The South Sydney Rabbitohs have agreed to terms on a contract extension for utility Cody Walker until at least the end of the 2018 season today.
Walker, 26, made his first grade debut for the Rabbitohs against the Roosters in round one this year, going on to play seven top grade games so far this year.
Walker’s versatility has seen him play in numerous positions in the South Sydney backline this year including five-eighth, halfback, fullback and wing.
Rabbitohs Coach Michael Maguire is delighted to see Walker extend his time with the Club.
“Cody has shown that hard work and persistence pays off,” Coach Maguire said.
“We have seen him grow with his opportunities in first grade and I believe he has a lot more growth in him as he progresses in his career.
“He’s a very versatile player that has shown he has what it takes to play regular first grade football and we’re all looking forward to continuing to work with him on his game over the next few seasons.”
Walker could not be happier about remaining with the Rabbitohs.
“I’m really happy to have my football future sorted out for my family and for me,” Walker said.
“I jumped at the chance to join this Club a couple of years back and I’m really happy to know that I’ll get to work with the coaches and my team mates for the next few years.
“Souths and the local community have become home for me and my family and I’m glad to be staying here, working hard to keep wearing that red and green jersey of South Sydney.”
Name: Cody Walker
Date of Birth: 10 January 1990
Junior Club: Casino Cougars
Rep Honours: Queensland Residents (2013)
NRL Games: 7 (all for the Rabbitohs)
NRL Points: 16 (all for the Rabbitohs from three tries and two goals)
NRL Debut: Rabbitohs vs Roosters, Allianz Stadium, 6 March 2016 (Rd 1)