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The South Sydney Rabbitohs have again denied they will be moving to the Central Coast, after a report in today?s Sydney Morning Herald suggested that the Rabbitohs are expected to relocate north once the proposed Redfern Oval developments have been completed.
South Sydney CEO Shane Richardson has again made it clear that a move to the Central Coast is not under consideration by the Club.
?We have said time and time again that we will not be relocating to the Central Coast,? Mr Richardson responded today.
?We have made a commitment to play all of our home games at Telstra Stadium in 2006 and I cannot stress the word ?all? enough. We have a plan in place to grow our fan, membership and corporate sponsorship bases with the assistance of our stadium partner in Telstra Stadium over the next four seasons, a partnership that both organisations are determined to make work.
?We are not considering a move to the Central Coast, it has never been the mandate set by the Board of Directors.
?We have explained this many times, however some people in the media are taking longer than others to realise that we are not leaving Sydney.
?For the City of Sydney Council to suggest that we will train at Redfern but play at the Central Coast is ludicrous.
?We have had many discussions with the Council and the Lord Mayor about our plans to stay in Sydney so I can?t understand where this ?anticipated move to the Central Coast? has come from.