The South Sydney Rabbitohs have revealed some huge signing news on Monday, announcing the one-year contract extension of True Blue Cody Walker.
Walker enters his seventh season of first grade next year after making his NRL debut in 2016, yet 2021 has been arguably his career-best, playing an instrumental role in taking the Rabbitohs to their first Grand Final appearance since 2014.
His stellar year earned him a number of accolades including Dally M Five-Eighth of the Year and a second consecutive George Piggins Medal as the Rabbitohs’ Best and Fairest.
Turning 32 in January, Walker’s involvement will be invaluable for the upcoming seasons to help guide a host of young talent coming through at South Sydney following the departures of other experienced names such as Adam Reynolds, Dane Gagai, Jaydn Su’A and Benji Marshall.
“I feel I have a role in helping lead this team over the next few years and making sure these young boys have every opportunity to put their best foot forward as they start out their NRL careers,” Walker said.
“We have a great culture within the team and the club, and it’s also a club that respects our cultures outside of football.
“South Sydney is my home and my family, my partner plays for the club too and my boys want to play for the Rabbitohs one day – it really is home.
“We came so close to achieving our goal this year and it has made us all hungrier to get that premiership success and win number 22 for the Rabbitohs.”