NRL champions the Rabbitohs continued their celebrations today, with a parade in Sydney.

Players and team officials took an open bus through the streets to the roar of cheering fans.

Chris Thompson reports.


The journey took them on a 15 kilometre trip from Redfern to Sydney Town Hall amongst a sea of red and green.

It’s the first Rabbitohs Premiership win since 1971 breaking a forty-three year drought.

The Mayor of Sydney presented the team with the key to the City and called the team “great heroes”.

Clover Moore, Mayor of City of Sydney: “Congratulations to the players, and the coaching staff, and to Russell Crowe.”

The team also received the key to Randwick, presented by Mayor Ted Seng.

Part-owner of the team actor Russell Crowe could soon be joined by James Packer as he today announced his interest in becoming involved with the team.

James Packer, Businessman: “I feel very fortunate to be even able to have the opportunity to participate in something like this.”

Players and fans are unlikely to stop celebrating anytime soon.

Chris Thompson, QUT News.