Luke Kelly Signs for 2017

18th Oct 2016

The South Sydney Rabbitohs have added experienced half Luke Kelly to their roster, with Kelly signing on for the 2017 season. Kelly, 27, has played a total of 47 NRL matches during stints with the Melbourne Storm and the Parramatta Eels, having made his NRL debut for the Storm in 2009. In that same season he was captain of the premiership-winning under 20s Storm team and he was named man-of-the-match in the Grand Final against the Tigers. Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire says he’s very pleased to be bringing in a player like Kelly to the squad. “Jack worked very hard to earn his first grade debut this year and we’re looking forward to helping him with his progress,” said Coach Maguire. “I’ve worked with Luke during my time in Melbourne, as has Greg Inglis and Robbie Rochow, so I know what his work ethic and drive to compete is like. “Luke can play five-eighth or halfback and his addition to the squad, as well as the retention of Hymel and Jack, adds to the depth in our playing group as we prepare for the 2017 season.”

Date of Birth - 13 October 1989
Place of Birth - Katherine, NT

Height - 180cm
Weight - 92kg

Position - Halfback/Five-eighth
Junior Club - Katherine Bushrangers
Previous Clubs - Melbourne 2009-12
                 Parramatta 2012-16
NRL Games - 47 (41 for Eels; 6 for Storm)
NRL Points - 40 (from three tries and 14 goals)
NRL Debut - Storm vs Eels, Parramatta Stadium. 20 July 2009 (Rd 19)