Rabbits? Cuddly little bundles of fluff that generations of kids have cared for in their little hutches? Beady eyes and twitchy noses, bearers of chocolatey goodness at Easter? Boy, now I'm really scared.
I can understand the imagery behind names like Penrith Panthers or Balmain Tigers; both strong jungle cats you wouldn't want to meet face to face. Other teams like the Gold Coast Titans, the Melbourne Storm, the Canberra Raiders, St.George Dragons and Brisbane Broncos conjure up a wild, powerful image. Both the Cronulla Sharks and the Canterbury Bulldogs sound ferocious and tenacious, not to be taken lightly. Even the Parramatta Eels are kinda fearsome in a slimy sort of way.
But - Rabbits? This is Russell Crowe's team, he who allegedly gets involved in alleged hotel fights in my old hometown, and has a penchant for telephone tossing. You think they'd come up with something a bit harder than Rabbits.
Of course, there's also the Sydney Roosters. I guess they could peck you to death.