Cameron Murray Members Address
The South Sydney Rabbitohs are excited to announce the contract extension of Australian international Cameron Murray for a further four seasons, which will see the South Sydney junior in a red and green jersey until at least the end of the 2025 season.
Murray, 22, has played 62 NRL matches for South Sydney following his debut against the Brisbane Broncos in round eight of the 2017 season.
Murray, a Mascot Jets junior, has also played three State of Origin matches for New South Wales in 2019, as well as making his debut for Australia against the Tonga Invitational XIII at the end of last season.
Cameron is the current Dally M Lock of the Year, as well as winning the Rabbitohs’ Jack Rayner Players’ Player and Roy Asotasi Members’ Choice Awards in 2019. In 2017 he was named the Rabbitohs’ John Sattler Rookie of the Year.
Cameron Murray Season in Review
Murray grew up in the South Sydney area, having strong family ties to the Club through his father Corey who played first grade for the Rabbitohs, and his sister Bryanna who is a member of the Rabbitohs Women’s team.
Cameron is highly regarded amongst the Rugby League community, and even at the tender age of 22, is regarded as a future captain of his Club, State and Country. He is also working towards a career after football as a Macquarie Sports Scholarship recipient through Macquarie Bank, as well as taking part in a work placement program with Commercial Real Estate Services company, Cushman and Wakefield.
Murray said there is no other Club that he wishes to play for.
“It’s very exciting for me and a great relief to have a large chunk of my future sorted now, and to know it will be at this Club that I love is very special for me and my family,” Murray said.
“I count my lucky stars at how everything has fallen into place and I have no intention of letting this go or slackening off. It means way too much to me, to play for this Club and to represent it every day.
“For almost the next six years at least I will be a Rabbitoh and the journey is really only just starting for me.
“It’s very exciting and I can’t wait to represent our Members on the field once again, starting this Friday night against the Roosters.”
Cameron Murray 50 NRL Games
Rabbitohs Head of Football, Mark Ellison, said Murray’s contract extension was a key part of the Club’s recruitment and retention plans.
“I’ve watched Cameron play since he was five years of age. He never ceases to amaze me,” Mr Ellison said.
“He comes from a great family, has strong values, is already working on his life after football and is very focussed on being the best person, as well as footballer, that he can be every day.
“He has worked very hard to get to the position he is in now and the next challenge for him is to become the leader we all know he can be, as well as to cement himself in the New South Wales and Australian representative sides.
“We’re very happy to have finalised Cameron’s contract extension, as I am sure our Members and supporters are as well.”
|Date of Birth||16 January 1998|
|Place of Birth||Sydney, NSW|
|Position||Lock, second row|
|Junior Club||Mascot Jets|
|NRL Games||62 (all for the Rabbitohs)|
|NRL Points||60 (from 15 tries)|
|NRL Debut||Rabbitohs vs Broncos, ANZ Stadium, 21 April 2017 (Rd 8)|
|Rep Honours||One Test match for Australia (2019); three State of Origin matches for New South Wales (2019); one game for the Junior Kangaroos (2017); New South Wales under 20s (2017); New South Wales under 18s (2016); Australian Schoolboys (2015); New South Wales under 16s (2014)|
|Awards and Honours||Dally M Lock of the Year (2019); Jack Rayner Players’ Player Award (2019); Roy Asotasi Member’s Choice Award (2019); NRL/RLPA Academic Team of the Year (2018); John Sattler Rookie of the Year Award (2017); Captain New South Wales under 20s (2017); Captain New South Wales under 18s (2016)|