Warwick footy nut chuffed with Bunnies' win
LAURIE Munro is already thinking about next season after watching his beloved South Sydney Rabbitohs beat Canterbury Bulldogs 30-6 in the NRL grand final on Sunday night.
"I watched the Rabbitohs' 1971 grand final win in the RSL at Mungindi," Laurie said.
"There was a lot of support at Mungindi for Souths, the Mungindi Grasshoppers played in the same colours as Souths and half the town supported them."
Eight years ago, the Munro family moved to Warwick and with them plenty of support for Souths.
"I once bought a jersey for $50 which Phil Gould had worn at the Rabbitohs. The bloke I bought it from needed the money," he said.
Laurie and son Luke will never forget the past two weekends.
Souths won a preliminary final on the Friday, 11 days ago, and then Luke's partner Diddi Reid gave birth to their second son Andre on the Sunday.
Andre was a week old when the men in green and red won the grand final.
"It has been a really good eight days," Luke said. ,
Laurie had no doubt Sam Burgess - injured face and all - was the right choice to receive the Clive Churchill Medal for man of the match.
"It would be a toss of the coin to decide who was toughest of Sam Burgess and John Sattler when he played with a broken jaw," he said.
Laurie was delighted past club president George Piggins was at the game.
"George got us back in the competition," Laurie said.
Luke played junior rugby league for Mungindi, but has been a golfer in Warwick with wins in both junior and senior A-grade club championships. The family has been to two Souths games at Suncorp.