Rabbitohs sign Mundine jnr to league deal

Anthony Mundine's son CJ has joined South Sydney on a two-year league deal after two seasons playing five-eighth and fullback as a St George Illawarra junior.

South Sydney have signed former NRL player Anthony Mundine's son CJ on a two-year deal.

The young back will wear the cardinal and myrtle jersey until at least the end of the 2021 season.

Mundine, 18, is a St George Illawarra junior, having played the past two years with their SG Ball team.

He shifted to Souths Juniors club, the Matraville Tigers, playing alongside father Anthony in the A-grade competition.

CJ Mundine is a five-eighth or fullback, with the Rabbitohs seeing him as an exciting fullback option with a bright future, according to football general manager Shane Richardson.

"CJ is an outstanding prospect and we're delighted to know he will be learning his trade at South Sydney," Richardson said.

"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 (Tony) both being fantastic athletes in rugby league and boxing.

"We're looking forward to seeing him develop in our system initially with our championship-winning under 20s squad," Richardson said.