Damien Cook

Cook runs into NSW Origin contention

Cook shot himself to the front of the queue for NSW hooking duties this year with a sublime performance in the 26-14 win over the Roosters on Thursday night, carving through the Tricolours ruck for 127 running metres as arguably the quickest dummy-half in the game.

Why Cook will never give up on his No.9 dreams

Cook did his chances no harm with a strong 60-minute stint against Wigan on Saturday night, playing a hand in three of the Rabbitohs' four tries.

The 26-year-old is quietly confident the end of the chopping and changing with Robbie Farah is near after new coach Anthony Seibold declared he wants an 80-minute rake. Whether Cook is the man for the job will come down to the Rabbitohs' Charity Shield fixture in Mudgee.

Cook re-signs with Rabbitohs

An explosive hooker, Cook joined the Rabbitohs in October of 2015 and went on to represent the Rabbitohs 17 times in 2016. He made 462 tackles, 15 offloads and was handy with his boot – kicking seven goals and 21 times in open play for 554 kick metres.

Rabbitohs coach Michael Maguire was happy with Cook's decision to remain in the Red & Green until the end of season 2019. Maguire pointed to Cook's professionalism and growth as a football player as signs that a big future lies ahead for Damien Cook.