Te Hau and Rahme Sign for 2022-23
12th August 2021
The South Sydney Rabbitohs are delighted to announce the signing of two exciting young prospects, bolstering the Club’s depth with a view to future NRL debuts. Outside backs Leon Te Hau has signed to full-time contract in 2022 with Jaxson Rahme signing with the Club to progress their development through the Club’s pathways program.
Te Hau, 18, is a fullback or winger that was identified through the Rabbitohs’ South-East Queensland Elite Player Development Satellite program in 2021. He has signed with the Club until the end of the 2024 season, starting on a development contract and progressing to a top 30 contract in the final two years of the agreement. Te Hau was named as the Queensland under 18s fullback earlier this year and is in line for selection in the Australian Schoolboys side to be named later in 2021.
Rahme, 17, is a middle forward that has committed to the Rabbitohs for the next two seasons. Rahme won the most valuable player award for NSW Combined Catholic Colleges this year and is in line for selection in the Australian Schoolboys squad to be announced later this year. He joins the Rabbitohs from the Balmain Tigers junior representative system, also having captained his school side, Holy Cross Ryde, in the 2021 GIO Schoolboys Cup.
Rabbitohs Head of Football, Mark Ellison, says these young players have the opportunity to progress as footballers and as young men at the Rabbitohs. "We’re really excited to have secured the services of Leon and Jaxson. They are all considered elite players in their age groups and, with hard work, they will get the opportunity to progress their growth as footballers and as young men in our programs and systems," Mr Ellison said. "Leon has benefitted from coming through our he South-East Queensland program, This program is managed, as is our whole pathways program, by our Head of Elite Pathways and Player Development, Joe O’Callaghan, and these programs are developing some fantastic young players in both our men’s and women’s squads. We’re also looking forward to having Jaxson join our ranks after a stellar National Schoolboys tournament. Again, with hard work, they will all have the chance to put their best foot forward at South Sydney."
Leon Te Hau Date of Birth - 6 August 2003 Place of Birth - Logan, Queensland Height: 186cm Weight: 88kg Position - Fullback, Wing Junior Club - Wynnum-Manly Previous Clubs - Wynnum-Manly (Juniors 2018-21) Representative Honours - Queensland Schoolboys U18s Merit Team (2021) - Brisbane-Metro East U18s (2021) - Brisbane City U16s (2019) Jaxson Rahme Date of Birth - 4 December 2003 Place of Birth - Sydney, NSW Height: 185cm Weight: 100kg Position - Prop Junior Club - Dundas Previous Clubs - Balmain (Juniors 2019-21) Representative Honours - NSW CCC (Combined Catholic Colleges) U18s (2021) Awards - NSW CCC U18s Most Valuable Player (2021)
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