The South Sydney Rabbitohs have announced the signing of two Australian Schoolboys Rugby League talents today, confirming the extension of Chris Grevsmuhl’s contract for a further season, as well as announcing the signing of talented South Sydney junior Cameron Murray until the end of the 2019 season.
The Rabbitohs have enacted an option in Grevsmuhl’s contract which extends the 22-year-old’s contract for a further season, following a quality rookie season in the top grade.
Grevsmuhl (pictured), who represented the Australian Schoolboys in 2010, played 22 NRL games following his debut against the Brisbane Broncos in round one this year, represented the Indigenous All Stars, and was a member of the teams to claim the World Club Challenge and Auckland Nines titles before the season began.
Murray, at just 17 years of age, was a standout performer in the South Sydney SG Ball team that went through to the NSWRL under 18s Grand Final in 2015, playing back row and lock.
The Mascot Jets junior was part of the successful Australian Schoolboys side in this year’s series against New Zealand, and captained the Newington College first XV in rugby union in 2015.
Murray was also selected in the NSW under 18s Rugby League squad this year, played in the NSW under 16s side last year, and captained the South Sydney Harold Matthews team in 2014.
Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire is keen to see these two young talents develop their skills over the coming seasons.
“Chris has taken big steps forward in forging a first grade career this season,” Coach Maguire said.
“If he keeps working hard at his game, on and off the field, then we’re sure he can become a mainstay of our forward pack in years to come.
“Cameron is a fantastic prospect that is developing through our junior ranks and he knows that with hard work and commitment, he can become the player he wants to be.
“He is a strong character with a great opportunity to take a leadership role within the Club in the years to come.
“He is still eligible for the under 18s in 2016 and we look forward to seeing him progress his game over the next four years and beyond.”
Name: Chris Grevsmuhl
Date of Birth: 23 February 1993
Place of Birth: Townsville, QLD
Position: Utility forward
Junior Club: Hughenden Hawks, Townsville Brothers
NRL Debut: Rabbitohs vs Broncos, Suncorp Stadium, 5 March 2015 (Rd 1)
NRL Games: 22 (all for the Rabbitohs)
NRL Points: 24 (six tries)
Rep Honours: One game for Indigenous All Stars (2015); Two games for Queensland Under 20s State of Origin (2012-13); Junior Kangaroos (2012); Australian Schoolboys (2010); Queensland Under 18s (2010-11); Queensland Under 16s
Name: Cameron Murray
Date of Birth: 16 January 1998
Place of Birth: Sydney, NSW
Position: Second row/Lock
Junior Club: Mascot Jets
Rep Honours: Australian Schoolboys (2015); Selected for NSW under 18s (2015); NSW under 16s (2014)