South Sydney great rushed to hospitalRugby league greats Malcolm Reilly and George Piggins at the SCG.


South Sydney legend George Piggins was reportedly rushed to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital on Wednesday morning.

As first reported by Fox Sports, Piggins was taken to RPA at approximately 3.30am (AEST) and remains in a serious, but stable condition.

The 75-year-old is currently in the Intensive Care Unit suffering from a severe infection, according to the report.

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Piggins played hooker in South Sydney’s 1971 premiership triumph, representing the Bunnies from 1967 to 1978.

He is also a former Rabbitohs chairman and coach, leading the club to the minor premiership in 1989.

Piggins was at the head of the 2001 march through Sydney’s CBD that led to the club’s reinstatement to the NRL.

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Piggins walked away from his 42-year association with the Rabbitohs after Russell Crowe and Peter Holmes a Court won an ownership vote for the club in 2006.

He vowed never to attend an NRL fixture again, such was the depth of the feud, amid claims the Hollywood star and his co-owner hired a private investigator to dig up dirt on Piggins and his family.

But the former Australian representative’s stance has since softened, attending the club’s first premiership in 43 years in 2014.



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