What is a Rabbitoh?

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  1. southsport

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    Not like Souths.
     
  2. themacemaceman

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    I read once that Paramatta is an Aboriginal word meaning "place of many eels".
     
  3. DiegoNT

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    They are all unique in their own way
     
  4. sensesmaybenumbed

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    That's a relief.
     
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    sensesmaybenumbed Moderator Staff Member

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    Never been a rabbit play for south's either...
     
  6. DiegoNT

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    Tigers nickname obviously came from their jumpers, but i believe their colours came from famous rower from the area who competed in those colours.

    Roosters nickname i believe is a homage to the famous french touring teams who wore similar jumpers.

    Cowboys where picked as north queensland is cattle country.

    Gold coast were to be called the dolphins but got legal action threatened by Redcliff. The titans came from a last minute public vote.

    Brisbane went over to Denver to get information on how to run a succesful football team. They got so much inspiration they ended up stealing their name as well
     
  7. OVP

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    The Rooster is always first to greet the Sun as it rises in the East.
     
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    And they got it from the blackwattle trees that lined the harbour at the time.
    They went by the name 'the watersiders'
     
  9. OVP

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    Not quite. We were originally the tricolours in homage to the French, but changed it to the Rooster in homage to what i posted above.
     
  10. DiegoNT

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    I always assumed that the rooster symbol was taken of the french as well
     
  11. OVP

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    You could be right actually. I might have to research that one a bit more when I'm not so lazy. I always get lazy after a big win :D
     
  12. southsport

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    There has been rabbitohs though, Souths are not rabbits they are The Rabbitohs.
     
  13. sensesmaybenumbed

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    So..?? People shouldn't call them the bunnies?

    They should have a man dragging around rabbit corpses as a logo instead of a rabbit?
     
  14. southsport

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    Lol, they did once upon a time, that's what I am saying, it's history not just a logo.
     
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    Broncos = From Denver NFL team

    Bulldogs = Public vote

    Raiders = Public vote

    Sharks = Public vote?


    Titans = Public vote

    Storm = Rejected Mavericks as it sounded too American, went with Storm considering Melbourne's weather

    Sea Eagles = Apparently a lot of Sea Eagles around the northern beaches

    Cowboys = Cattle country in North QLD

    Warriors = Homage to Maōri warriors in history

    Knights = I can only assume because of alliteration and the fact Newy is a steel city and knights wear steel armour?

    Eels = Parramatta means 'where eels live' in local Aboriginal language

    Panthers = Unsure but I'd assume public vote and alliteration purposes

    Rabbitohs = Players used to sell rabbits for a living and would call out rabbitoh to get customers

    Dragons = St George reference, used to be known as Dragon Slayers and then shortened to Dragons

    Roosters = French touring team in 1966/67 had le coq sportif as their jersey manufacturer I believe

    Tigers = Blackwattle trees and the jersey design
     
  16. sensesmaybenumbed

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    And other clubs can point to the past as well to cite the origin of the names or colours.

    South's aren't unique in this regard. It feels special to you. Fans of the other 15 clubs just don't really care.
     
  17. southsport

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    No, Souths ARE unique in this regard.
     
  18. sensesmaybenumbed

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    The eels name comes from indigenous history that predates south's by thousands of years. South's fans seem to think the club is somehow more special than all the rest.

    Nobody else does, so that's not really all that true.
     
  19. southsport

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    Yes but the indigenous people didn't play for parra.
     
  20. sensesmaybenumbed

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    You think what now?


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