The South Sydney Rabbitohs have today announced the signing of Cook Islands international Steven Marsters for the 2020 season.
Predominately a fullback or centre, 19-year old Marsters made his Test debut for the Kukis during last month’s Rep Weekend, kicking nine goals in their 66-6 win over South Africa.
A Mt Wellington Warriors junior, Marsters joined the St George Illawarra Dragons as a teenager, playing in the Illawarra Steelers’ SG Ball Grand Final loss to Penrith in 2016 and representing the New Zealand 18s side later that year.
In 2017, he played 22 games for the Dragons NYC side as a 17-year old, scoring nine tries.
In May of that season, he represented the Junior Kiwis for the first time, scoring a try in their loss to the Junior Kangaroos.
In 2018, Marsters signed an NRL development contract with the Dragons, starting the season in the Jersey Flegg before moving up to the Canterbury Cup.
In October, he played for the Junior Kiwis and once again scored a try in their loss to the Kangaroos.
Despite still being Jersey Flegg eligible in 2019, Marsters has spent the entire season playing for the Dragons’ Canterbury Cup side.
In 15 appearances so far, he’s scored nine tries and is averaging 97.1 metres and 2.3 tackle breaks per game.
He is the cousin of Wests Tigers and New Zealand Test centre Esan Marsters.
Born: 19 October 1999 (Auckland, NZ)
Junior clubs: Mt Wellington Warriors, Thirroul Butchers
Rep Honours: Cook Islands (2019), Junior Kiwis (2017, 2018), NZ 18s (2016)