Luke Stuart Contract Extension for 2008

23rd July 2007

Rabbitohs forward Luke Stuart has re-signed with the South Sydney Rabbitohs for the 2008 season. The 30-year-old has played 113 NRL games for the Rabbitohs and was the first player to record 100 first grade games for the club since reinstatement to the NRL in 2002. Stuart has been an invaluable contributor to the Rabbitohs cause for six seasons and Rabbitohs Chief Executive Shane Richardson said he was happy the utility forward had extended his contract at Redfern for another year. “Luke has been fantastic for the Club ever since we were admitted back into the competition,” Richardson said. “He has been an important player for us again in 2007 and we are very happy that he has agreed to stay with the club for another 12 months. We look forward to Luke playing his part in our successes for the rest of this season and the next.” Stuart said he was pleased to have settled his future. “I’m really happy at Souths and as we have shown on the field this year we are definitely a Club on the move,” he said. “There are a lot of good blokes here and we have got a great coaching staff in place and I’m sure some good weeks, months and years lie ahead for everyone associated with the Club. It’s been a pretty good year so far but there is still a lot more to be done, playing finals football with the Rabbitohs has been a big aim of mine ever since I came here. Now that my future has been decided I just want to knuckle down with my footy and finish off this season in a great fashion.” A veteran of 165 first grade games Stuart sits alongside Shane Rigon and Scott Geddes as the players who have been with South Sydney since reinstatement to the NRL.