Rabbitohs boss Shane Richardson says the club has done as much as they can to secure the services of former NSW representative Cody Walker by putting on a $1.3 million dollar deal on the table.

Coach Wayne Bennett says Walker will remain at Redfern until at least the end of 2020.

“Cody isn’t going anywhere – he will stay at Souths,” Bennett told The Courier-Mail.

“We just have to do a deal and the deal is close to being done.

“We won’t lose a bloke like Cody Walker. You can’t easily replace a player of his ability. There’s now an offer on the table so it will be finalised soon.”

Walker bloomed late in his career as before he became an integral part of the Rabbitohs, he floated around clubs such as the Titans, Storm and Panthers.

Walker's Manager Matt Rose says the 29-year-old will close on a deal soon as talks are positive, “We have an offer from Souths now and we are working through it."

“Hopefully we come to an agreement in the next fortnight but it’s all looking positive.

“At this stage, everything is moving towards a deal with Souths. They had to look at their cap situation with Sam Burgess retiring, so we were happy to wait and see how they landed. Now we have picked up talks and we should get something done.

“I believe in the next two to three weeks we will get something done. Cody isn’t off-contract until the end of next year, so there’s been no need to rush the process.

“He’s had quite a bit of interest. Cody could earn more money elsewhere but there’s other factors. He really enjoys playing under Wayne and I believe he could sign one more deal after his next contract.”


  1. Australians all let us rejoice
    For we are young and free
    We’ve golden soil and wealth for toil
    Our home is girt by sea
    Our land abounds in nature’s gifts
    Of beauty rich and rare
    In history’s page, let every stage
    Advance Australia Fair
    In joyful strains then let us sing
    Advance Australia Fair

  2. Souths were never going to let champion Cody leave.
    Look forward to his brother Latrell joining him next year.

  3. screamingeagle December 11, 2019 at 2:28 pm
    “Australians all let us rejoice………………”

    Good for you but more so to the proud indigenous NRL players who don’t care for it.

  4. Typical Walker big mouth all talk no action. ” I want 850k otherwise I’m gonski,
    Bennett at Brisbane has been doing this for years. Saying they will play for less. All his entire team will play for less. Hahahahaha

    Looks like Crowe will be doing a few more episodes of the bald fat man show to pay off Walkers 200k under the table payment, to top up his requested 850.

  5. Either Walker walks and stand by his words and not get egg all over his face, or if he signs for 200k under his requested amount then we all know a 200k brown paper bag for Russ is just pocket money.

  6. Walker will sign with souths , 650k is his correct amount and he knows it, the only club who wants him is the Titans, good on him if he goes there, I believe the Titans are a club on the way up , maybe Walkers signature would help the Titans moving forward, who knows.

  7. Indigenous people of this country have a problem with our national anthem you know our patriotic song written by a ‘Scotsman’ that was voted in by less than half the population and even less of that know the second part of our anthem but the main problem are the words “we are young and free”. I’m yet to hear an alternative from anybody. Maybe if people relate it to what it represents TODAY and not the past there wouldn’t be an issue.

    But if we can vote on Gay Marriage maybe it’s time we all get on the same page and vote on an alternative anthem that represents our country as a whole (not a Jessica Mauboy song.) It’s 2019 and there is still a divide coming from both non indigenous and indigenous people in our country so probably time to take steps to correct it so we can all move forward from our countries dark past. No good comes from dwelling on a negative past.

    I don’t know what is to hate about Cody Walker he’s passionate loves his family. If bunnies let him go I hope Titans grab him

  8. ……..NEWS FLASH……..
    From the Turner article..

    Penso is indeed the BrisbaneBunny…..lets look at his two separate logins and notice the exact same words used in this story by the same penso the clown individual.

    pensoDecember 13, 2019 at 8:54 pm

    “F.. off…..Turner is a solid player and I wish he was still there, but he is not”

    brisbanebunnyDecember 15, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    “Turner is solid player who can cover a number of positions”

    The evidence is overwhelming that penso is still in love with his sacked hero Turner both as penso and as the BrisbaneBunny. Hahahaha. Your busted big time Shadow/penso/brizyrabbit!!!!


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