By the admission of some Souths fans, they have a love-hate relationship but there is no denying that Paul Carter is a talented and versatile player.
His efforts at the club have not gone unnoticed, with the utility re-signing at Souths until the end of the 2018 NRL season.
Playing in 35 NRL games to date – 14 of which have come with the Rabbitohs – Carter has made an immediate impression, covering hooker, back-row and lock during his career so far.
The club could not be more pleased to retain him, with coach Michael Maguire praising his efforts since joining the club.
â€œPaul has worked very hard on and off the field and he is starting to see the benefits of this,â€ Coach Maguire said.
â€œHis growth as not only a Rugby League player, but as a man as well, has been a pleasure to see and heâ€™s committed to working on all areas of his game to make sure he makes the most of his opportunities.
â€œHe provides us with options in our forward pack and is a valued member of the team in the eyes of his team mates, the coaching staff and the Members of the Club.
â€œWeâ€™re very happy to see â€˜Cartsâ€™ extending his time with us here at the Rabbitohs.â€
Equally pleased is Carter himself, who is excited to spend more time in the red and green colours of South Sydney.
â€œIâ€™m really excited to know that Iâ€™ll be part of the South Sydney Club for the next few years at least,â€ Carter said.
â€œThe Rabbitohs gave me a chance when others wouldnâ€™t and I want to repay that faith to the Club, my team mates and the Members and fans.”
The chance to continue working with a coach like Maguire and within a club like Souths, was a big selling point for him.
â€œIâ€™m looking forward to continuing to work with â€˜Madgeâ€™ and the coaching staff, as well as playing with my team mates,” Carter added.
â€œIâ€™m really happy to have my future locked in and I canâ€™t wait to get out there against the Tigers tomorrow night knowing Iâ€™ll be part of this Club for a while to come.â€