Souths sign Farah for next two seasons

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ST GEORGE Illawarra have confirmed the signing of Rabbitohs rake Cameron McInnes, with the club announcing that the 22-year-old will join the club immediately on a two-year deal keeping him in the red v until the end of 2018.

The Tigers will fork out $750,000 of Farah's salary next year having agitated for the 32-year-old to leave the club in a bid to hand control of the side to playmakers Luke Brooks and Mitchell Moses.

With 247 first-grade games to Farah's credit, Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire is pleased to be adding the representative hooker to his squad.

"Robbie has accomplished many things in the game and we look forward to him joining our squad and pushing for a spot in our top 17 each week", Maguire said.

"Competition for spots is a driving factor for success at any Club and by adding a player of Robbie's ability we will be increasing that competition within our squad".

Farah reportedly signed the deal on Thursday morning before leaving overseas on holidays.

Granted a release: Cameron McInnes.

McInnes spent the back end of the 2016 season playing in the Intrust Super Premiership with Damien Cook being preferred as the clubs starting hooker.

"I'm a Botany boy and played there for 10 years so I was a Souths junior all the way through but I've finished that chapter now and I'm looking forward to the next one".

"The off-season is a good time to relax, but I can't wait to get down to Wollongong with all the boys and rip in and start building for 2017".

McInnes has played 39 NRL matches for the Rabbitohs since making his debut against the Dragons in 2014.