South Sydney Rabbitohs make double signing

Drew Darbyshire

South Sydney Rabbitohs have announced the signings of Taane Milne and Jacob Host.

Fiji international Milne, 25, has made 19 NRL appearances for St George Illawarra Dragons and New Zealand Warriors so far. Milne has signed a two-year deal with the Rabbitohs.

Australian back-rower Host, 24, has played 51 NRL matches for St George Illawarra Dragons. Host has signed a three-year contract with South Sydney.

Rabbitohs head of football, Mark Ellison, said: “We’re really looking forward to Jacob and Taane joining us next season.

“Jacob comes highly recommended by JD (Jason Demetriou) and he has been on our radar for a number of seasons.

“He has performed strongly for the Dragons in the opportunities he’s been given and we’re looking forward to him pushing for a spot in our top 17 on a weekly basis.

“Taane has had limited opportunities to impress in the NRL, but when he has been given a shot, he has shown he has what it takes to perform consistently well at the top level.

“We’re looking forward to having them join our squad for the 2021 pre-season and seeing what they can achieve under the guidance of Wayne (Bennett) and JD.”

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