All teams have star players but all teams also have under-rated players, players that escape the spotlight but go about their business on the footy field – and for the South Sydney Rabbitohs, they have rewarded two of the players of this mold with new deals.
Those two players are Bryson Goodwin and Dave Tyrrell, both re-signing with the Bunnies until the end of the 2015 NRL season.
Tyrell, who has come through the ranks at the Bunnies having played in the Under 20’s competition and the NSW Cup, has developed into a key front-row forward in the rotation for Souths, with the so far one-club man excited to have re-signed.
â€œSouths gave me my opportunity to play in the NRL and Iâ€™m really excited to be able to stay for two more years,â€ Tyrrell said.
â€œIâ€™m really happy that I can be part of this group and I think there are more good times to come.
â€œIn saying that, Iâ€™m just concentrating on this year at the moment and getting ready for Fridayâ€™s game against the Tigers.â€
For the 27-year old Goodwin who joined Souths at the start of the season and with 85 career games to date, he had to work hard to earn a spot and has so far put in some stellar performances, with the centre also pleased to have re-signed.
â€œIâ€™m really happy to get the chance to stay here at Souths,â€ Goodwin said.
â€œI think weâ€™re a Club on the rise and weâ€™re playing some good footy and Iâ€™m sure weâ€™ll get the chance to play more good footy together in the coming seasons.
â€œItâ€™s a great Club and everyone has made me feel very welcome and part of the family and Iâ€™m looking forward to the rest of this season and the seasons ahead.â€
Also pleased to have retained the duo at Souths is coach Michael Maguire, who sees the duo as important pieces for the club moving forward and looks forward to further development from both of them.
â€œThis is great news for the Club and weâ€™re all looking forward to working with Dave and Bryson for an extended period,â€ Coach Maguire said.
â€œIn my time at the Club, Dave has worked hard and continually improved his game. Heâ€™s a reliable player that has been very solid for us every time he has had the opportunity.
â€œHe adds great depth to our front row and Iâ€™m glad heâ€™ll be with us for at least the next two years.
â€œFrom day one Bryson has shown great professionalism in how he goes about his training and his preparation for games.
â€œHeâ€™s also worked extremely hard to take his opportunity and heâ€™s doing a great job for us.
â€œHeâ€™s overcome a big injury from last year and heâ€™s showing what he can do on a regular basis.
â€œHe brings a lot of experience to our backline having played at the international level for New Zealand, and hopefully he can get back to that level playing with us at the Rabbitohs.â€