The South Sydney Rabbitohs have announced the signings of forward Liam Knight and outside-back Cory Denniss for the next two seasons, commencing in 2019.
Knight, 23, has played ten NRL matches since making his debut for the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles in 2016, before shifting to the Sydney Roosters and then the Canberra Raiders in 2017. Knight represented New South Wales at the under 20s level in 2015 having established himself as one of the leading forwards in the National Youth Competition.
Knight adds depth to the Rabbitohs already powerful forward pack and will look to find career-best form under Wayne Bennett.
Denniss, 21, has played eighteen NRL games since making his debut for the Newcastle Knights in 2016, playing in eleven matches last season, all at centre. Denniss represented New South Wales in the under 20s in 2016.
South Sydney Rabbitohs CEO Shane Richardson spoke of his excitement surrounding the pair's decision to ink with the foundation club.
"Liam is an old-school front rower," Mr Richardson told rabbitohs.com.au
"He is not one to take a backward step and will push strongly for a spot in our forward pack for the start of the season.
"Cory is a big-bodied back who has a similar build to Campbell Graham, another young gun in our backline.
"He has had a taste of first grade and knows what it will take to crack into our best seventeen.
"We look forward to Liam and Cory creating competition for spots by working hard and putting in his best efforts at every opportunity, as is The Rabbitoh Way."
2019 Squad Updates
17 December – Rabbitohs sign Knight and Denniss
26 November - Raiders sign JJ Collins
23 November - Panthers sign Sele, Bears continue signing spree
8 November – Adam Keighran announced as a Warrior, O'Sullivan heads North
9 October – Wests Tigers promote three, Dragons welcome new trio
25 September – Lino links with Knights
5 September – Kurt Dillon, Bayley Sironen join Rabbitohs