Rugby League


Souths sign Goodwin on one-year deal

SYDNEY: South Sydney have signed winger Bryson Goodwin to a one-year deal, the NRL club announced on Friday.

Goodwin joins the Rabbitohs from Canterbury for the 2013 season.

Souths coach Michael Maguire said Goodwin, 26, was an important addition to the club's outside backs, and will add depth behind first-choice pair Nathan Merritt and Andrew Everingham.

"Goodwin is a quality player with both first grade and international experience which will be invaluable for our backline," Maguire said in a statement.

"Unfortunately for him he had a season of injury in 2012 but he'll be joining our squad for pre-season preparations, giving him the best chance to make first grade.

"He's very professional in everything he does and we're looking forward to him bolstering our options in the backs."

Goodwin has scored 33 tries in 77 NRL games which included 68 matches for the Bulldogs and nine for Cronulla.

The Parkes-born Goodwin, who spent 2007 and 2008 with the Sharks and was at the Bulldogs from 2009-2012 has played four Tests for New Zealand. He missed much of the 2012 season with a ruptured spleen.