Hollywood star Russell Crowe is reportedly set to sell his stake in NRL club South Sydney at the end of the 2013 season.
According to the Nine Network, Crowe - who along with businessman Peter Holmes a Court assumed ownership of the Rabbitohs in a messy takeover in 2006 - is attempting to simplify his life by getting out of the club.
There has been no official comment from either Crowe or the club.
Together, Crowe and Holmes a Court hold a 75 per cent stake in the Rabbitohs, with some estimates claiming the pair have poured in $11 million into the club.
Crowe has been credited with helping revive the Rabbitohs after several years of poor performances following their readmittance to the competition in 2002.
Last season the Rabbitohs enjoyed their best season since re-admission when they reached the preliminary final, where there lost 32-8 to Canterbury.