NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31: Robbie Rochow looks on during a Newcastle Knights NRL training session on July 31, 2014 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have signed Robbie Rochow for the 2017 season.

Rochow, 26, has played 74 NRL games to date for the Newcastle Knights and Melbourne Storm since making his first grade debut for the Storm against the Roosters in 2010. Rochow also represented Country Origin in 2014.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire is delighted to have Rochow joining the Club for the 2017 season.

NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 31: Robbie Rochow looks on during a Newcastle Knights NRL training session on July 31, 2014 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE, AUSTRALIA – JULY 31: Robbie Rochow looks on during a Newcastle Knights NRL training session on July 31, 2014 in Newcastle, Australia. (Photo by Ashley Feder/Getty Images)

“I’ve worked with Robbie previously at the Melbourne Storm and he will bring great character and leadership to our Club next season,” Coach Maguire said.

“He’s a very driven individual and wants to add to the culture we have built here at South Sydney.

“In our meetings with him he wants to achieve the same goals as the rest of our group and we are sure that he will be a valuable contributor to our team.

“He will also create more competition for selection in our NRL side next year which spurs on our players to perform at their best, be it at training or in games.

“We’re looking forward to having him join our ranks in the pre-season.”

Read more at Rabbitohs.com.au

60 COMMENTS

  1. wise decision robbie because no other team has won 21 premierships and all the other 15 teams are- “”foreverinourshadow””

      • MWSE4L can you read son 21 comps are you are shire boy 0 comps and in 40 years you will still be on 0 now piss off and go to your losers site.

        • louis123…….. mwse41 is jealous that his team cant win 21 premierships in this century or in his life time lol

        • Can you read yourself? MWSE stands for Manly Warringah Sea Eagles, you remember that team that has won more comps in the past decade then souths have since the start of colour television. However if you want to live in the past when souths were relevant then go for it.

        • moeszyslak your a joke you speak of the last 10 years of rugby league only? souths won 11 premierships in their first 24 years in rugby league,from 1908-1932.manly entered in 1947 and in their first 24 years in rugby league they won nothing zilch zero nil none no premierships lol@seabeagles “”foreverinourshadow”” here are the facts and statistics below!

          souths:
          Premierships 21 (1908, 1909, 1914, 1918, 1925, 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1931, 1932, 1950, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1967, 1968, 1970, 1971, 2014)souths won 21 premierships in 108 years approx so that equates to winning a premiership every 5 years approx

          seabeagles
          Premierships 8 (1972, 1973, 1976, 1978, 1987, 1996, 2008, 2011) you won 8 premierships in 69 years approx so that equates to winning a premiership every 8 years approx. “”foreverinourshadow””

        • Thanks for the history lesson guys but if you actually read my post you will notice that I never said I went for Manly. I actually go for the raiders. Now I know the raiders didn’t win premierships a century ago when souths were beating up on such heavyweights like glebe so I will compare the histories of the club since the raiders have been in the comp. Looks like the raiders have won 3 comps and souths have won a comp. In case you have were having trouble remembering which team the raiders are, they are the team that put 50 on you on your home ground a month ago.
          Enjoy the next two seasons of jason clark though, what a master stroke to keep him around.

        • moesyslak yes UNMANLY has done pretty good i remember manly pinched a couple of real men from souths to achieve there first premiership. the problem with UNMANLY is you just go for them another souless meaningless team. no one cares.

        • moeszyslak yes i can read but fooled you and you came what are you the UNmanly fool doing on the souths page shouldnt you be placing a bet at the TAB or rigging a match dont yous have some pip squeak millionare funding yous. .Bozos Clowns.

        • moeszyslak yes yous put 50 on us missing many players g.inglis etc etc whats your point didnt we give yous a hiding in the semi final a few years back whats your point. viking crapper.

        • moeszyslak the raiders joined in 1981 and you have won 3 premierships in approx 35 years which equates to winning a premiership approx every 10 years which is actually twice as long as souths did to win all their premierships, and souths have won a premiership approx every 5 years.not even the broncos or any other team in fact has matched souths in premiership wins on a winning time frame for years played by any team and that is why souths are the pride of the league the people”s team “”foreverinourshadow””

          Canberra Raiders Premierships 3 (1989, 1990, 1994)

        • moeszyslak you reckon im bad make a comment on that cronulla shire cursed filth and see what they say about your mother sister or missus go and see what those little boy and girl lovers say about you they like dishing it out and dont like copping some back oh sorry they do like copping some back when family and friends bend them over thats why they cant even spurt out cro cro cro n cro nulla at matches.

        • oi louis123 look below mate and read lets see if our friend mwse41 can read the facts and stats below that i put together lol@seabeagles…it seems he lives for footy in the last 10 years….

        • mwse41 we souths have also lost 9 times runners up we have participated in 30 grand finals we didnt have crowes and packers money back then. Guts Glory Blood Real men not these meaningless souless clubs.

      • yes and still the pride of the league the peoples team with the most prems 21 winners are grinners and losers suck wabbit poo hoo hoo hoo

        • Souths stopped being the people’s team when Crowe and then Packer took over. Can’t be a team for the people when it is run by a millionaire and his billionaire pal.

        • moeszyslak we are known as the pride of the league too did you read the book??i hope you enjoyed the factual stats above mate enjoy “”foreverinourshadow””

        • moesyllak Great to see an UNmanly Fool on our Souths page obviously you love us having second thoughts so the comps unmanly won in the 70s are ancient history they dont count right is that what youre saying. bozo. clown.

        • Are you sure you can read louis? If you could read you would see that I clearly stated that I support the raiders and I never said I went for manly.

          Of course manly’s comps in the seventies count. What I am calling ancient history are the comps souths won when there were eight teams in the comp and the regular season lasted a whole ten games. Didn’t you guys even win a comp via forfeit? They really earned that comp.

        • moesyslak your all over the place you dont know who you go for probably one of those guys who ever wins each year and you want to compare canberra crappers to souths you have been watching to many viking movies on SBS when yous got caught cheating $1.2 million over and yous had to shed many players and the comps stopped if David Gallop had been in charge back then he would of stripped yous of competitions. cheats .Liars. meaningless no tickker of a club . now your going to tell us you follow someone else. keep clapping or crapping at your games. Bozos.

        • Please explain how I am all over the place. I have only ever gone for one team since I was for. Please show me where I ever stated I supported another team?

        • moesyslak do you know why people like going to canberra on the way there you can stop off for a crap. keep confusing yourself with those bongs son

        • Yeah I’ve never lived in Canberra so your childish insults doesn’t affect me except for making me laugh. Always funny when someone resorts to personal attacks and makes assumptions about someone they don’t know.

        • moezyslak have you ever seen any vikings in australia ive seen rabbits keep following those fake symbols son ex dragons titans tooth fairies all meaningless clubs. and your green is a slime green.

        • I have to admit you got me there, never seen a viking in Australia. Oh the shame to support a team with a mascot that isn’t specifically relevant to the geographical location of the team.

          Quick question though, why does the South Sydney Rabbitohs play at Homebush? Maybe the raiders can change their name to the Canberra Parliamentarians and souths can change to the Olympic Park Rabbits?

        • moeszyslak alias SLACK what are you doing on the souths page wiggle back to your club or clubs SLIMEY GREEN home page wherever you came from. youre here to tell us how great your club is what part dont you understand you club is S–t we dont care where you live we dont care about canberra know one does now pack your bongs bags and Piss Off. go sit on rickys lap tell your story to ricky stupid stuart not us.

        • It is funny you should bag me out for daring to comment on an article about souths when I don’t support souths when you were commenting on a parra article yesterday bagging out the sharks! Now I can tolerate your awful spelling and your childish insults (notice how I don’t have to resort to name calling to make my point) but hypocrites like yourself are the worst type of person. Do you have an explanation as to why you don’t have to follow the rules you make up or will it just be more brainless insults?

      • itsonlyagame good to see you brother keep giving to these meaning less pathetic frauds who attack our club. now we have some confused canberra viking crapper. will they ever piss off.

    • adzy44 theres quite a few muppets in newcastle also keep enjoying those wooden spoons as long as nathan brown is there youll be collecting quite a few theres another one in 2017 waiting for use. enjoy having a bong with andrew johns. or a gang bang with andrew johns which ever you prefer fancy maybe both. goodluck champ.

    • haletheknights a change of scenery does one wonders id suggest in rochow”s case madge knows him personally and souths are on the up its a shame old grandpa bennett and tinkler teamed up they are both duds and wrecked your club…..proof was in the pudding as they would say…you””ll be a top force one day be patient it comeswhen you least expect it good luck……

  2. If Newcastle doesn’t want you then you have massive problems..we was ok in 2014 when he was playing edge back rower but he’s basically a bench forward now…Souths don’t need anymore forwards they need speed in the backs Cody walker can’t do everything on his own

  3. I have no idea how I should feel about this signing. There is a lot of signings going on for us bunnies. In Maguire we trust. Hopefully he can turn his game around. Can anybody confirm if we actually signed Nathan Brown?

    • Is Nathan Brown the dog that stomps on people’s nuts ? Or the one that use to slap Zoolander ?

      • DOGS SINCE 1977 didnt james graham bite b. slaters ear off didnt j.graham attack a.reynolds legs on purpose didnt j.graham stick his head out and break s.burgess jaw. etc etc what about the other grub J reynolds. s.kasiano kicking parker give yourself an uppercut son.

    • In the newspaper today (????) it said that Brown had agreed to join the Eels for two seasons. Didn’t say if he signed, just ”agreed”.

      The Eels are probably offering more cash than Souths.

  4. Barely got on the field the last 2 years & when he did played soft as. However, he got moved into the front row in his last few games at Newcastle & looked good as new. Maybe that’ll be his position moving forward

    • oi broncomatt.. souths have won more premierships than any other team here is the souths stats and the broncs stats, the broncs won 6 prems in 28 years from 1988-2016 and souths have won 11 prems in 24 years from 1908-1932 so your team is – “”foreverinourshadow””

    • broncomatt and as far as footy goes the broncs are the new kids on the block with 80 years less history than souths, to be honest to a 6 decade long term souths fan the broncs are history-less and meaningless to a club like souths that won the 1st premiership in rugby league in 1908 now thats a club with real history. souths has never been surpassed or equalled since 1908-2016…. “”foreverinourshadow”” p.s. when your club has been around for over 100 years then you will realize what history truly is but you wont see the broncos with 108 years of history will you??unless your in nappies?i find it pointless talking about wooden spoons or premiership loses etc etc what truly counts is how does your club rack up against the pride of the league and the stats above state that the broncs failed in its first 28 years in footy.souths won 11 premierships in its first 24 years in footy and souths have won nearly twice as many premierships as the broncs in less time on debut….like i said your team and all the other clubs are – “”foreverinourshadow””

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