Souths sign the son of former NRL star Anthony Mundine

South Sydney Rabbitohs have announced the signing of CJ Mundine – the son of former St George Illawarra star Anthony Mundine – on a two-year deal.

The 18-year-old is a Dragons junior and represented the club’s SG Ball side before moving to Matraville Tigers – where he played alongside his dad in the A-grade competition.

CJ Mundine, who is a five-eighth or full-back, will start his Bunnies career in the Under 20s and is believed to be just as exciting with the ball as his father was back in his playing days.

Souths General Manager of Football Shane Richardson told the club website: “CJ is an outstanding prospect and we’re delighted to know he will be learning his trade at South Sydney.

Article continues below the advert

“He has shown plenty of promise in the junior representative grades, he had plenty of interest from other NRL clubs for his services, and we couldn’t be happier to see him pick the Rabbitohs as his club of choice for his career development moving forward.

“He comes from a great pedigree with his father and grandfather both being fantastic athletes in Rugby League and Boxing, and he has been brought up with great values in a strong family.

“We’re looking forward to seeing him develop in our system initially with our championship-winning under 20s squad and to see him live The Rabbitoh Way.”