Not to be confused with existing player Manaia Cherrington, a former Sydney Rooster is back in the NRL after both time away from the game and playing for feeder teams.
Bursting onto the scene some years back, many expected Anthony Cherrington to be a very good player in the NRL and he was headed down that path before negatives struck.
Undergoing three ACL surgeries, Cherrington struggled to get back onto the field and juggled full-time employment and bush footy.
Now, seven years later, after a chance to find himself and get his life back on track, the stints at the Redcliffe Dolphins in particular, have propelled him towards this opportunity.
With a one-year deal now confirmed at Souths, Cherrington has a chance to prove his worth and demonstrate just how good he can be.
Rabbitohs head coach Michael Maguire believes that Cherrington still has a lot to offer and that he can be a solid part of the team moving forward.
“Anthony has a lot to offer the Rabbitohs,” said Maguire.
“He is a versatile forward who can play both in the middle and on the edge. He comes to us with experience in Rugby League and a good attitude to want to establish himself at the Rabbitohs. He will add to that depth and competition in our squad which will be a positive thing for our Club.”
“Anthony will be a great inclusion to what we’re building here at South Sydney.”