The Rabbitohs fielded a development team with more than half never having played a game before yesterday. Marching onto the field the Broncos were by far a physically bigger team and this could be seen by the physicality of the game .
The Rabbitohs trio of halves , Jean Coetzer , Bertus Coetzer and Deon Kraemer , kept very good control of the game, constantly communicating with all the youngsters and allowing the forwards to put down a great platform for the backs to put up the points .
The Broncos were running hard all game and never backing down. They played with hearts of lions and left it all out on the field. The Young Rabbitohs answered in kind and this made for a very exciting game as each team brought the best out of each other . The Bunnies started to pick up the pace, as the game went on , using their superior conditioning to finish the game stronger than starting it .
A special mention to all the first time rugby league players: welcome to the game boys and we hope you are all here to stay . Hopefully we will have many more games like this and have a successful season , with the help from SARL, we are sure they will assist in nurturing all this young talent coming into the game .
The Rabbitohs would also like to thank Shaun Kelly for reffing this game , not only did he allow the game to flow so that the players were able to express themselves , but he was also fair and very informative , always communicating with the captains from both teams thus making for a very hard but clean and disciplined game of rugby League . Most importantly his management of the game was flawless .
To the Broncos ,thank you for the game and good luck for the season.
To the Rabbitohs well done on the clubs debut game , maintaining discipline and making the club proud , monsters on the field and gentleman off the field .