The Rabbitohs have revealed their brand new 2019 Indigenous jersey, which will be worn by South Sydney for the upcoming NRL Indigenous Round.
The striking design combines the classic cardinal and myrtle hoops of the Rabbitohs with indigenous art, on this occasion created by proud Wahlabul man and South Sydney fan, Uncle Joe Walker, and as has become tradition, includes tributes to each of the Rabbitohs indigenous players.
Across the jersey are handprints of the players in question with a depiction of their family totem inside the print. So, for example Torres Strait Islander Dane Gagai’s print contains a shovelhead shark, while Braydon Burns has an emu to represent his family roots in Munganda and Moree.
The Rabbitohs’ league legend Greg Inglis, who announced a shock retirement last month, also features on the jersey, with his handprint and praying mantis totem prominently appearing on the top right hand side of the chest.
The Rabbitohs will wear their new Indigenous jersey for the 2019 NRL Indigenous Round game against Wests Tigers on Saturday 25 May.