South Sydney sign Papua New Guinea international

Drew Darbyshire

South Sydney Rabbitohs have signed Papua New Guinea international Edene Gebbie on a two-year deal from 2020.

The 24-year-old made his international Test debut for the Kumuls against Samoa in the Oceania Test series this year.

A full-back of winger, Gebbie has played for the PNG Hunters and Wynnum-Manly Seagulls in the Queensland Cup over the last two seasons.

Rabbitohs general manager of football, Shane Richardson, said: “Edene is an exciting prospect and we’re looking forward to seeing him develop his skills over the next two years under the guidance of our coaching staff.

“He has scored 19 tries in 29 games over the past two seasons with his sides winning 22 of those 29 games in which he has played. His speed and hard running are his major assets and we’re sure that he can add more strings to his bow in our system.

“He brings with him international experience and with some refinement of his game, as well surrounding him in a full-time professional environment, we’re certain he has what it takes to move towards an NRL debut.

“His signing is another example of our recruitment plan to introduce players to our squad with great pedigrees and great character. We’re all keen to see what Edene can achieve at our club.”

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