One Rabbitohs player was particularly pleased to hear about the re-signing of Alex Johnston and Cameron McInnes today – fellow Souths Junior, Dylan Walker.
Walker spoke glowingly to the media about the pairs’ re-signing, with the centre fondly recalling the days where the two – along with Rabbitohs winger Aaron Gray – played alongside each other in the Junior Bunnies development squads.
“We’ve been playing together since we were 13,” said Walker.
“It’s just awesome to see them boys re-sign. It’s good for the fans, food for the Members and good for the Club.
“It’s especially good for myself having the boys around that I know really well.”
The Rabbitohs extended the contracts of Alex Johnston and Cameron McInnes today, both committing to the Club until at least the end of 2017.
Johnston, 20, has played 27 NRL games since making his debut on ANZAC day against the Broncos last season, scoring 28 tries at a rate of more than one try per game to start his first grade career.
A product of the La Perouse Panthers, Johnston has gone on to make his debut for the Australian Kangaroos in the ANZAC Test this year.
McInnes, 21, has played 12 NRL matches to date, all of which have been for the Rabbitohs, having made his first grade debut against the Dragons in round five, 2014.