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.

Rabbitohs 2021 Player Movements

2021 Gains
Jai Arrow (Gold Coast Titans, 2024), Jacob Host (St George Illawarra Dragons, 2023), Peter Mamouzelos (2021), Josh Mansour (Penrith Panthers, 2022), Benji Marshall (Wests Tigers, 2021), Taane Milne (New Zealand Warriors, 2022), Tautau Moga (Newcastle Knights, 2021), Blake Taaffe (2022)
2021 Losses
Corey Allan (Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs), Tom Amone (Wests Tigers), Kurt Dillon (released), Bryson Goodwin, Jack Johns (Newcastle Knights), Ethan Lowe (retired), James Roberts (Wests Tigers), Ky Rodwell (released), Bayley Sironen (New Zealand Warriors)
Campbell Graham (2024), Lachlan Ilias (2022), Alex Johnston (2022), Liam Knight (2023), Keaon Koloamatangi (2023), Steven Marsters (2022), Latrell Mitchell (2023), Cameron Murray (2025), Jaxson Paulo (2022), Hame Sele (2023), Jaydn Su'a (2021), Cody Walker (2022)
Off Contract 2021
Braidon Burns, Joshua Cook, Troy Dargan, Dane Gagai, Brock Gardner, Dean Hawkins, Patrick Mago, Peter Mamouzelos, Benji Marshall, Tautau Moga, Mark Nicholls, Adam Reynolds, Jaydn Su'a

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