The Rabbitohs have re-signed Queensland representative Chris McQueen until the end of the 2016 NRL season.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have announced the re-signing of State of Origin back rower Chris McQueen for a further two seasons.
McQueen has played 84 matches for the Rabbitohs since making his first-grade debut against Manly in round 22, 2009, whilst also representing Queensland in State of Origin five times in the past two years.
Rabbitohs caoch Michael Maguire said he was pleased to se McQueen re-sign for the club and that he was sure the 27-year-old would continue to improve.
“Chris has really grown as a player and a person over the last three years and has made a solid transition from an outside back to the forward pack,” he said.
“I see a massive up-side in Chris and his continual growth in the forwards.
“His performances with our club have led him to be selected to represent his state and that’s something that he and everyone at the club are very proud of.
“We’re delighted to have agreed to terms with him on an extended contract.”
McQueen spoke of his pride in playing for the Rabbitohs.
“Playing for South Sydney and representing the club and the Members is something I’m very proud of and something I don’t take for granted,” McQueen said.
“I’m in a privileged position to wear the red and green on the field and I’m proud to be the 1070th player to play first grade at the Rabbitohs.
“I always wanted to remain at the club and hopefully we can achieve our goals and earn the success that we are working so hard for.”