadium 8 August 2011

Most Goals for the Club[edit]

Goals Player Games played
8891 Eric Simms 206
510 Bernie Purcell 173
2372 Neil Baker 87

1 includes 86 field goals

2 includes 31 field goals

Most goals in a season[edit]

Goals Player Games played Season
1311 Eric Simms 24 1969
1162 Eric Simms 22 1970
1123 Eric Simms 24 1967
1004 Adam Reynolds 26 2013

1 includes 19 field goals

2 includes 20 field goals

3 includes 12 field goals

4 includes 2 field goals

Most Goals in a Match[edit]

Goals Player Opponent Venue Date Match score
11 Eric Simms Cronulla Redfern Oval 11 April 1969 Souths won 43 – 4
111 Eric Simms Penrith Penrith Park 27 July 1969 Souths won 40 – 18
10 Arthur Oxford University Marrickville Oval 1 September 1920 Souths won 47 – 5
10 Johnny Graves Eastern Suburbs Sydney Sports Ground 7 July 1952 Souths won 50 – 0
10 Johnny Graves Newtown Redfern Oval 23 August 1952 Souths won 41 – 2

1 includes 5 field goals

Team records[edit]

Biggest winning margins[edit]

Margin Score Opponent Venue Date
67 67–0 Western Suburbs Sydney Showground 23 July 1910
63 63–0 University Sports Ground 17 April 1937
54 59–5 Penrith Redfern Oval 11 May 1980
53 53–0 North Sydney Sports Ground 12 August 1939
50 50–0 Eastern Suburbs Sports Ground 7 June 1952
50 56–6 Parramatta Eels ANZ Stadium 8 August 2011
49 53–4 North Sydney Sydney Showground 30 July 1910

Biggest Losing Margins[edit]

Margin Score Opponent Venue Date
66 0–66 New Zealand Warriors Telstra Stadium 25 June 2006
62 0–62 Sydney City Roosters Sydney Football Stadium 25 April 1996
60 0–60 Newcastle Knights EnergyAustralia Stadium 8 August 1999

Longest Winning Streak[edit]

16 (30 May 1908 – 17 July 1909)

Longest Losing Streak[edit]

22 (23 June 1945 – 12 April 1947)

Golden point games[edit]

Played Won Drawn Lost
13 6 4 3
Opponent Result Score Venue Date
New Zealand Warriors Loss 30–31 Aussie Stadium 19 June 2003
Wests Tigers Win 17–16 Aussie Stadium 21 March 2004
North Queensland Cowboys Draw 20–20 Express Advocate Stadium 15 May 2004
Brisbane Broncos Draw 34–34 Aussie Stadium 28 August 2004
Canterbury Bulldogs Draw 21–21 Sydney Showground 4 June 2005
Parramatta Eels Draw 16–16 ANZ Stadium 22 May 2009
Gold Coast Titans Loss 18–19 ANZ Stadium 20 Mar 2010
Wests Tigers Win 34–30 ANZ Stadium 7 Aug 2010
Sydney Roosters Win 21–20 ANZ Stadium 16 Jul 2011
North Queensland Cowboys Win 26–24 ANZ Stadium 19 August 2011
Wests Tigers Win 17–16 Allianz Stadium 1 Apr 2012
St. George Illawarra Dragons Win 19–18 Jubilee Oval 20 May 2012
St. George Illawarra Dragons Loss 18-22 ANZ Stadium 22 July 2013

Attendance records[edit]

Sydney Football Stadium (1988–2005)

40,000 – South Sydney Rabbitohs v Balmain Tigers (Major semi-final, 10 September 1989)

Redfern Oval (1948–1987)

23,257 – South Sydney Rabbitohs v Manly Sea Eagles (Round 20, 19 July 1987). A crowd of over 25,000 watched Souths take on the USA team, the "Tomahawks", while Souths were excluded from the NRL.

ANZ Stadium (2006 – present)

83,833 – South Sydney Rabbitohs v Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs (Grand Final, 5 October 2014)

Sydney Cricket Ground (1908 – present)

78,056 – South Sydney Rabbitohs v St George Dragons (Grand Final, 18 September 1965)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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