Souths owners Russell Crowe, Mike Cannon-Brookes and James Packer have done a whole lot of good for the club.
In 2014, they ended a long wait for a title with a memorable win over the Canterbury Bulldogs and since then they’ve been there or there abouts at the top of the league.
Last year they were a whisker away from NRL glory again against Penrith and could gain revenge this weekend in a Grand Final re-match where a final appearance awaits the victor.
So, it’s time to be positive for the loaded and influential trio, but for one man engrained in Souths history, times have never been tougher.
Mario Fenech made well over 200 NRL appearance over 180 of which came at Souths but is now suffering from early onset dementia as the awful disease is again connected to head knocks and rugby league.
Just 60 years old, prominent neurologist, Dr Rowena Mobbs, says his brain is like that of an 80-year-old and he sadly cannot remember his own son’s wedding.
Bills are beginning to mount up especially now that insurance companies are no longer helping support him and his family with his wife now forced back into work as Fenech nears a point where he will need full time care.
This, according to the Daily Mail, has led to many calling on the three Souths owners to chip in and support the former Souths star with an estimate worth of around $30 billion between them.
It could be described as the best opportunity for the trio to give back especially to a man who gave so much to the club and indeed rugby league.