Sunday, April 13, 2003
In happier news, Souths have finally won a match. "About fucking time!" say all of us.
Yippee, hooray and thank the Lord, for the drought has broken. After an agonising wait of 271 days, South Sydney finally won again last night and didn't they love it.
It was like the Rabbitohs had won the grand final against Wests Tigers when winger Nathan Merritt dashed 80 metres to score the try that sealed Souths' 32-22 win two minutes from full-time.
Merritt's teammates converged on him in the Tigers' in-goal and the long-suffering Souths fans roared their heads off in delight. After the full-time siren blew to make it official, the Souths players took time to thank their fans. They didn't want to leave the field after that, and why would they?
The trick, of course, is going to be keeping that up. The win is nice, but we want more than just one. Still, the transition from the Piggins to the Pappas regime has at least been marked by a good show. I'm hoping they'll show you that run by Nathan Merritt on the news tonight, cos I imagine that would be something to see...