Player movements: Souths & Storm

South Sydney has boosted its forward pack for next year by announcing the signing of New Zealand international David Kidwell to a three-year deal.

Kidwell, who has played 159 first grade games and 18 Tests for the Kiwis, will leave his current club Melbourne at the end of the season to link with the Rabbitohs.

The 29-year-old's recruitment follows several off-field acquisitions by the club in recent weeks, including the arrival of former Australian cricket physio Errol Alcott and boxer Anthony Mundine as Souths' indigenous liaison officer and part-time trainer.