Not this year

See Cronulla Sharks prove far too strong for disappointing South Sydney Rabbitohs.

This match was a one-act affair. After a short tussle for the opening 15 minutes or so, the Sharks soon asserted their superiority and really had this match well in their keeping before half-time. The result was wrapped up with more than 20 minutes left to play and the final quarter of the game descended into a sloppy, mistake-riddled rabble. I’m sure both sides would’ve gladly called it all off well before the full-time siren.

Last year I posted:

Go the Bunnies!

Posted on October 3, 2014 by Neil


There I am at the bus stop in Mount Keira Road again. Many of you will be aware that South Sydney (the Rabbitohs) are in the Grand Final against the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs next Sunday. This is the climax of many a turbulent year since the last time the Bunnies made it – 1971. Roy Masters tells an interesting story. (I took the photo below in Cleveland Street’s “Little Lebanon” just up from The Prophet in July 2010.)

The saviour of the Rabbitohs sat down in a restaurant named “The Prophet” and ended up doing a deal with the devil.

When George Piggins led the march of 50,000 supporters to Sydney Town Hall in 2000, protesting the axing of his club from the NRL, News Corporation, then half owners of the league, were perceived to be the devil…

Of course the Rabbitohs went on to win the 2014 Grand Final. See also Mainly about rabbits… where you will find this:


Then in Melbourne Cup and the Opal Card I ventured to tip the winner of that horserace:

One infallible way of picking the winner in the Melbourne Cup tomorrow is to look at the colours. Now it stands to reason after the Bunnies’ famous victory this year that their colours, red and green, must have some power. Thus, look to:


Yes, that is your winner, folks!  #8, Junoob. B, on the other hand, also fancies #12, Who Shot Thebarman, on grounds also noted in the ABC Form Guide: “Who Shot Thebarman, apart from having an irresistible name for once-a-year punters, is a stout staying horse from New Zealand.” That really is a possibility.

Joonob came nowhere; Who Shot Thebarman finished 3rd. The winner was Protectionist.