Promising debut for Greek young gun Peter Mamouzelos


Rabbitohs young gun Peter Mamouzelos was one of six players who re-signed with the club last week. On Saturday, he made his official NRL debut after coming off the bench for the South Sydney side’s 24-10 victory over the Newcastle Knights.

Peter Mamouzelos was introduced as a late replacement for Damien Cook, who was resting after starring for the NSW Blues in the 50-6 thrashing of the QLD Maroons.

The Greek Australian stepped on in the 32nd minute, less than 60 seconds before Rabbitohs winger Alex Johnston got his second of the night. The future club legend finished the match with a hat-trick and stunning performance.

Photo: John Bonanno / Rugby League Review

Mamouzelos only spent 32 minutes on the field, but in that time made 41 passes and 21 tackles, boasting an impressive tackle efficiency percentage of 95.5. Mamouzelos made only 2 runs in the time he was on, getting 21 running metres.

The Greek Australians defensive efforts helped the South Sydney side maintain their top-four position on the NRL table.

Aged 20, Mamouzelos joined from the Maroubra Lions and has been a mainstay in the Rabbitohs’ Jersey Flegg side throughout 2019 and 2021. He is quick out of dummy half in the Damien Cook mould and has represented Greece in seven matches including World Cup Qualifiers throughout 2018 and 2019.

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“We’re really excited to have re-signed Lachie, Blake, Pete, Davvy, Terrell and Josiah. We see them as playing key roles in the future of our NRL squad at this Club,” Mark Ellison, Head of Football at South Sydney, said last week.

“Lachie, Blake and Pete are all best mates, inseparable at training and outside of footy, and they have similarly strong combinations on the field as well having played and trained alongside each other for the past three years.”

Another Greek Australian star who also re-signed last week, Lachlan Ilias, is yet to make his NRL debut.




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