Crowe selling up at South Sydney

Heading for the exit ... Russell Crowe.
Heading for the exit ... Russell Crowe.

Russell Crowe will be reportedly selling out of South Sydney at the end of next season.

League commentator Danny Weidler told Channel 9's The Today Show just after 7:30am on Sunday.

On 2UE's Weekend Breakfast Show, Weidler said he had email and text conversations with Crowe in which the actor has confirmed he will be selling up.

"From what I can understand, Russell is just trying to simplify his life. As you know, he has been through a lot recently in his personal life, and I would say that is ... a part of his reasoning" said Weidler.

According to Weidler, Crowe is confident that South Sydney are are in good shape and he feels that his job is done.

"They are one of the sexiest clubs in rugby league. People like to play for South Sydney. They have got an image about them."

"That's due to Russell Crowe."

Weidler went on to say that he estimated Crowe and Peter Holmes à Court had invested around $11 million since they took over the club in 2006.

The Rabbitohs finished the 2012 season in third place on the ladder and narrowly missed out on playing in the grand final, losing to the Canterbury Bulldogs in the preliminary final.

It was only the Rabbitohs' second appearance in the finals series since 1989.

This story Crowe selling up at South Sydney first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.