Last Friday night, South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles squared off in NRL Friday Night Footy, throughout the week both digital teams squared off on Facebook & Twitter.

Here were the competition rules, as set out and monitored by Sports Geek:


  • Who could get the most new Facebook fans for the week?
  • Who could get the most likes pre-game on Friday?


  • Who could get the most tweets for their hashtag (#gomanly Vs #gorabbitohs)?
  • Who could get the most tweeps talking using the hashtag?

Here are the results…

Most new Facebook fans

Rabbittohs – 944 – Sea Eagles – 591

Most Facebook likes pre-game

Sea Eagles – 1168 – Rabbitohs – 245

Here is the Manly Sea Eagles pre-game post.

Most tweets for team hashtag

@ManlySeaEagles – 960 – @SSFCRabbitohs –  901

Most tweeps using team hashtag

@SSFCRabbitohs – 240 – @ManlySeaEagles – 188

Great tweet from @SSFCRabbitohs below.

Some images from before the game featuring @SamBurgess8 @JaceClark013, looks cool huh? Apr 01 08:57:42 via Echofon


Final Decision

Much like the game which resulted in a 32-30 win to the Rabbitohs the Facebook & Twitter battle was even closer with a split decision 2-2.

Congrats to the digital teams from the Rabbitohs & Sea Eagles for a terrific battle we look forward to round 18 for the rematch.

Here is what Sports Geek has awarded…

Fan Growth Award

Rabbitohs won the battle for more fans more new Facebook Likes & more tweeps joining in.

Fan Engagement Award

Sea Eagles won the battle in fan engagement with great Facebook Like numbers & number of tweets from a smaller fan base.