Rabbitohs get Williams signature

The South Sydney Rabbitohs has today announced the re-signing of halfback Joe Williams to a two-year deal.

Williams has decided he wants to remain with the Rabbitohs for seasons 2005 and 2006 after fielding offers from several other NRL Clubs over the past week. He has accepted less money to stay with the Rabbitohs, indicating his faith in the Club and his desire to move forward with South Sydney.

?This is as much a statement about Souths? future as it is about the signing of a talented young halfback,? CEO Shane Richardson said.

Williams said he wants to be a part of Souths as it moves forward.

?I?m very happy to be staying on at Souths as I know this Club has a bright future ahead and I want to be a part of that,? Williams said today.