The South Sydney Rabbitohs have officially confirmed the signing of Dane Gagai, with the Knights back joining them on a four-year deal starting next season.
“Dane is one of the best outside backs in the competition and he has played plenty of football at the elite levels of the game in a variety of positions across the backline,” Coach Maguire said, according to the Rabbitohs website.
“His ability and versatility on the field will be matched by the experience he will be able to bring to the young backs in our squad off the field, plus he has the added experience of putting in the hard work to reach State of Origin level at this stage of his career.
“In our discussions with Dane he’s demonstrated that he’s willing to come to our Club and work hard to bring success to the team, he’s a man of great character and has leadership qualities that he will bring to the Club too.
“He’s also very active in the Indigneous community and he will fit in well with the community programs and initiatives run by Souths Cares.
“We wish Dane the best of luck as he finishes off this season with Newcastle and we look forward to having him join our squad for the 2018 pre-season.”