The South Sydney Rabbitohs have re-signed back rower Jack Gosiewski until at least the end of the 2017 season. The Rabbitohs have also added experienced half Luke Kelly to their roster, with Kelly signing on for the 2017 season.

Gosiewski, 22, made his NRL debut in the round ten victory over the Parramatta Eels and went on to play five first grade matches in 2016.

The Rabbitohs under 20s graduate will be working towards cementing a spot in South Sydney’s top 17 in 2017.

Kelly, 27, has played a total of 47 NRL matches during stints with the Melbourne Storm and the Parramatta Eels, having made his NRL debut for the Storm in 2009. In that same season he was captain of the premiership-winning under 20s Storm team and he was named man-of-the-match in the Grand Final against the Tigers.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire says he’s very pleased to see Gosiewski staying in the red and green, and to be bringing in a player like Kelly to the squad.

“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.

“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.

“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.”

Gosiewski is pleased to be extending his stay with the Rabbitohs.

“I started with Souths in the under 20s 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.”

Biographies

Jack Gosiewski

Date of Birth

29 May 1994

Place of Birth

Murwillumbah, NSW

Height

190cm

Weight

100kg

Position

Second row

Junior Club

Mullumbimby Giants

NRL Games

5 (all for the Rabbitohs)

NRL Debut

Rabbitohs vs Eels, Pirtek Stadium, 13 May 2016 (Rd 10)

Luke Kelly

Date of Birth

13 October 1989

Place of Birth

Katherine, NT

Height

180cm

Weight

92kg

Position

Halfback/Five-eighth

Junior Club

Katherine Bushrangers

Previous Clubs

Storm 2009-12; Eels 2012-16

NRL Games

47 (41 for Eels; 6 for Storm)

NRL Points

40 (from three tries and 14 goals)

NRL Debut

Storm vs Eels, Parramatta Stadium. 20 July 2009 (Rd 19)