Rabbitohs extend contract of Kyle Turner
The South Sydney Rabbitohs have announced the re-signing of premiership-winning and Indigenous All Stars back-rower Kyle Turner until the end of the 2017 season.
Turner, 23, has played 30 NRL matches since making his first grade debut against the Tigers at ANZ Stadium in Round 3, 2014.
Turner represented the Indigenous All Stars in 2015, where he sustained a neck injury which kept him on the sidelines for most of the 2015 season. Turner worked hard and fought back to return to the Rabbitohs NRL side in round 21 of this year, after having disc-replacement surgery in his neck.
"Kyle has been an inspiration to not only his teammates and the staff here at the Rabbitohs, but to the Members and the community as well," said South Sydney coach Michael Maguire.
"You saw that by the response he received when he ran back on the field for the first time after his injury. The standing ovation he received shows how much he means to our Members and supporters."
Turner also expressed his delight in extending his tenure with the Rabbitohs.
"Everyone was so supportive of me as I worked through my neck injury and I want to repay everyone that has shown me that support.
"I love this Club, I love what it stands for, I love playing with these guys, and the Members of our Club are the best in the competition."