BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: Hymel Hunt of the Rabbitohs breaks away from the defence during the round eight NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium on April 22, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have re-signed centre Hymel Hunt until at least the end of the 2018 season.

Hunt, 22, played 13 NRL games for the Rabbitohs in 2016 despite tearing his pectoral muscle early on in the season.

The former Queensland under 20s and Junior Kangaroos representative overcame his pectoral injury to establish himself in the Rabbitohs’ backline, contributed to a strong back end of the season and is now ready to build on that form in 2017.

“I’ve really found a home here at the Rabbitohs and the boys are like brothers to me,” Hunt said.

“I’m really wanted to stay and keep building on what we’ve done this year, so I couldn’t be happier about re-signing.

“I’m really looking forward to getting back into training in the pre-season and getting ready for a big 2017 season.”

Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire says he’s very pleased to see Hunt staying in the red and green.

“Hymel has had a strong season when he was able to get out on the field and we saw a dedication to develop his character and a desire to show a positive approach to first grade football during this time,” Coach Maguire said.

“We have some young talent coming through the ranks in our outside backs and Hymel has been one of those young players adding to the depth we are seeing in those positions

“We’re excited to see him back at full fitness and seeing what he can achieve throughout the pre-season as we work towards the start of the 2017 season.”

Rabbitohs 2023 Player Movements

2023 Gains
Terrell Kalo Kalo (2023), Josiah Karapani (2024), Ben Lovett (2024), Leon Te Hau (2024)
2023 Losses
Mark Nicholls (The Dolphins), Kodi Nikorima (The Dolphins), Jaxson Paulo (Sydney Roosters)
Michael Chee-Kam (2023), Dean Hawkins (2023), Lachlan Ilias (2025), Ben Lovett (2024), Taane Milne (2024), Shaquai Mitchell (2024), Isaiah Tass (2024), Izaac Thompson (2024)
Off Contract 2023
Thomas Burgess, Jed Cartwright, Michael Chee-Kam, Dean Hawkins, Jacob Host, Terrell Kalo Kalo, Liam Knight, Hame Sele, Blake Taaffe

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