Rabbitohs sign exciting young stars

The South Sydney Rabbitohs are excited to announce the signing of young halfback Troy Dargan for the 2020 and 2021 seasons today, along with the re-signing of young utility Jack Johns for 2020.

Dargan, a 21-year-old halfback of Australian Indigenous and Cook Islander heritage, made his international debut for the Cook Islands against South Africa earlier this year. Dargan also represented the Australian Schoolboys in 2014 alongside current Rabbitohs Tom Amone and Connor Tracey, and New South Wales under 20s in 2017 where he played with Cameron Murray. Dargan will be part of the Rabbitohs top-30 squad for the next two seasons.

Johns, a 21-year-old second rower or five-eighth, has been part of the Rabbitohs’ competition-leading Canterbury Cup squad in 2019 having trained with the full-time squad throughout the 2019 pre-season. Johns represented Italy at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and has played in every game of the Canterbury Cup competition so far this season which sees South Sydney sitting in first position three weeks out from the finals series. Johns has taken one of the Club’s development player contracts for 2020.

Rabbitohs General Manager of Football, Shane Richardson, is eager to see how far both Dargan and Johns can progress at the Rabbitohs.

We’re excited to be building a young squad of players that have bright futures in the game

Shane RichardsonGeneral Manager of Football

“Troy is a wonderful talent and he will add to the depth of our halves stocks for at least the next two years. He comes from a great pedigree of representative football for New South Wales, Australia and the Cook Islands and we’re certain that he will thrive under the coaching of Wayne (Bennett) and his team here at Souths.

“Jack has worked very hard over the past 12 months to transform himself from a five-eighth into an edge back-rower and he has taken a completely professional approach to his football this year. He comes from a wonderful family background, has a great attitude towards his football, has played World Cup football and we’re delighted to be able to extend his tenure in the red and green for next year.”

 

Biography  
Name Troy Dargan
Date of Birth 15 October 1997
Place of Birth Sydney, NSW
Position Halfback
Height 174cm
Weight 87kg
Rep Honours One game for Cook Islands (2019); NSW under 20s (2017); Australian Schoolboys (2014)

 

Biography  
Name Jack Johns
Date of Birth 15 October 1997
Place of Birth Newcastle, NSW
Position Second row, five-eighth
Height 188cm
Weight 98kg
Rep Honours One Test for Italy (2017); World Cup (2017)