Mal Meninga is in the frame for the South Sydney Rabbitohs job if Jason Demetriou gets the piece – Sports News (Trending Perfect)


Mal Meninga has emerged as a surprise contender to take over at South Sydney as interim coach if incumbent Jason Demetriou is sacked.

Demetriou is under pressure to keep his job despite recently signing a contract extension, with speculation mounting that he could be sacked if the Rabbitohs lose their clash with Cronulla on Saturday night.

Mal Meninga has emerged as a contender to take charge of South Sydney.

Mal Meninga has emerged as a contender to take charge of South GT

While some observers have speculated that Souths assistant coach Ben Hornby could step into the void on an interim basis, Meninga has been identified as a potential supervisor for the remainder of the season.

Sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to comment publicly told this headline that a third party had reached out to Meninga to gauge his interest.

Given Meninga is currently the Kangaroos coach, he would need the Australian Rugby League Commission to rule that there is no conflict of interest before taking up the position.


The interest in Meninga, one of the most decorated figures in the game, is a clear indication that South Sydney have not given up this season.

The Rabbitohs are currently bottom of the table after winning just one of their opening five matches and failing to qualify for the finals in 2023, despite topping the competition after 11 rounds.

Meninga was awarded the game's highest accolade, the Immortal, for his actions on the field. His coaching record at State of Origin level remains unparalleled, having overseen eight straight victories for the Maroons, while his record as an Australian coach is 23 wins from 26 matches.



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