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 2020 Player Movements

2020 Gains
Troy Dargan (Brisbane Broncos, 2021), Edene Gebbie (2021), Bryson Goodwin (Warrington Wolves, 2020), Jack Johns (2020), Steven Marsters (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2020), Jaxson Paulo (Gold Coast Titans, 2020), James Roberts (Brisbane Broncos, 2021), Jaydn Su'a (Brisbane Broncos, 2021)
2020 Losses
Dean Britt (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), George Burgess (Wigan Warriors), Greg Inglis (Retired), Rhys Kennedy (Brisbane Broncos), John Sutton (retired), Connor Tracey (Cronulla Sharks)
Thomas Burgess (2023), Braidon Burns (2021), Campbell Graham (2021), Dean Hawkins (2021), Keaon Koloamatangi (2021), Cameron Murray (2021), Mark Nicholls (2021), Tevita Tatola (2021)
Off Contract 2019
Billy Brittain, Jacob Gagan, Mawene Hiroti, Kyle Turner

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