TOWNSVILLE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27: Luke Kelly of the Eels runs the ball during the round 20 NRL match between the North Queensland Cowboys and the the Parramatta Eels at 1300SMILES Stadium on July 27, 2015 in Townsville, Australia. (Photo by Ian Hitchcock/Getty Images)
South Sydney Rabbitohs have re-signed back rower Jack Gosiewski until at least the end of the 2017 season. The Rabbitohs have also added experienced half Luke Kelly to their roster, with Kelly signing on for the 2017 season.
Gosiewski, 22, made his NRL debut in the round ten victory over the
Parramatta Eels and went on to play five first grade matches in 2016.
The Rabbitohs under 20s graduate will be working towards cementing a spot in South Sydney’s top 17 in 2017.
Kelly, 27, has played a total of 47 NRL matches during stints with the
Melbourne Storm and the Parramatta Eels, having made his NRL debut for the Storm in 2009. In that same season he was captain of the premiership-winning under 20s Storm team and he was named man-of-the-match in the Grand Final against the Tigers.
Rabbitohs Head Coach
Michael Maguire says he’s very pleased to see Gosiewski staying in the red and green, and to be bringing in a player like Kelly to the squad.
“Jack worked very hard to earn his first grade debut this year and we’re looking forward to helping him with his progress,” said Coach Maguire.
“I’ve worked with Luke during my time in Melbourne, as has
Greg Inglis and Robbie Rochow, so I know what his work ethic and drive to compete is like.
“Luke can play five-eighth or halfback and his addition to the squad, as well as the retention of Hymel and Jack, adds to the depth in our playing group as we prepare for the 2017 season.”
South Sydney Rabbitohs 2017 Player Movements
2017 Gains Dean Britt ( Melbourne Storm, 2019), Braidon Burns ( Penrith Panthers, 2019), Anthony Cherrington (2017), Adam Doueihi (2021), Robbie Farah ( Wests Tigers, 2019), Tyrell Fuimaono ( Parramatta Eels, 2019), Campbell Graham (2021), Brett Greinke (Mid Season: Brisbane Broncos, 2017), Gabriel Hamlin (2019), Dean Hawkins (2018), Mawene Hiroti (2019), Robert Jennings ( Penrith Panthers, 2018), Sam Johnstone (2018), Luke Kelly ( Parramatta Eels, 2017), Sitiveni Moceidreke (2017), Robbie Rochow ( Newcastle Knights, 2019), Ky Rodwell (2018), Lucky Ta'avale (2018), Tyrone Taukamo (2018), Connor Tracey ( Cronulla Sharks, 2019) 2017 Losses Kirisome Auva'a ( Parramatta Eels), Nathan Brown ( Parramatta Eels), Joe Burgess ( Wigan Warriors), Paul Carter ( Sydney Roosters), Brock Gray ( Sydney Roosters), Chris Grevsmuhl ( Gold Coast Titans), Tom Hughes ( Newcastle Knights), Luke Keary ( Sydney Roosters), Samisoni Langi ( Leigh Centurions), Cameron McInnes ( St George Illawarra Dragons), Michael Oldfield ( Canberra Raiders) Re-Signed Jason Clark (2020), Damien Cook (2019), Jack Gosiewski (2019), Hymel Hunt (2019), Greg Inglis (2020), Zane Musgrove (2020), Adam Reynolds (2021), Cody Walker (2020) Off Contract 2019 Dean Britt, George Burgess, Thomas Burgess, Braidon Burns, Damien Cook, Jacob Gagan, Mawene Hiroti, Matt McIlwrick, Mark Nicholls, Bayley Sironen, Tevita Tatola, Connor Tracey, Kyle Turner