‘They Wear The Red & Green’ tells the story of a sporting love affair that has been sustained for almost 50 years. The passion of a loyal football fan for his club shines through as the author’s own life-story is interwoven with that of the team of his heart – the Mighty South Sydney Rabbitohs. Scrupulously researched, this book records how it once was in the game of Rugby League how it became and, ultimately, a timeless truth – that a true fan never flinches, no matter how hard the times might get.
A great story, befitting the greatest of all rugby league clubs.
Great memories of my days playing at Souths.
Ryder’s book ... reclaims the lost legions of Rabbitohs heros ... and reminds us that footy is as much about playing as winning.
... will delight Rabbitohs fans.
South Sydney Marches On….CHORUSGlory, Glory to South SydneyGlory, Glory to South SydneyGlory, Glory to South SydneySouth Sydney Marches OnWhen speaking of the championsOne stands above the restOf glories old and records proudWhen often put to testOf fine traditions, historyThat others cannot bestThey wear the RED & GREENREPEAT CHORUSThey mauled the Balmain TigersSlew the Dragons from St. GeorgeThe Seagulls and the Mounties nextWere crushed with mighty forceThey humbled ParramattaAnd the Berries in due courseThey wear the RED & GREENREPEAT CHORUSThey plucked the Western MagpiesSlashed the Newtown bag of blueThe Eastern Suburbs rooster crowedAnd then was conquered tooThe greatest name in any gameWithin South Sydney grewThey wear the RED & GREENREPEAT CHORUS (twice)
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