The South Sydney Rabbitohs have re-signed Sam Johnstone, Ky Rodwell and Lucky Ta’avale for 2018 and beyond.
Johnstone, 19, is a front-row forward from Mackay in Queensland, who came to Sydney in 2016 to play with the South Sydney under 18s SG Ball team.
He graduated to the Rabbitohs’ under 20s squad in 2017 and has gone on to play 24 NYC games in the red and green.
Johnstone has re-signed until the end of 2020.
Rodwell, 18, is a prop-forward from the south coast of NSW, who headed to Sydney after being recruited by Souths Juniors as a 16-year-old.
He played in the South Sydney Harold Matthews Cup under 16s team and captained the SG Ball Cup under 18s side before joining the under 20s squad in 2017 where he played ten games.
Rodwell has also re-signed until the end of 2020.
Ta’avale, 19, can play across various positions in the forward pack and despite an injury-interrupted 2017 season, he proved himself to be a valuable member of the under 20s squad’s forward pack across his 18 games this year.
A big body standing 192cm tall and weighing in at 105kg, Ta’avale has a strong running game and is equally adept in defence.
Ta’avale has re-signed with the Rabbitohs until the end of 2019.
South Sydney Rabbitohs 2018 Player Movements
Jesse Arthars (Melbourne Storm, 2019), Dean Britt (Melbourne Storm, 2019), Billy Brittain (2019), Dane Gagai (Newcastle Knights, 2021), Jacob Gagan (Newcastle Knights, 2019), Richie Kennar (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs, 2019), Vincent Leuluai (Melbourne Storm, 2018), Jesse Martin (Manly Sea Eagles, 2018), Matt McIlwrick (Wests Tigers, 2019), Mark Nicholls (Melbourne Storm, 2019), Tevita Tatola (Wests Tigers, 2019)
Anthony Cherrington (retired), Bryson Goodwin (Warrington Wolves), Jack Gosiewski (Manly Sea Eagles), Aaron Gray (Cronulla Sharks), Brett Greinke (released), Gabriel Hamlin (Wigan Warriors), Luke Kelly (released), Dane Nielsen (released), Robbie Rochow (Wests Tigers), Toby Rudolf (released), David Tyrrell (released)
Joshua Cook (2019), Campbell Graham (2021), Dean Hawkins (2019), Mawene Hiroti (2019), Alex Johnston (2020), Sam Johnstone (2018), Ky Rodwell (2019), John Sutton (2019), Lucky Ta'avale (2018), Siosifa Talakai (2018), Kyle Turner (2019)
|Off Contract 2019|
Dean Britt, George Burgess, Jacob Gagan, Mawene Hiroti, Ethan Lowe, Mark Nicholls, Bayley Sironen, John Sutton, Tevita Tatola, Connor Tracey, Kyle Turner