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Souths re-sign Hymel Hunt until 2018

  • Souths re-sign Hymel Hunt until 2018

    BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 22: Hymel Hunt of the Rabbitohs attempts to break away from the defence during the round eight NRL match between the Brisbane Broncos and the South Sydney Rabbitohs at Suncorp Stadium on April 22, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

South Sydney have shored up their backline stocks by extending the contract of centre Hymel Hunt until the end of 2018 NRL season.

Signed on a one-year deal from Melbourne last summer, Hunt played 13 games for the Rabbitohs despite suffering a major pectoral injury that forced him to miss three months.

However coach Michael Maguire saw enough to hand the 22-year-old a new two-year deal.

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"We're excited to see him back at full fitness and seeing what he can achieve throughout the pre-season as we work towards the start of the 2017 season," Maguire said.

Hunt will compete with the likes of Bryson Goodwin, Aaron Gray and Robert Jennings for a spot in the three-quarter line next season.

He scored three tries for the Rabbitohs this year.

"I really wanted to stay and keep building on what we've done this year, so I couldn't be happier about re-signing," Hunt said.

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