After gaining his first taste of senior football in the Red and Green during the preseason, Rabbitohs back-rower Cameron Murray will be looking to make the most of his opportunities throughout the 2017 season. 

A standout in the Rabbitohs NYC setup in 2016 and the youngest member of the South Sydney squad in 2017, Murray has featured in both preseason fixtures against the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles and the St George Illawarra Dragons as well as taking part in his sides Auckland Nines campaign.

Having impressed throughout his junior career, where he was selected for higher honours with the Australian Schoolboys in 2015 and NSW under 18’s in 2015 and 2016, the Mascot Jets product has relished the chance to play senior football. 

“It’s been good, it’s something I’ve dreamed of for a long time,” said Murray.

“To be in the position I am in now, it’s really good to learn off the senior boys and feed off the knowledge they have for the game.”

Despite finding himself in contention for a place in Michael Maguire’s top 17, the young backrower knows that he must continue to put in the hard work if he is to break into first grade at some stage during the season.

“It would mean the world, (I) probably can’t put it into words and I’m really excited for the season coming, hopefully I get a shot at first grade.

“I just need to do my job and be on the same page – it’s pretty simple, just do what I’ve always done, go out there and enjoy myself and do my job.” 

View the interview with Murray in the video player above.