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South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club Limited is delighted to announce the re-signing of Jason Death for the 2004 NRL season.
The durable hooker, arguably one of the most popular players at the South Sydney club with fans, sponsors and team mates alike, contemplated finishing his career in England next year, but the veteran has decided to have one more season in the National Rugby League following the completion of fruitful negotiations with Rabbitohs coaching staff and senior management.
Death, who turns 33 next year, will also be working part time in the club's sales and marketing department to develop additional skills for life after football.
"I'm thrilled to be going around for one more year with Souths," Jason said.
"It's a great club and I'm confident we'll improve on the field next year. I am determined to contribute whatever I can to a successful 2004 season and I'm very grateful to the club for giving me the opportunity of reaching my goal of playing in 200 first grade games. I only have 7 to go before I reach that milestone and I'm really pumped up to achieve this objective as well as helping Souths have an improved season. Rabbitohs Head Coach, Paul Langmack, says he's delighted that Jason Death is going around for one more season in the NRL.
"Jason's a great clubman and a real professional. He is a committed athlete and his contribution to the team next year will be very useful," Langmack said.
The South Sydney Rabbitohs sincerely wish Jason Death all the best for what will be his 13th consecutive year in first grade.