The South Sydney Rabbitohs will farewell veteran hooker Damien Cook at the end of the 2024 season as the Club looks to celebrate his career in the red and green in style over the back end of the year.

Cook, 33, has played 206 NRL games so far in his career including 197 NRL games for the Rabbitohs to date. Cook played in the 2021 NRL Grand Final for South Sydney and has previously represented the Australian Kangaroos and New South Wales Blues throughout his 12-year NRL career.

Rabbitohs Head of Football, Mark Ellison, says the Rabbitohs will aim to farewell Cook in the best way possible in season 2024.

Mark Ellison

"Cooky’ has been one of our top performers for a long time and he has worked extremely hard to grow into an international-class player at our Club"

“He was contracted for one more year at our Club but he has the opportunity to extend his career at another Club, and we thought it was the right thing to do to allow him to take up that offer.

“We will all be working hard to send Cooky out on the right note at our Club this year and I’m sure our Members and everyone connected to our Club will get right behind him and his teammates as we work towards a positive end to the year over the next few months.

“Cooky, his wife Courtney and his children Willow and Jagger will always be Rabbitohs, and we look forward to continuing our work with him for the rest of this season.”

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