South Sydney, also known as the ‘Rabbitohs,’ is Australia’s most famous Rugby League club, and has the highly recognized image of the rabbit as their emblem.
The Rugby League team has just completed a very successful campaign which resulted in the team securing a prestigious ‘top four’ position in the 16-team competition and finishing just one match short of contesting the Grand Final.
The Rugby League club’s sponsors, De’Longhi and Kenwood are also in association with the Rabbitohs as sponsors of two skiffs in the Australian 18 Footers League’s 2012-2013 Season fleet on Sydney Harbour.
Determined to maintain the high standard set by the Rugby League team, the skiffies started well when both Kenwood-Rabbitohs and De’Longhi-Rabbitohs finished in the ‘top four’ last Sunday in Race 1 of the AEG 3-Buoys Challenge series.
Brett Van Munster, Kieryn Cowan and Joel Castle brought Kenwood-Rabbitohs home in second place, while John Sweeny (standing in for injured Simon Nearn), Keegan York and James Smithers came in fourth in the 19-boat fleet.
Competition in the Australian 18 Footers League fleet is extremely close this season and regularly finishing near the top will not be easy, but the two skiff ‘Rabbitohs’ teams are determined to keep the ‘Rabbitohs logo’ flying high.
Souths celebrate their win in golden point time: NRL Round 5, Wests Tigers v Souths, Allianz Stadium, Sunday 1st April 2012. Photo: Copyright © Renee McKay/Action Photographics
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