Alex Johnston’s future with the Rabbitohs is set to come down to Greg Inglis.
This comes after Wayne Bennett said that Inglis would be offered the opportunity to become the side’s first choice fullback in 2019.
Johnston has been clear in the fact that he wants to be a first-choice fullback and has filled such a role since Inglis’ knee injury in 2017.
Bennett believes that Inglis has earned the right to pick where he plays.
“I want to talk to GI about where he wants to play, where he thinks the team will benefit most from his position,’’ Bennett said to The Daily Telegraph.
“He’s been one of the great players in our game and when it’s all added up in history and Immortals and everything else, he’s going to be right amongst them all.
“So I don’t like telling those guys where they have to play when they have given so much. I want them to be happy where they are playing.
“I put Darius (Boyd) in the centres this year (at Brisbane) and he was happy to do that because that’s what the club needed.
“And I’m sure Greg will be in the same boat.
“But I need to talk to him first and just make sure that if he doesn’t want to play fullback that centre is his preferred position, or vice-versa.’’
Johnston missed out on the chance to sign with Cronulla and could have to settle for a backup role should Inglis move back to fullback.