Eels halfback Luke Kelly has a chance to impress in first grade following the departure of Chris Sandow.

Souths sign Kelly, re-sign Gosiewski

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

Gosiewski, 22, made his NRL debut in the Round 10 victory over the Parramatta Eels and went on to play five first grade matches in 2016.

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.

"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," Rabbioths coach Michael Maguire said.

"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."

Read more at rabbitohs.com.au