SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 17: Richard Kennar of the Storm off loads the ball in a tackle during the round seven NRL match between the Wests Tigers and the Melbourne Storm at Leichhardt Oval on April 17, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have announced the signing of outside back Richard Kennar for the 2018 and 2019 seasons.

Kennar, 22, has played nine NRL games since making his debut for the Melbourne Storm in 2015, then going on to join the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs for the 2017 season.

An Australian Schoolboys and NSW under 18s and 16s representative, the Samoan born Kennar is equally adept at playing wing or centre.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Anthony Seibold is pleased to have Kennar joining the squad for the upcoming pre-season.

“I’ve worked with Richie previously, spending three years with him at the Melbourne Storm, watching him debut as a 19-year-old,” Coach Seibold said.

“He will add depth to our outside backs but we think he can challenge for a wing spot in our NRL backline.

“He’s a big, explosive ball carrier and this is a big pre-season coming up for Richie.

“He needs to work hard and put in the effort required and if he does that then he can certainly put himself in the reckoning for a wing position in our NRL side.”

South Sydney Rabbitohs 2018 Player Movements

2018 Gains
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)
2018 Losses
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
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  1. All the best Richie. Hopefully Souths give you a spot on the wing.

    1) Johnston
    2) Kennar
    3) GI
    4) Gagai
    5) Graham (?)
    6) Walker
    7) Reynolds

  2. 1. Walker 1. Johnston
    2. R. Jennings 2. Jennings
    3. Inglis 3. Inglis
    4. Gagai 4. Gagai / Hunt
    5. Johnston 5. Graham / Kennar / Gagai
    6. Reynolds 6. Walker
    7. Cronk 7. Reynolds
    (Best Case) (Worst Case)

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