Damien Cook comes to the Rabbitohs from the Bulldogs after a solid 2015 season playing at Hooker, where he made the most of his opportunities from dummy-half by creating opportunities for his team.
Able to play anywhere from hooker, to five-eighth and fullback, Cook could prove a valuable asset to the men in Red & Green in 2016. With a combination of speed, strength and vision, the Helensburgh Tigers product will be looking to make the number nine jumper his own.
During the course of his first off-season with the Club, Cook has been working closely with fellow hooking candidates such as Cameron McInnes, the duo putting in time outside of normal hours to perfect the art of service from dummy half.
“Cam and I get together after each session and we do the little things that we need to do in our role,” said Cook.
“Obviously passing is a big part of playing hooker – we practice that and do a bit of kicking as well. We’re definitely different styles of hooker, so we’ve learnt a lot off each other.
“I’ve learnt a lot of things off him and it’s really good to have the opportunity to do that with a teammate so we can get the job done for the team.”