The South Sydney Rabbitohs have signed Redcliffe Dolphins forward Anthony Cherrington for the 2017 season.

Cherrington, 28, has played 19 NRL matches since making his debut in Round 10 of 2008 for the Sydney Roosters.

A Junior Kiwis representative in 2007, Cherrington was selected in his debut year for the New Zealand train-on squad for the 2008 Rugby League World Cup.

Cherrington has played for the Redcliffe Dolphins since 2014 in the Intrust Super Cup competition.

In 2015, he was named the Redcliffe Dolphins First Grade Player of the Year and was named in the Intrust Super Cup team of the year.

Rabbitohs head coach Michael Maguire believes Cherrington will be a great inclusion to his squad.

“Anthony has a lot to offer the Rabbitohs,” Maguire said.

“He is a versatile forward who can play both in the middle and on the edge.

“He comes to us with experience in rugby league and a good attitude to want to establish himself at the Rabbitohs.

“He will add to that depth and competition in our squad which will be a positive thing for our Club.”

“Anthony will be a great inclusion to what we’re building here at South Sydney.”

BIOGRAPHY:

Name: Anthony Cherrington
Date of Birth: 21 March 1988
Place of Birth: Auckland, NZ
Height: 193cm
Weight: 110kg
Position: Utility forward
Junior Club: Paddington-Woollahra Tigers
Previous Clubs: Sydney Roosters (2008-2012); Penrith Panthers (2013); Redcliffe Dolphins (2014-2016)
NRL Games: 19 (19 for Roosters)
NRL Points: 4 (one try for Sydney Roosters)
NRL Debut: Roosters vs Eels, Parramatta Stadium, 16 May 2008 (Rd 10)

*This first appeared on the Rabbitohs website