SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 28: Robert Jennings of the Rabbitohs scores try during the round 20 NRL match between the South Sydney Rabbitohs and the Parramatta Eels at ANZ Stadium on July 28, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Robert Jennings is eyeing a new contract with the South Sydney Rabbitohs after a breakout season with the Redfern club.

The winger has been a beneficiary of the Rabbitohs’ lethal attack, which has created more tries than any other team in the NRL (48 tries).

Jennings enters Saturday night’s Preliminary Final against the Sydney Roosters as the competitions second-highest try scorer with 19 tries, four behind Warriors’ David Fusitu’a.

Jennings now wants to re-sign with the Redfern club.

“After footy finishes up, I’ll look at it,” Jennings told the AAP. 

“But I love this club. They had belief in me the moment I started here and I want to stay here. Hopefully my future is here.”

“I felt like my game has grown here, having seen the club and the culture behind it, seeing how it all works, it’s definitely a club you want to be a part of.”

Along with John Sutton, Jennings remains the only member of the Souths starting lineup still off-contract for next season.

Jennings put a hold on contract negotiations to focus on his maiden finals campaign.

The wingers impressive season has come as a surprise after showing up to pre-season 12kg overweight.

“I enjoyed the off-season a bit too much,” Jennings told AAP.

“I was away overseas for a couple of weeks and I think I enjoyed myself a bit too much, I came back a bit overweight.

“I sat down with Seibs [Anthony Seibold] and I wasn’t in the shape I wanted to be in. It was very disappointing to let myself go like that.”

“I felt like I learnt a lot. I definitely learnt a lesson. It was definitely one of the hardest pre-seasons I’ve ever done.”

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