Clark and Reynolds extend contracts

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have rewarded two local juniors with contract extensions this week, with utility forward Jason Clark extending his contract for seasons 2013 and 2014, and halfback Adam Reynolds extending his contract until the end of 2013.

Clark, 22, has played 36 first grade games to date after making his debut in the cardinal and myrtle in 2009. A former captain of the Rabbitohs’ Toyota Cup side, Clark has impressed everyone at South Sydney with his dedication to the Club and his leadership qualities.

Reynolds, 21, guided the Rabbitohs to the 2010 Toyota Cup Grand Final and is set to make his first grade debut in 2012. A former Peter Sterling Medal winner, Reynolds has been earmarked to take the step up to NRL football this season.

Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire is excited to see these two young players extend their tenures at the Rabbitohs.

“These are two young guys who are local juniors, home grown products, that have come through the system at the Club to reach first grade level, and to have them as part of our squad over the coming years is exciting,” Coach Maguire said.

“They are a big part of what we’re doing going forward, and I’m sure our Members are as excited as us at this news of their contract extensions.”

Clark is pleased to have signed his extension today.

“It’s a dream come true for me to represent the Rabbitohs every day whether I’m playing, training or helping out in the community,” Clark said.

“My whole family and I have been Souths fans our whole lives and to be able to extend my contract for two more years at this Club was a no-brainer.

“I’m really looking forward to the season coming up and hopefully we can do everything we can to make our Members proud.”

Reynolds is pleased to have secured his future for a further season.

“I’m really happy to be staying at South Sydney for another year,” Reynolds said.

“I’ve been working really hard in the pre-season, as have all of my team mates, and hopefully I get the chance to play first grade this year and pull on that famous red and green jersey.

“I’m a South Sydney junior and I couldn’t be more proud to be a part of the Rabbitohs.”