Sydney: Sitting directly opposite the Members' Pavilion at the Sydney Cricket Ground, in the lower tier of the Victor Trumper Stand where the hill once was, is a statue of Stephen "Yabba" Gascoigne - a legendary local rabbitoh
who for 40 years until his death in 1942 would pitch up for matches here and deliver cutting remarks from the boundary's edge.
Having played in numerous positions across the backs and forwards, former Rabbitoh
McQueen has found a home in the second row but is still utilised as a potent attacking weapon on the right edge.
The Team of the Year also features England and South Sydney front rower Sam Burgess, the 2013 Prop of the Year who is joined by a third Rabbitoh
in Issac LuKe, the HooKer of the Year and the Burgess family had double cause for celebration with George Burgess being named International RooKie of the Year, an award open to players aged 21 or under who made their Test debut during the voting period.
Oates's and Carey's critiques of their young protagonists' misguided parents and their radical companions echo, if more gently, in the Australian adults with whom Dial and Che consort in their own variation on life underground: Trevor, Rabbitoh
, and the denizens of the Crystal Community, "perfumed with poverty and patchouli" (211).
Sam Burgess is experiencing a second-straight injury-plagued season, while Tigers forward Gareth Ellis has been sidelined with a fractured foot.
For the moment Shannan remains a Rabbitoh and he and the team will be doing everything they can to extend their season into the finals for the rest of this year.
McPherson joins the Wrexham-based outfit from NRL side South Sydney Rabbitohs on a two-year contract starting from next season.
, RUN: Burgess has been a revelation for South Sydney
The few dramatized moments--scenes between the rough but passionate mother and daughter and the young family of Rabbitoh
supporters--were the best.
Creativity and guile will come from former Rabbitoh
Dylan Walker and Queensland star Daly Cherry-Evans in the halves.
But this season the former South Sydney Rabbitoh
has spent time playing in the front row and has proved a real handful down the middle.
The 28-year-old joins from South Sydney Rabbitohs
where he earned a reputation as a hardman in the tough Australian NRL.