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 South Sydney
Next Game: The Season has finished
Rabbitohs' Johnston open to NRL offers
26 Apr 2017
Try-scoring sensation Alex Johnston is refusing to pledge his playing future to South Sydney beyond the 2017 NRL season.

South Sydney young gun Alex Johnston is refusing to pledge his future to the Rabbitohs as he looks to secure a long-term fullback role in the NRL.

After bursting onto the scene as one of the game's hottest talents in Souths' 2014 premiership-winning season, Johnston has had to bide his time before getting his hands on the club's famous No.1 jumper.

It's a jersey worn in the past by the legendary Clive Churchill and, until round one this season, Kangaroos great and Rabbitohs captain Greg Inglis.

Before Inglis broke down with a likely season-ending knee injury, Johnston had to make do on the wing, where he'd scored the bulk of his 49 four-pointers at a prolific rate of almost a try a game.

Now the 22-year-old has made it known that playing fullback is central to his contract negotiations.

"One hundred per cent," Johnston said ahead of Souths' round-nine hosting of Manly on Friday night.

"I always thought I was a fullback and played fullback growing up, so in the top grade all the chances I get this year I'll be putting my best foot forward.

"I love playing fullback. I've got a taste for it so I'm looking to be playing fullback going forward."

Off-contract at the end of 2017, Johnston isn't making any promises to Souths fans that he'll be at Redfern next season.

"Everything's working in the background. At the moment, I've really just got to focus on footy and focus on playing fullback," he said.

When pressed if he was leaning towards remaining a Rabbitoh, the South Sydney-born-and-raised star said: "It's not heading in any direction at the moment. It's in the background and I'm here to talk about footy".

Johnston's immediate focus is firmly on Friday night and his head-to-head duel with Manly's in-form State of Origin contender Tom Trbojevic.

"Tommy 'Turbo' at the back, he's playing really good," Johnston said.

"So, for me, a challenge against him at the moment will be something good for me to to really look forward to.

"It will be good for me to compete against him."


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Last Game: The Rabbitohs lost against the Newcastle Knights 28 - 42 at Energy Australia Stadium, Australia (5099 days ago)  game results here
 South Sydney Season 0 Stats (All games)
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 Leagues the South Sydney are in
1995 Winfield Cup, 1996 Optus Cup, 1998 NRL Season, 1999 NRL Country Carnival, 1999 NRL Season, 2002 Pre-season games, 2002 NRL Season, 2003 NRL Season,

 Players in 2002
Adam Muir, Adam Peek, Andrew Hart, Andrew Hinson, Andrew King, Blaine Stanley, Brad Watts, Brent Grose, Brett Sheehan, David Elvy, Duncan MacGillivray, Frank Puletua, Glen Grief, Jacin Sinclair, Jamie Fitzgerald, Jason Death, Luke Stuart, Nathan Merritt, Owen Craigie, Paul McNicholas, Paul Stringer, Russell Richardson, Scott Geddes, Scott McLean, Shane Rigon, Terry Lamey, Wade Mckinnon, Wes Maas,

 Players in 1999
Andrew Dunneman, Brett Rodwell, Chris Caruana, Craig Wing, Darrell Trindall, Ian Rubin, James Smith, Jason Nicols, Jeremy Schloss, Julian O'Neill, Justin Loomans, Lee Hookey, Matt Parsons, Robert Tocco, Sean Garlick, Tim Brasher, Tony Iro, Wayne Richards, Wes Patten,
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Last Results

Sunday, 11 May, 2003
Newcastle 42
South Sydney 28


Saturday, 3 May, 2003
Canberra 34
South Sydney 12


Sunday, 27 Apr, 2003
Eagles 28
South Sydney 20


Saturday, 19 Apr, 2003
Penrith 16
South Sydney 14


Saturday, 12 Apr, 2003
South Sydney 32
Wests Tigers 22


Sunday, 6 Apr, 2003
Warriors 38
South Sydney 16


Monday, 31 Mar, 2003
Cowboys 27
South Sydney 20


Sunday, 23 Mar, 2003
Brisbane 22
South Sydney 20


Saturday, 15 Mar, 2003
Canterbury 34
South Sydney 26


Saturday, 31 Aug, 2002
Cowboys 36
South Sydney 34


2003 NRL LADDER
Round 10
May 17th - 18th
Pos  Team Name  P
 1   Canberra   16 
 2   Brisbane   14 
 3   Warriors   14 
 4   Sydney City   12 
 5   Melbourne   12 
 6   Newcastle   12 
 7   Penrith   12 
 8   Canterbury   10 
 9   St George   10 
 10   Eagles   8 
 11   Cowboys   8 
 12   Sharks   6 
 13   Wests Tigers   6 
 14   Parramatta   4 
 15   South Sydney   2 
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