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New Rabbitohs recruit, Damien Cook, had his first chat to today (Tuesday) since joining the Club for seasons 2016 and 2017.

The former Bulldog has slotted into Head Coach Michael Maguire’s structures at Redfern in what has been a smooth transition according to the new arrival.

“It’s been very good – the boys have been very welcoming and the Club has been as well and I’m enjoying it so far,” said Cook.

“I’ve started settling in now so I’ve started copping a little bit of banter here and there – had to answer a few questions to initiate me to the group, but it’s been good.”


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Cook, 24, burst onto the NRL scene at the back end of the 2015 season with some energetic yet controlled performances out of dummy half in the Bulldogs’ charge to the semi-finals, but is also able to play five-eighth and fullback. Cook now finds himself at the Rabbitohs alongside fellow hookers, Cameron McInnes and Paul Carter.

“All of last year – I played hooker the whole time,” said Cook.

“At the moment hooker is my number one spot. We’re working together really well along with both of those guys (with Carter and McInnes).

“We’re helping each other out – we’re different styles of hooker as well, so we’re trying to learn the good traits off each other and it’s all about just working together to get the job done.”

A Helensburgh junior, Cook made his first grade debut with the Dragons in 2013 before joining the Bulldogs in 2014 and now finding a home at Redfern.

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