The South Sydney Rabbitohs are ready to go one better in 2022 after a nail-biting Grand Final loss.

The Rabbitohs were defeated by less than a try against the Panthers in last year’s decider, leading to another big pre-season for the club as they chase the ultimate prize. 

“It was the culmination of a lot of hard work and sacrifice that had spanned three years at the Club,” the South Sydney Rabbitohs told when asked of what it meant to reach the 2021 Grand Final.

“The players, staff and their families had made many sacrifices over that time, particularly in terms of the world-wide pandemic that affected us all so much, and to see the team win through to another Grand Final was very special.

“We fell just short on game day which is providing a lot of motivation for the team heading towards the start of the 2022 season.”

With pre-season underway, the club has been able to witness a number of young players who have pressed their case for starting positions in Round 1. 

“We have some talented youngsters coming through the ranks who have been working hard since November last year and we’re looking forward to seeing the fruits of their labour in the upcoming trial matches and their seasons ahead,” they explained. 

“We’re confident we’ve done the work to get away to a strong start once the footy comes around mid-March.”

The club is proud of its connection to the local community in the South Sydney area, with everyone connection through a common goal.

“We’re proud to say we rank as the most engaging club on digital channels in the country and that comes down to the passion our Members and supporters have for our Club,” they said.

“The Rabbitohs, as well as the Club’s charitable arm Souths Cares, are deeply connected and respected throughout the local community and with our local clubs.

“The work Souths Cares does in the community is second-to-none and is literally changing people’s lives for the better on a daily basis.

“Many of our top players, including our captain Cameron Murray, are products of our junior clubs and the brilliant work Souths Juniors does in developing the next generations of South Sydney players is not lost on anyone at the Rabbitohs.

 “Our greatest strength is our people. Be they a first grade player, a strapper, the office staff, a Member, fan or person that works in the canteen at the junior footy, we are all connected by one thing and that is the South Sydney Rabbitohs.

“We are the oldest Club, the loudest Club and the proudest Club. We’ve been dubbed the Pride of the League for almost a century by others. We never forget the role we play in our people’s lives and we never take it for granted.”

Steeden will again partner with the Rabbitohs for 2022 with the club lauding the high quality of products on offer.

 “Steeden is the number one brand in terms of footballs and we are proud to play with them on game day and train with them all year round. The Steeden range of performance footballs as well as supporter footballs is perfect for all of our needs,” they said.

“Nothing beats a brand new, fresh-out-of-the-satchel, NRL Steeden on game day! Then we know is time for business and to get the win for our people and our community!”