Patrick Mago signs for 2020 season
18th Feb 2020
Patrick Mago has secured a new one-year deal at the Rabbitohs after winning over coach Wayne Bennett with a blistering pre-season at Redfern. The 25-year-old prop joined the club on a train and trial deal after being released by the Broncos at the end of last year. Bennett said he was confident Mago would follow in the footsteps of Rabbitohs prop Liam Knight who secured a four-year extension at the end of a breakout season in 2019. Mago played two first grade games at the Cowboys in 2017 before joining the Broncos the following year where he played 12 games under Bennett at the back end of the season. "When he came to the Broncos in 2018 we thought Pat did a great job for us," Bennett said. "Pat has worked really hard and lost the weight he needed to lose. I've been really pleased with him and he should be really happy with himself. I'm sure by the time this season is over he will be a bit like Liam Knight and there will be a longer deal there for him. That is what we are all hoping for." Bennett said the best was yet to come from Mago who will bolster the middle forward stocks of South Sydney after the retirement of Sam Burgess and move of George Burgess to Wigan. "Pat is much more highly skilled than you realise and he's quite a good defender," Bennett said. "He has got a hit in him but doesn't miss tackles and for a big guy he doesn't appear to be mobile but he does cover the ground really well."
Patrick Mago Date of Birth - 4 December 1994 Place of Birth - Otahuhu, NZ Height: 187cm Weight: 113kg Position - Prop Junior Club - Souths-Logan Previous Clubs - Canberra (2012-15) - North Queensland(2016-17) - Brisbane (2018-19) Rep Honours - Junior Kangaroos (2013) - Queensland U20 (2014) - Queensland Residents (2018) NRL Games - 14 (2 for Cowboys, 12 for Broncos) NRL Points - 0 NRL Debut - Cowboys vs Panthers, Willows Stadium, 12 August 2017 (Rd23)
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