With many fans crying out for some astute signings to shore up their depth, the South Sydney Rabbitohs have heard the calls loud and clear and acted.
Re-signing back-rower Jack Gosiewski and signing former Melbourne Storm and Parramatta Eels half, Luke Kelly, now gives the club additional depth.
Gosiewski has played five NRL games to date making his debut earlier in the 2016 season and after playing a large number of games for the Under 20’s side, Gosiewski wants to do the same in first-grade.
“I started with Souths in the Under 20’s so to get a taste of first grade this year was a dream come true and something I want to do more of,” Gosiewski said.
“I’m looking forward to getting into the pre-season work and putting my best foot forward alongside my team-mates as we head towards the new season.”
Bunnies head coach Michael Maguire is pleased to see Gosiewski re-sign.
“Jack worked very hard to earn his first-grade debut this year and we’re looking forward to helping him with his progress,” said Coach Maguire.
Kelly and Maguire have worked together in the past at Melbourne and the coach is looking forward to the added depth and experience that Kelly can bring.
“I’ve worked with Luke during my time in Melbourne, as has Greg Inglis and Robbie Rochow, so I know what his work ethic and drive to compete is like,” said Maguire.
“Luke can play five-eighth or halfback and his addition to the squad, as well as the retention of Hymel and Jack, adds to the depth in our playing group as we prepare for the 2017 season.”