They've hit it off at Redfern, but the relationship between Wayne Bennett and Sam Burgess started on the Gold Coast nine years ago.
South Sydney coach Wayne Bennett played Gareth Widdop at fullback for England, but says he's a better half than No.1
Bob McCarthy, South Sydney's greatest second-rower, loves the idea of Sam Burgess being shifted to an edge - and even backed George and Tom to shine out wide.
Fears that the fans would turn off the footy after a summer of shame have been quickly allayed.
Souths officials were forced to shoot down talk Adam Reynolds would be a late withdrawal from the SCG opener - sadly for the Sydney Roosters he wasn't.
Luke Keary added a chapter to the famous Souths-Roosters rivalry by labelling Cody Walker "disrespectful", but Sam Burgess welcomed the treatment.
While Sam Burgess was great for Souths during their 26-16 win, a bloodied Latrell Mitchell did his best to continue the rivalry between the historic clubs.
The man seen as the future leader of the Rabbitohs memorised a poem from his coach's book and loves the fact that Wayne Bennett practises what he preaches.
He is revered as the best coach ever, but Wayne Bennett's plan to play Greg Inglis on the right-hand side against the Roosters doesn't add up.
The chance to give Braidon Burns game time at left centre and Greg Inglis' flexibility were the reasons new Souths coach Wayne Bennett shifted his captain.
New Souths coach Wayne Bennett wants hooker Damien Cook to take on more kicking duties.
Indigenous Rabbitohs star Cody Walker has reiterated his call for a conversation on the Australian national anthem.
Greg Inglis and Latrell Mitchell are set to square off in a mouthwatering twist to Friday night's SCG blockbuster between the Rabbitohs and Roosters.
Discipline will be key to the Rabbitohs' hopes of a boilover on Friday night, according to Sam Burgess.
On Friday South Sydney centre Braidon Burns farewelled the woman who raised him while his parents were in jail for armed robbery and drugs charges.
Wayne Bennett would have been pleased with Souths' 36-24 Charity Shield win over the Dragons, but Sam Burgess' discipline will leave him concerned.
Tariq Sims will be the first rival to find out first-hand what it will be like defending against Sam Burgess on an edge in Saturday night's Charity Shield.
Just days after playing in the Cowboys' pre-season trial win over Gold Coast, Lowe gained a release with one year left on his North Queensland deal.
Penrith wrecking ball Billy Kikau broke down with a knee injury after just three minutes in a horror homecoming for coach Ivan Cleary.
If John Sutton thought the crowd was great at Redfern when he won 10 straight junior grand finals as a kid, imagine the scenes for Saturday's testimonial.