The NSW Blues have been named for the first game of the 2017 #Origin series.
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Rochow, 26, has played 74 NRL games to date for the Newcastle Knights and Melbourne Storm since making his first grade debut for the Storm against the Roosters in 2010. Rochow also represented Country Origin in 2014.
Rabbitohs Head Coach Michael Maguire is delighted to have Rochow joining the Club for the 2017 season.
"I've worked with Robbie previously at the Melbourne Storm and he will bring great character and leadership to our Club next season," Coach Maguire said.
"He's a very driven individual and wants to add to the culture we have built here at South Sydney.
"In our meetings with him he wants to achieve the same goals as the rest of our group and we are sure that he will be a valuable contributor to our team.
"He will also create more competition for selection in our NRL side next year which spurs on our players to perform at their best, be it at training or in games.
"We're looking forward to having him join our ranks in the pre-season."
BIOGRAPHY - Robbie Rochow
Date of Birth 22 August 1990
Place of Birth Maitland, NSW
Position Prop/Second row
Junior Club East Maitland Griffins
Rep Honours One game for Country Origin (2014)
NRL Games 74 (72 for Knights 2012-current; two for Storm 2010-11)
NRL Points 28 (seven tries all for the Knights)
NRL Debut Storm vs Roosters, AAMI Park, 14 June 2010 (Rd 14)