This is perfect for you, Souths and Norths together!! Souths explore tie with Norths By Dean Ritchie June 9, 2006 HAVING stepped in to take over South Sydney, Russell Crowe and Peter Holmes a Court have launched an audacious bid to save fellow foundation club North Sydney. Rabbitohs chief executive Shane Richardson last night confirmed holding a meeting with the Bears on Tuesday about the possibility of forming a joint venture from 2007. Under the proposal, North Sydney would take Souths' place in Premier League and have access to the Bunnies' full-time squad, as Newtown does now with Sydney Roosters. "Peter and Russell are very big on this - they want to do what they can for Norths," Richardson told The Daily Telegraph. "Norths have been around as long as us and they supported us when we were out of the competition. If there's an opportunity to support them, we want to do it. "So far we have only had one meeting so it's hard to say where it will go from here." North Sydney is one of Melbourne's two feeder teams - the other is Brisbane Norths - and Storm chief executive Brian Waldron said he had heard rumours of last week's meeting between Richardson and Bears chief executive Greg Florimo. "If Norths want to keep us up to date, that would be good," he said. "We are still waiting to see what is happening with the national youth competition. Once we get a decision there, we'll make some decisions of our own." Advertisement: Norths last competed in the premiership in 1999 before entering an ill-fated joint venture with Manly which lasted just 2ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â½ seasons.