Very rarely do you see a story in the NRL, that involves a 25-year old making his NRL debut, and setting the world alight – but that is exactly what Souths winger Andrew Everingham has done, since he played his first NRL game in Rd 1 of this season.
On the scrapheap, Everingham was given his chance to perform, and he did it with much aplomb – scoring 8 tries in his first six NRL games – a feat that has seen him rewarded with a 1-year contract extension for the 2013 NRL season.
Although he is at the age of 25, Souths coach Michael Maguire is pleased with Everingham, and the way that he has been developing as an NRL player.
â€œItâ€™s a credit to Andrew to have earned this new contract,â€ Coach Maguire said.
â€œHeâ€™s worked extremely hard at his game since joining the Club last November and thatâ€™s been reflected in the wonderful start heâ€™s had to his NRL career.
â€œHeâ€™s progressing as a player every week, and his hard work has put him in a position to compete on a weekly basis for a spot on the end of our backline.
â€œWeâ€™re lucky to have quite a bit of talent in our outside backs and Andrew is now a contender for those spots each week, which is healthy for the team to have good options to pick from.
â€œWeâ€™re all looking forward to continuing our work with Andrew and watching him develop further as an NRL player.â€
Everingham is pleased to have signed a new contract with the club.
“I’m really grateful that the Rabbitohs have shown faith in me to re-sign me for another year and hopefully I can repay that faith with some strong performances on the field.
“The Members have been very supportive of me and the team this season and I look forward to playing for them now and in the future.”