The South Sydney Rabbitohs are pleased to announce the re-signing of both Dave Tyrrell and Bryson Goodwin for the 2014 and 2015 seasons.


Tyrrell, 24, has risen through the under 20s and NSW Cup ranks at the Rabbitohs to play 72 NRL matches since making his debut against the Panthers in 2009. Tyrrell joined the Club as an outside back and has now developed into a front row forward, becoming an important cog in South Sydneys front row rotation.


Goodwin, 27, joined the Rabbitohs this season, playing 85 NRL matches since making his debut for the Sharks in 2007. Goodwin has also represented New Zealand on four occasions. Goodwin has worked hard to earn a spot in the South Sydney backline, having overcome a major injury whilst playing for the Bulldogs last season.


Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire says hes very happy to be able to continue working with both players.


This is great news for the Club and were all looking forward to working with Dave and Bryson for an extended period, Coach Maguire said.


In my time at the Club, Dave has worked hard and continually improved his game. Hes a reliable player that has been very solid for us every time he has had the opportunity.


He adds great depth to our front row and Im glad hell be with us for at least the next two years.


From day one Bryson has shown great professionalism in how he goes about his training and his preparation for games.


Hes also worked extremely hard to take his opportunity and hes doing a great job for us.


Hes overcome a big injury from last year and hes showing what he can do on a regular basis.


He brings a lot of experience to our backline having played at the international level for New Zealand, and hopefully he can get back to that level playing with us at the Rabbitohs.


Tyrrell is excited to have re-signed with the Club.


Souths gave me my opportunity to play in the NRL and Im really excited to be able to stay for two more years, Tyrrell said.


Im really happy that I can be part of this group and I think there are more good times to come.


In saying that, Im just concentrating on this year at the moment and getting ready for Fridays game against the Tigers.


Goodwin is happy to have earned another contract at South Sydney.


Im really happy to get the chance to stay here at Souths, Goodwin said.


I think were a Club on the rise and were playing some good footy and Im sure well get the chance to play more good footy together in the coming seasons.


Its a great Club and everyone has made me feel very welcome and part of the family and Im looking forward to the rest of this season and the seasons ahead.


Biographies:


Name: Dave Tyrrell

Date of Birth: 9 October 1988

Place of Birth: Brisbane, QLD

Junior Club: Easts Tigers

Position: Prop/Second row

Height: 184cm

Weight: 102kg

NRL Games: 72 (all for the Rabbitohs)

NRL Points: 8 (all for the Rabbitohs)

NRL Tries: 2 (all for the Rabbitohs)

NRL Debut: Rabbitohs vs Panthers, ANZ Stadium, 10/7/09 (Rd 18)


Name: Bryson Goodwin

Date of Birth: 30 December 1985

Place of Birth: Parkes, NSW

Junior Club: Gymea Gorillas

Position: Centre/Wing

Height: 186cm

Weight: 98kg

NRL Games: 85 (8 for the Rabbitohs)

NRL Points: 370 (16 for the Rabbitohs)

NRL Tries: 37 (4 for the Rabbitohs)

NRL Goals: 111 (0 for the Rabbitohs)

NRL Debut: Sharks vs Titans, Toyota Stadium, 25/8/07 (Rd 24)

Rep Honours: Four Tests for New Zealand (2009)