GONE are the days when the Rabbitohs could be considered Wooden Spoon favourites year in, year out... but are they about to have a new tag placed on them?
THE Penrith Panthers have shocked the Canberra Raiders in their opening round claash as the home side won 32-10 in front of a loud crowd. 10,882 patrons at Centrebet Stadium, Penrith.
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs have been involved in Rugby League since 1908 and while still saddled with the tag "The Pride of the League", the boys from Redfern still have not won a premiership since 1971.
THE Melbourne Storm returned to their methodical and gritty game play in 2012 to produce one of the best rounded seasons in the clubs history.
FAST forward to 2012 and the Storm are back in the winner
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs set out to become the pride of the league once again in 2012, and they nearly fulfilled their self-proclaimed prophecy...
THE South Sydney Rabbitohs have destroyed the Canberra Raiders as they look toward the Bulldogs after their emphatic 38-16 win in front of 35,875 fans at ANZ Stadium tonight
THE Canberra Raiders have destroyed the hopes and dreams of the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks as the green machine ran out victorious in front of a sell out Canberra Stadium today
BEN Hornby and Dean Young were sent out winners at ANZ Stadium tonight, as the Dragons steam rolled Luke Burt and Nathan Hindmarsh's Parramatta Eels 29-8
A late comeback from the Titans was not enough to grab the victory, as the Manly Sea Eagles claimed fourth spot on the ladder in front of 14,927 fans at Skilled Park tonight